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.
Het staat buiten kijf dat het voor de cultuursector twee zware jaren zijn geweest. Vorig jaar, na de eerste lockdown, onderzocht de UAntwerpen samen met Publiq, UGent, Kenniscentrum Cultuur- en Mediaparticipatie en het Kenniscentrum Cultuurmanagement & Cultuurbeleid hoe de mensen cultuur in coronatijden beleefden. Dit jaar hebben ze opnieuw grootschalige bevragingen opgezet om de evolutie in kaart te brengen en vooruit te blikken.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danny Sandra obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Business and Economics (UAntwerp). In one minute, he explains why entrainment is relevant for organisations and how the model of spiritual leadership can influence this process.
Walter Van Andel was finishing his PhD when the pandemic hit. It taught him valuable lessons about the content of his dissertation, and the value of being able to realign your perspective in the light of unexpected changes.
Now more than ever, aviation needs a training approach that is efficient and safe. Together with some big names in the aviation world, Sebastiaan Esselens (master’s student Business Engineering: Management Information Systems), created a model to make pilot training more varied and personalized.
When Bram Roosens started his PhD back in 2014, he had no clue that he would end up where he is today. He decided to write a little piece on how cultivating a curious, serendipitous mindset has helped him throughout his PhD.
Big Data generated by people provide enormous prediction value for Artificial Intelligent systems. However, explaining how these models use the data to make predictions is quite challenging. This Evidence Counterfactual explanation approach considers how a model would behave if it didn’t have the original set of data to work with.