University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is characterized by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. The University of Antwerp has more than 21,000 students, which makes it the third largest university in Flanders. The international character of the University of Antwerp is revealed by its percentage of international students: 20% of students come from abroad. We have students from 136 different nationalities, mainly from within the European Union. Each summer the University hosts a multitude of Summer Schools with students coming from even more countries.

The university offers 30 Bachelor, 69 Master, 20 Advanced Master and 22 Postgraduate degrees – all Bologna compliant – organised in 9 faculties and 17 institutes and centres. 25 programmes are entirely taught in English. Doctoral programmes are available in all faculties.

The Faculty of Business and Economics is the largest faculty at the University of Antwerp. The international accreditations that the faculty has received from AACSB and EPAS testify to the high quality of its education and research. Our highly valued cooperation with the Antwerp Management School also ensures a strong link with managers from the world of business.

Since 1999 the Faculty of Business & Economics organizes the master programme “Cultural Management”. Each year around 70 students are graduating from the Masters’ program. Prof. dr. Annick Schramme is the Academic Director since 2009. Our students and researchers contribute to the professionalization of the cultural and creative sectors by doing research on relevant management topics within cultural organisations. Especially in these turbulent times, managerial creativity and entrepreneurship is needed, also because policy makers demand higher quality standards of the cultural organisations.

Since 2010 Prof. dr. Annick Schramme took the initiative to start the Competence Centre Cultural Management & Policy. This centre is doing research in the management and policy of the cultural and creative sectors. Recent research topics are: audience participation research in cultural centres and libraries (2014; 2018), the development of a digital platform for cultural magazines (2018), cultural entrepreneurship in Flanders (2019), cultural governance (2012-2019), Culture in times of Corona (2020)….