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How do you create societal or economic added value with research? ‘More and more researchers are thinking about valorisation, but do not know how to go about this. That is what we are here for.’ Kris Asnong of Antwerp Valorisation & Development, Jurgen Joossens of the Valorisation Office and Professor Silvia Lenaerts, Vice-Rector for Valorisation, explain why and especially how our university wants to stimulate valorisation.

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  • 07/09/2021 | By Viona Daelemans
    Whereas 1 September 2021 is the first day of school for many children in primary and secondary education, it is also the day on which new or re-elected faculty members started their three-year term of office. Some faculties have elected a new dean and vice deans, while others continue with the current ones. We give you an overview of the complete Executive Committees. 
  • 30/06/2021 | By Viona Daelemans
    A Feather in Your Cap: the feather is a prize passed on from one UAntwerp colleague to another in recognition of their efforts or achievements. This time, Michel Corthaut (Interior Architecture Department) passes the feather on to Edith Piqueray (Team Equal Opportunities and Diversity).
  • 30/06/2021 | By Haike Delafontaine
    Nowadays there's a lot of talk about isolation and loneliness. Yet no matter your age, it's not easy to admit that you're lonely. We think it's only normal that elderly people are lonely. In her research, Haike searches for the human stories behind the statistics, hoping to do away with the stereotypical view of the solitary senior citizen.
  • 24/06/2021 | By Viona Daelemans
    With the transition to the new UAntwerp house style, our merchandise was in need of a makeover. Various items with the new logo – from flash drives and ballpoint pens to teddy bears and cheerful socks – will soon be on sale. Sustainability, corporate social responsibility and creativity were top priorities in our search for a new supplier.
  • 03/06/2021 | By Tess Ysebaert
    It's an increasingly common sight in cities: walls that are overgrown with plants. If you look closely, you’ll see black dust on the leaves of these green façades. That's because these plants filter particulate matter from the air, improving air quality. But which type of green façade makes the best air filter? Scientists at the University of Antwerp are using a wind tunnel to investigate.
  • 26/05/2021 | By Viona Daelemans
    What do you do when you can’t organise a ‘proper’ staff party? Make radio! On Thursday 20 May, we presented Radio Unifiesta to provide an afternoon filled with background entertainment for the offices (and home offices) of UAntwerp staff. The show was full of music, original advertisements, quizzes and stories, along with messages from, for and by colleagues.