Research from a think tank of professors and experts suggests that the vaccination of the Belgian population should be carried out through larger, professional and centrally controlled vaccination centers. They propose setting-up some 70 centers, instead of the 200 centers proposed by the government.
Alexis Soulopoulos founded Mad Paws, Australia's leading pet sitting community. The Sydney-based start-up has over 20,000 approved sitters and 500.000 pets on its books. Given the way he handled the coronacrisis, The CEO Magazine named him Young Executive of the Year. In 2019, Alexis was also listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia.
For Sven Buyle, starting an academic career was not really his childhood dream As a fourteen-year-old, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. Little did he know that, a decade later, he would start a PhD in air transport economics.
For Kamal Kharmach - alumnus, lecturer, entrepreneur and stand-up comedian, humor is crucial in corona times: "Laughing gives us a sense of control, it’s an expression of a healthy society that can put things into perspective".
Peak volume problems, next day delivery and nationwide prices: What the parcel industry can learn from the aviation sectorThe current problems of the parcel industry were unfortunately clearly written in the stars. The business model of the webshops and distributors has reached its limits. A lot can be learned from the airline industry, but consumers too will have to become more aware of the challenges the e-commerce parcel market faces.
The University of Antwerp is proud to announce Arnaud Adam and Joris Beckers as the winners of the triennial Mercator-Ortelius Prize 202. With their thesis, both authors make an original contribution of high scientific quality to a relevant social and economic theme.
The COVID-19 crisis offers a great opportunity for your local bakery, specialized retailer or grocery store. The obligatory closure of physical shops forced many of them to finally set up a webshop while consumers had to move online to purchase products. Joris Beckers (UAntwerp) explains why entrepreneurs should now benefit from the efforts made and professionalize their online channel.
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