Chair of the Department of Economics Jan Bouckaert (FBE) has become the new chair of the Board …
Every afternoon, around two thousand hungry staff members and students find their way to komida. ‘Strictly speaking, we are a mass-catering operation, but we make every effort not to be one’, notes the komida coordinator An Op de Beeck. Early one Monday morning, we donned an apron and hair cap and got to peek into the pots for half a day at komida Middelheim.
Soon you’ll only be able to log in to your UAntwerp account with multi-factor authentication (MFA). That means you’ll need to perform an extra step after entering your username and password. ‘This extra layer of security is absolutely needed. To avoid last-minute surprises, we recommend already activating the system right now,’ says the ICT Department.
With 25 years of experience at UAntwerp, Ann Notelé is a familiar face at our university. Now that she has recently taken the helm of the Finance Department alone, we are happy to give her the floor. Get to know Ann in five questions.
The sixth of July marks the first anniversary of the fierce fire that broke out in the Hof van Liere. How far along are the repairs? And what will the redesigned office floors look like? ‘We are opting for a contemporary design with more light, more meeting places and plenty of flexi-places.’
Our university is using framework agreements for purchases more often. This means we have favourable agreements with a limited number of suppliers. How does this affect you as an end user? And are you sometimes allowed to deviate from those framework agreements? Elio Berardocco and Eric Patteet from the Purchasing Office explain.
Graduation is fast approaching for final-year students, which means it’s almost time to start searching for a job. Our university tries to assist in the search by offering a wide range of tools and initiatives. Here’s an overview.
At the Randstad Employer Brand Awards, UAntwerp was named the second best employer in the social profit sector. ‘This is a great recognition for our university’, says the Human Resources Department, ‘and we would particularly like to thank our 6,000+ employees. They are truly our main ambassadors.’
The Department of Research & Innovation (ADOC) has a new name: say hello to Research Innovation & Valorisation Antwerp, or RIVA for short. This rebranding includes an updated mission statement and a fresh set of ambitions. ‘In a period of growth, you have to make sure you grow in the right way’, says its head of department, Tim Engels.
From workshops to a visit to a synagogue, to bike rides and paintball: the employee association is working harder than ever to offer a wide range of activities for both young and slightly older. Want to organise an activity yourself or join the committee? Now’s the time!
When New Zealander Professor Regan Watts from the Faculty of Design Sciences moved to Antwerp five years ago, the support of his colleague Professor Koenraad Keignaert and his wife Katrien proved invaluable. ‘As a newcomer, you have a million questions and you want good answers to them’, Regan says while thinking back.
Professor Patrice Perreault of the Faculty of Science and his wife Marisol supported the Spanish Amaya when she swapped Puerto Rico for a job at UAntwerp. ‘As expats, we are well aware of how important it is to have help in the beginning’, says Patrice.