The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates
the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society.
Rankings of the university:
The University of Antwerp, as a true research university, strives to excel in as many
research areas as possible. This is why the University Board decided in 2010 to define nine
frontline research domains and three emerging frontline research domains in which the
University of Antwerp is recognized world leader. Key to the Board's eventual selection was
long-term research excellence. As a result, the 12 selected domains are all areas in which
the University of Antwerp has a strong tradition of producing cutting-edge research that is
considered internationally excellent, in terms of quality, output as well as relevance.
Profile of the Faculty of Applied Economics:
The Faculty of Applied Economics is the largest faculty at the University of Antwerp.
Situated in the heart of Antwerp's lively city centre, the history of the Faculty of Economics
can be traced back to 1852. Since then, it has evolved into the most international economic
The international accreditations that the faculty has received from AACSB and EFMD testify
to the high quality of its education and research, and this type of recognition ensures our
students have a wide range of international opportunities on all continents.
Our students enjoy the benefits of studying in an international city, the economic
cornerstone of Flanders, with its rich cultural heritage and location in the heart of Europe.
Incoming exchange students: