Cursusaanbod Interuniversitair

Hieronder vind je een overzicht van initiatieven die de UAntwerpen ondersteunt, in samenwerking met andere Vlaamse universiteiten of onderzoekscentra.


FLAMES staat voor Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics.

Dit interuniversitair initiatief biedt trainingen over methodologie en statistiek. StatUa is een partner van FLAMES.

Een overzicht van het trainingsaanbod vind je op de website.


Jarl Kampen 
Tel. +32 3 265 40 97



From PhD to Job Market

Your career is likely to take you outside the hallowed halls of academia. Exploring the non-academic realm is a vitalizing and thoroughly exhilarating process, but often causes a great deal of anxiety and nervousness. From PhD to Job Market will help you reduce your fears and increase your “real-life” successes.

Join us for a supercharged and future-forward conference on career paths and opportunities for PhDs in life sciences and medicine with keynote lectures, PhD career stories and several labour market oriented workshops. The full programme (edition 2019) can be found on the conference website. Information on a future edition will follow as soon as possible.

The event is open to all PhD researchers in the life sciences and medicine UAntwerp, Ghent University, VUB, KU Leuven and UHasselt




f-TALES (Flanders Training Network Life Sciences) is een interuniversitair initiatief die workshops organiseert voor doctorandi en post-doctoraal onderzoekers in the Life Sciences.

Op de website vind je een volledig overzicht van de workshops.


Herestraat 49 box 700
3000 Leuven
Tel. +32 (0)16 32 26 20


Knowledge for Growth

Knowledge for growth, is Europe's finest life sciences conference and debuts this year as a hybrid event.The conference features an exciting programme providing vital insight into the global life sciences’ landscape, one-to-one partnering, a trade fair and more!

On 27, 28 and 29 September 2021, you can join interactive workshops, company pitches, live panel debates and top level keynotes. Both on-site (Ghent) and online.

On September 27, academic researchers working on a research project within the broad spectrum of life sciences, i.e. healthcare, agriculture and food or industrial applications, can present their research to all attendees. Deadline for submission is 21 May 2021.

Registrations are now open!

Registration fee for PhD researchers (€160) can be reimbursed via the educational credit.


Flanders Bio
Stefaan Galle
Tel. +32 9 241 80 41



Qualitative Research Seminars

Research & Valorization

This seminar series, organised by the Doctoral Schools of 5 Flemish Universities, targets PhD students and young researchers in all disciplines at the beginning of their academic career. Registration for each seminar is organized by the doctoral school of the host institution and all questions related to registration and practical organization should be directed to the doctoral school of the host institution. PhD students from all Flemish universities can participate free of charge. For participants from other institutions, there is a participation fee. They will be contacted individually about this.

University Contact e-mail
University of Antwerp Kris De Clerck
Ghent University Mia Rousseau
Hasselt University Hilde Vanderheyden
University of Leuven

Michèle Van Buggenum
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Nele Van Schelvergem




Systematic Review - Course by Cochrane


Are you trying to get that high-impact publication? Are you tired of inefficient literature searches? Do you want the introduction of your thesis to be something more? Then why not perform a systematic review? Systematic reviews are literature overviews that attempt to answer clearly defined questions, with explicit methods to identify, select, critically appraise, analyze and report data.

This 3-day course will teach you all about the different steps to take to perform a high-quality, methodologically sound and reliable literature overview, from designing a search strategy to performing meta-analyses. This hands-on course, taught by experienced Cochrane authors, consists of lectures, workshops and discussions on:

  • Writing your review protocol
  • Conducting a systematic review
  • Use of the Review Manager software
  • Performing meta-analyses

Click here to find the detailed course programme.

For more information, visit the website 

​About Cochrane

Cochrane is a nonprofit organization that provides guidance and support to researchers and healthcare professionals who want to write high-quality systematic reviews. The Cochrane methodology is considered the gold standard in systematic review development.

Registration and practical information

Next courses will take place online via Zoom on following dates:
Course 1 : 3, 4 and 5 May 2021 (via KULeuven) or 
Course 2: 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2021 (via UGent)

Registration : closed!
As places in both courses are limited, all available places for both courses are already taken.

This course is free for PhD students from the University of Antwerp.

Contact Cochrane

Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (Cebam)
3000 Leuven 
Tel.: +32 (0)16 37 72 73


Het VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie) is een onafhankelijk onderzoeksinstituut, gefinancierd door de Vlaamse overheid, met 1470 wetenschappers uit meer dan 60 landen die werken aan KU Leuven, Universiteit Antwerpen, UGent, Vrije Universiteit Brussel en Universiteit Hasselt.

VIB verricht baanbrekend basisonderzoek naar de werking van het menselijk lichaam, planten en micro-organismen. Hierbij ligt de nadruk op het vertalen van basisonderzoek naar toepassingen voor geneeskunde en landbouw.

Een overzicht van de trainingen die het VIB aanbiedt, vind je op de website.

Tel. +32 9 244 66 11





Vlaamse AI Academie (VAIA)

De Vlaamse AI Academie of VAIA is een samenwerking van alle Vlaamse universiteiten en hogescholen en wil professionals en onderzoekers in Vlaanderen over artificiële intelligentie (AI) bijscholen. Op deze manier leert iedereen de mogelijkheden ervan herkennen en benutten. De aanwezige expertise over AI worden zo gekanaliseerd van de academische wereld naar het bedrijfsleven, waardoor de Vlaamse economie zal versterken. Met een breed aanbod aan toegankelijke opleidingen wordt iedereen gestimuleerd tot levenslang leren.

Een overzicht van opleidingen vind je op de website van VAIA:

Contact persoon voor UAntwerpen:
Pieter Caris
+32 (0)3 265 35 26

What does it mean to be a researcher in 21st century academia?

Deze lezingenserie is gericht naar doctorandi, jonge onderzoekers aan het begin van hun loopbaan van alle doctoral schools, en postdoctorale onderzoekers. Ook promotoren en andere geïnteresseerden van het academisch personeel zijn welkom.

Informatie over de volgende editie volgt zo snel mogelijk.


  • To have a critical understanding of the contemporary political economy of academic research environments and academic knowledge production more generally;
  • To have critical insight into and awareness of the current responsibilities and societal role of academic research;
  • To gain comprehensive knowledge of current debates on a series of topics related to today's role of academic research, such as publication policies and strategies, research ethics, intellectual property regimes, etc.;
  • To obtain critical insights into the relationships between academic institutions, markets and society/democracy;
  • To formulate critical arguments and engage in interactive debates;
  • To formulate a critical analysis of the elaborated topics and defend one's own arguments in short academic essays;
  • To apply the obtained critical insights during a public debate with policy makers and university staff;
  • To translate the obtained awareness and insights into action in their personal academic environments.