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.

The weather gods can be fickle, which they showed during Unifiesta – the University of Antwerp’s staff party. Despite the rain, about 1,200 employees enjoyed watching musical colleagues on stage, savoured delicious food and drinks at the food trucks, and socialised with colleagues. A layer of mud on their shoes didn’t dampen the mood.