After successfully obtaining his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Seyed started his doctoral programme in maritime transportation at the University of Antwerp. During his research, he faced many educational and research related challenges but in the end, those challenges helped him become a better version of himself and overcome difficulties in real life.
Three months after her PhD defense on the topic of decentralized energy systems, Iolanda Saviuc took a moment to reflect on her PhD process. She became curious about the connection that people who did a PhD share and wondered what is behind this connection. In her research column she compares her PhD journey with the the classic divide between ‘hedgehogs’ and ‘foxes’, people knowing one thing and in-depth, and people knowing many things, not in-depth.
Loren Pauwels recently wrapped up her PhD journey after 7,5 years. In her own words, she shares her research experiences at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
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.
PhD student Aman Srivastava gives 5 tips for a succesful PhD.
20 May 2019: D-day. Not only because the final episode of Game of Thrones was broadcasted in Belgium that day, but also – and for Leentje Moortgat, more important – the day of her public defence.
Last June, Wim Coreynen obtained his doctoral degree (PhD) at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE). It was the end of a journey that began ten years ago when he started as a master’s student at the Antwerp Management School (AMS).
Tim Huygh was a research associate at the Faculty of Business and Economics. He’s currently working as an assistant professor at the Open University Maastricht. Find out more about his journey.
In retrospect, Joris Beckers’ PhD was a mix of heights and lows, of opportunism and altruism, of freedom and pressure, and many more dualities. While these challenges are not necessarily different from other endeavours in life, he believes it is the extent of the contrasts that really sets this job apart. Coping with these extremes required some unique factors.
In the months before Christmas, advertisers try to seduce the children (and their parents and family) even more than usual with their campaigns on multiple platforms (both offline and online). This is exactly what the topic of Kristien Daems’ PhD was about, namely the effects of online advertisements on children and teenagers.
In October 2014 Alexander Paternoster started his PhD journey under the supervision of professor Johan Braet and professor Johan Springael. He investigated one of the most ‘appealing’ research topics of the University of Antwerp: the effect of the transport and storage conditions during the distribution of Belgian exported beer (and the economic consequences) on the beer flavour and aroma.
Daniel Mucci’s PhD project was a cooperation between the University of São Paulo and the University of Antwerp, based on a joint PhD agreement. He developed a PhD project in the domain of family firm governance.