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In the past few months, the University of Antwerp volunteered to act as national delegate for the GUESSS Project 2021. GUESSS stands for Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey – an international project. In 2021, the project collected 267,366 survey responses from 58 countries. In order to stimulate student participation and support young entrepreneurs at the same time, we raffled vouchers from local businesses.

De leerstoel ‘BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistiek en Havens’ verbonden aan de Universiteit Antwerpen, is na meer dan tien jaar nog lang niet uitgepraat. In september wordt feestelijk teruggeblikt op de realisaties van het afgelopen decennium, én volop vooruit gekeken. Duurzaamheid, technologie, de groeiende goederenstroom … Heel wat mooie opportuniteiten voor de verschillende spelers uit de maritieme sector om de komende jaren echt een verschil te maken. De verlenging van de leerstoel tot 30 september 2023 ligt dan ook voor de hand.

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.

The pandemic has a very unequal impact on different industries, companies and individuals. A part of the economy quickly recovers, and sometimes even performs better than ever (big tech firms for example), while other industries do not recover at all (tourism for example). This blog is a summary of the ‘Corona & Onze Economie: Wat Nu?’ lecture, hosted by student association Wikings NSK and alumni organisation Alechia VZW.

Today, there are many innovative projects on logistics, mobility, car use and local commerce organised in governments. But are we really talking about innovations? or are we talking about retro mobility, retro logistics and retro shopping? We are convinced the next decade will be defined by the reintroduction of many customs from the ’50s and ’60s.

Using hospitals as distribution hubs initially seemed a logical choice for storage and distribution of vaccines. However, the increased workload for the hospital staff and an increased risk of losing vaccines must be taken into account. The Think Tank Vaccine Distribution looked into different scenarios.