The University of Antwerp is a publicly funded and fully accredited university. It is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. It was founded in 2003 after the merger of the three universities that were previously known as RUCA (Universitair Centrum Antwerpen), UFSIA (Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen) and UIA (Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen). The university's roots go back to 1852.
The University of Antwerp has 7 faculties: (1) Applied Economics (2) Arts and Philosophy (3) Law (4) Medicine (5) Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (6) Political and Social Sciences (7) Sciences. The 'Institute of Development Policy and Management' (IDPM), the 'Universiteit Antwerpen Management School' (UAMS) and the 'Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp' (ITMMA) have an autonomous, faculty-like UA status. Doctoral programmes are a (more ... )