During the past four years, Loïc De Weerdt pursued a PhD in Environmental Economics. From day one, as a member of the “EnvEcon” research group, he was immersed in a close-knit group of international researchers. Overall, enrolling in the PhD programme has been one of his best decisions.
Zowel Vera als dochter Eva studeerden TEW: bedrijfskunde. Vera studeerde in 1989 af aan het toenmalige UFSIA, Eva in 2019 aan UAntwerpen. Eva lanceerde deze maand de People Planet Profit Podcast, waarin ze rolmodellen interviewt die zich inzetten om bedrijven duurzamer te maken. Zo hoopt anderen te inspireren om actie te ondernemen.
On Thursday 29 April 2021, the Faculty of Business and Economics hosted its first ever online edition of the Business Update session ‘Why sustainability is inevitable?’. The general consensus of the evening was not that we should ask ourselves if and why sustainability is inevitable, but that it simply already is! Stakeholder expectations are high, and sustainability is key for all businesses to create added-value and to ensure long-term success.
Philippe Van Gerwen, alumnus Business Engineering: Management Information Systems is part of the MUN Society Belgium (MSB). Recently, he participated in the Harvard World Model United Nations (MUN), and, together with his team, won the Best Large Delegation award.
An app with smart software and artificial intelligence that can prepare a visit to the doctor or hospital as best as possible? Introducing Bingli! Tom Van De Putte, alumnus Business Economics, has been working on the development of the app since 2015. Due to the coronavirus an ‘isolated’ COVID version was created in record time. Soon, the UZA will have the scoop to be the first emergency department to work with Bingli.
On the third day of the I-week on Sustainability, students got the opportunity to attend a keynote session from Philippe Weiler, Head of Sustainability at LIDL. Based on his extensive experience he provided answers to several questions regarding sustainability as a discount retailer.
For the 8th time in a row, the Faculty of Business and Economics organised its I-week on Sustainability for business economics students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition will take place online. But as a famous soccer player once said, each advantage has its disadvantage…
During Economie Ontcijferd, Prof. Steven Van Passel, talks about the economic implications of climate action and inaction. A brief summary.
In a new research project, professors of the Faculty of Business and Economics work together with the Port of Antwerp to analyze the safety networks with the aim to achieve integrated risk and crisis governance for this critical infrastructure.
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 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”.
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.