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Francqui-Foundation

The purpose of the  Francqui Foundation is to encourage the prestige of disinterested fundamental research. It also provides Belgian scholars and scientists with indisputable moral support. The statutes clearly state that its objective is "to further the development of higher education and scientific research in Belgium".  This implicitly means that interuniversity collaboration is also encouraged.

For the academic year 2019-2020 the University of Antwerp has the honour to welcome the following Francqui Chairs:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Business & Economics:
    Prof. dr. Siem Jan Koopman
     – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Title:
     The Econometrics of Time-Varying Parameters
    Promotor: Prof. dr. Sunčica Vujić
    Inaugural lecture: Monday 30 November 2020 – 16:00, Stadscampus – Grauwzusters – Tassiszaal (Hof van Liere)
  • Chair at the Faculty of Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Luc De Raedt - KULeuven
    Promotor: Prof. dr. Bart Goethals
    Inaugural lecture: Thursday 12 March 2020 – 17:00, Campus Middelheim –
    Building G - Room G.010 (Postponed)

From 2019 to 2022 the following professor acts as a Collen-Francqui Research Professor:

  • Chair at the faculty of Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Bert Maes – UAntwerpen
    Inaugural lecture: Monday 15 June 2020 – 18:00, Stadscampus – De Grauwzusters – Promotiezaal (Postponed)

From 2019 to 2022 the following professor acts as an International Collen-Francqui Professor:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Philippe De Wals Université Laval
    Promotors
    : Prof. dr. Philippe Beutels & prof. dr. Pierre Van Damme
  • Inaugural lecture: Wednesday 11 March 2020 – 18:00, Campus Drie Eiken – 
    Building O – Room O.O8 (Postponed)

From 2017 to 2019, the following professor acts as a Francqui Research Professor:

  • Chair at the Faculty of Social Sciences:
    Prof. dr. Sara Bals 
    – UAntwerpen
    Inaugural lecture: Wednesday March 14, 2018  (17:00, Campus Middelheim/G.010 -Jan Fabre)
Titulars (Academic year 2011 until 2017)

Titulars (Academic year 2011 until 2017)