University of Antwerp


The University of Antwerp is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture, and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live here, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan nature is also reflected at the University of Antwerp.

Internationalization is one of the keywords in the mission statement of our university. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in one of the most promising European University Networks, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (

The University of Antwerp operates on a human scale. The attractive city life of Antwerp in combination with first-rate research and education makes the University of Antwerp a wonderful place for everyone, from every individual student to each staff member. We foster the nexus between research and education. We are a growing and dynamic institution with a solid reputation that leaves its mark not only on its students and staff but also on the Antwerp region and far beyond.

Facts and Figures

  • 20,492 students (19% from abroad, 116 nationalities)
  • 1,798 Ph.D. students
  • 275 Ph.Ds in 2017
  • 3,650 scientific publications per year
  • 5,618 staff members (19,60% from abroad, 93 nationalities)
  • 670 professors
  • 337 assistants
  • 3,071 researchers
  • 1,389 administrative and technical staff
  • 60,000 alumni
  • 5 campuses in Antwerp


  • Applied Engineering
  • Arts
  • Business and Economics
  • Design Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Veterinary Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

The University of Antwerp also counts 17 institutes and centers, including the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).



University of Antwerp

Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
+32 3 265 31 89

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