Senior researchers join ACED
ACED, the Antwerp Centre of Evolutionary Demography, an international, multidisciplinary research centre of excellence of the Department of Management, is happy to welcome Prof. dr. ir. Victor Gilsing, senior research professor Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship. Prof. dr. Carolyn Declerck, associate professor of the Department of Management joined ACED as senior researcher in the field of Neuro-Economics.
The Research Centre on Commodity Flows continues in a third generation Policy Research Centre – MOBILO (Research Centre on Freight and passenger flows)
The Department of Transport and Regional Economics can continue its policy supporting research for the Flemish government for another four years. The Research Centre on Commodity Flows will continue as ‘MOBILO - The Research Centre on Freight and Passenger Flows’. The Centre will deal with a series of new, targeted research themes, which are important for the Flemish policy decision making and which are built around two focal points: freight transport on the one hand, passenger transport on the other. Both freight and passenger transport require a specific expertise and approach, but they are also interrelated. Therefore, the necessary expertise is brought together in a consortium, led by the Department of Transport and Regional Economics at the University of Antwerp. The consortium partner is the Department MOSI-Transport and Logistics at the Free University of Brussels. The consortium MOBILO (Mobility and Logistics) will use its expertise and experience to deal with research streams in the five main research areas as defined in the call: ports, airports, integration of the logistics chain, city logistics and commuter traffic.MOBILO’s research is built on three pillars which are crucial for successful policies for sustainable transport: transport matters, sustainability matters and innovation matters. The promoters within the University of Antwerp are prof. dr. Hilde Meersman , prof. dr. Eddy Van de Voorde , prof. dr. Thierry Vanelslander and prof. dr. Ann Verhetsel . The day-to-day management is consigned to dr. Evy Onghena.
The University of Antwerp participates in STORE (Research Centre on Entrepreneurship and Regional Economics)
The Flemish policy research centre on Entrepreneurship and Regional Economics will conduct research on business culture in Flanders, development of small and medium sized enterprises and growth and development of industrial clusters in the region of Flanders. Within this framework, the Department of Transport and Regional Economics of the University of Antwerp will conduct research on the spatial distribution of economic activity, smart specialisation strategies and retail policy. Promoter within the University of Antwerp is prof. dr. Ann Verhetsel , dr. Thomas Vanoutrive is coordinator of the Antwerp participation in the research centre.