University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp has about 20,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. 19% of our student population comes from abroad. The University of Antwerp is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach.

We are ranked 13th in the Times Higher Education Ranking for Young Universities (2017) and 14th in the QS University Ranking Top 50 Under 50 (2018).

Antwerp is an intriguing city. Apart from the fact that the city is well known for its international port and for being a world centre for diamond trade, it has many excellent museums and historical monuments, as well as a great nightlife scene, fine shopping districts, and a booming commercial centre.

Facts and Figures

  • 20,164 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
  • 1,825 PhD students
  • 244 PhDs in 2016
  • 3,650 scientific publications each year
  • 5,398 staff members (17 % from abroad, 88 nationalities)
  • 624 professors
  • 290 assistants
  • 2,933 researchers
  • 1,270 administrative and technical staff
  • 60,000 alumni
  • 5 campuses in Antwerp


  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Engineering
  • Arts
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Science

30 bachelor programmes (undergraduate) taught in Dutch

57 master programmes, 25 advanced master programmes and 27 postgraduate programmes available in Dutch or in English.

All faculties offer doctoral programmes.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

University of Antwerp

This postgraduate programme aims to respond to the increasing demand in industry and research for people who can play an innovating, leading role in the rapidly evolving ... [+]

The Postgraduate of Internet of Things with 66 ECTS credits is organised by the University of Antwerp together with Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and lecturers from KU Leuven and the Antwerp Management School.

The curriculum consists of eight core modules in the first semester and an IoT project and an optional component of at least 6 ECTS credits in the second semester. Upon graduation, you receive a postgraduate certificate.

Additionally, to accommodate professionals, it is possible to follow each module separately.

Belgium Antwerp
September 2020
1 year
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Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions arising from our daily energy use. "Think globally, act locally" is necessary to trigger urgent and drastic changes. E ... [+]

Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions arising from our daily energy use. “Think globally, act locally” is necessary to trigger urgent and drastic changes. Energy use and solutions are local, but markets and technologies are global. Finding feasible pathways to transform energy systems poses huge challenges for all of us.

On the one hand, drastic change requires fresh ideas, new ways of approaching problems and the discovery of unexplored paths. On the other hand the solid laws of physics and eternal endeavours of human beings constrain freedom of action.

The Postgraduate of Energy and Climate is innovative. The lectures focus on energy for the future: energy efficiency and renewable energy are studied from the energy end-use and services perspective. But the future is also uncertain: debated policy topics are covered by two lecturers, diverging in analysis and proposed solutions. The programme furthermore focuses on our common future: it invites a broad audience, from non-technical scholars to certified engineers, who are all eager to learn about new perspectives and approaches for addressing energy and climate issues.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp
September 2020
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Hidden masterpieces

Drug sewers

Eco economics

Renewable energy

In between atoms

University of Antwerp
University of Antwerp Campus Middelheim Middelheim 1
2020 Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
+32 3 265 31 89