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University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historic roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society.

The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and service to society. It carries out these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility.

The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions.

The University of Antwerp conducts creative and innovative scientific research which strives for international excellence. It stimulates both basic and applied research and their valorisation.

The University of Antwerp offers internationally accredited academic teaching based on scientific research. It aims at the development and integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will prepare its students to take responsibility in society.

The University of Antwerp stimulates public debate and greatly values its staff and students’ service to society.

The University of Antwerp is active in a global environment. It stimulates its staff and students international orientation.

The University of Antwerp is committed to the development of its city and region. With its partners in the Antwerp University Association, it takes responsibility for higher education in the Antwerp region.

The University of Antwerp attaches great importance to its close, historic links with Antwerp University Hospital and Antwerp Management School. It seeks constructive partnerships in the fields of research, teaching and academic service to society. In addition, the University shares its expertise with both public and private partners.

The University of Antwerp fosters diversity and offers its staff and students equal opportunities and maximum potential for personal development.

The University of Antwerp ensures the quality (education - research) and sustainability of its activities. Its contact with students, staff and other stakeholders is constructive, respectful and open-minded.


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A volunteer during a slash and clear session in the Ntui district of Cameroon. Villagers have reacted positively to this method of getting rid of black flies ELFA Media

Beating river blindness: blackfly bites dramatically reduced after breeding sites are destroyed with machetes

River blindness and the black flies that cause it torment millions in west Africa. The “slash and clear” method is an effective way to eliminate them at source.
Choices, choices everywhere. So how can consumers make better decisions? The EU’s Nutri-Score is intended to help. Tommy Ga-Ken Wan/Flickr

The chaos of choice: how do people pick their food products?

Because our shopping process is always the most logical one, the Nutri-Score was developed to help consumers make better-informed decisions.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame speaks during a Rwandan Patriotic Front rally on 22 June 2024 ahead of July elections. Guillem Sartorio/AFP via Getty Images

Rwanda’s Tutsi minority has been in power for 30 years – but study finds ethnicity doesn’t matter to people if their needs are met

Rwanda’s majority Hutu have over time reported feeling more represented by a Tutsi-dominated government.
Le président de République démocratique du Congo, Félix Tshisekedi Photo: Paul Ellis PoolGetty Images

Les présidents sont-ils de bons modèles pour l'adoption de la vaccination ? Une étude menée en RDC fournit la réponse

Vacciner les chefs de villages ou les membres respectés de la communauté pourrait être une stratégie efficace pour accroître l'acceptation des vaccins.
Democratic Republic of Congo president Felix Tshisekedi. Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images

Are presidents good role models for vaccination uptake? DRC study shows only if they’re trusted, and people get to know about it

Vaccinating public village leaders or respected older community members might be an effective approach to increasing vaccine uptake.
The damage done: the aftermath of an airstrike on the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, November 2023. EPA-EFE/Mohammed Saber

Gaza war: artificial intelligence is changing the speed of targeting and scale of civilian harm in unprecedented ways

AI is enabling a huge number of decisions about who to target. They are not always the right ones.
Le 1er février 2024, les agriculteurs européens ont porté leurs revendications à Bruxelles, bloquant les rues avec 1 300 tracteurs alors que les dirigeants de l’UE se réunissaient pour un sommet. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP

Colère des agriculteurs européens : traiter l’origine des maux pour éviter la polarisation

Si les agriculteurs divergent sur les remèdes à apporter à leurs maux, ceux-ci ont une origine commune : l’alimentation ne peut pas être traitée comme une marchandise comme les autres.
European farmers took various demands to Brussels on February 1, 2024, clogging the streets with 1,300 tractors as EU leaders met for a summit. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP

European farmers are angry: addressing root causes would overcome polarisation

At the farmers’ protests in Brussels in February, there were some who demanded for authorities to cut back red tape, while others rallied against market concentration. But such a polarisation isn’t insurmountable.
HuthLab researchers (l-r) Alex Huth, Shailee Jain and Jerry Tang behind an fMRI scanner in the University of Texas’s Biomedical Imaging Center. Nolan Zunk/UT Austin

The brain is the most complicated object in the universe. This is the story of scientists’ quest to decode it – and read people’s minds

As Elon Musk’s Neuralink begins inserting chips into human brains, we trace the history of ‘mind reading’ technology and assess the potential risks and rewards


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