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UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

UNDERGRADUATES
             Faculty                Field of study           Name of study
                                                           programme/degree


Applied Economics               4,9 - Others -       One semester exchange in the
                                Business Studies,    Faculty of Applied Economics
                                Management
                                Sciences
Applied Economics               14,3 - Economics     One semester exchange in the
                                                     Faculty of Applied Economics



Arts                            8,9 - Others -       One semester exchange in the
                                Humanities           Faculty of Arts



Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political     One semester exchange in the
                                Science              Faculty of Political and Social
                                                     Sciences

Political and Social Sciences   14,2 - Sociology     One semester exchange in the
                                                     Faculty of Political and Social
                                                     Sciences

Political and Social Sciences   15,9 - Others –   One semester exchange in the
                                Communication and Faculty of Political and Social
                                Information       Sciences
                                Sciences



MASTER EXCHANGE
             Faculty                Field of study    Name of Master programme




Applied Economics               4,9 - Others -       One semester exchange in the
                                Business Studies,    Faculty of Applied Economics
                                Management
                                Sciences
Applied Economics               14,3 - Economics      One semester exchange in the
                                                      Faculty of Applied Economics



Arts                            8,9 - Other -         One semester exchange in the
                                Humanities            Faculty of Arts



Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political      One semester exchange in the
                                Science               Faculty of Political and Social
                                                      Sciences

Political and Social Sciences   14,2 - Sociology      One semester exchange in the
                                                      Faculty of Political and Social
                                                      Sciences

Political and Social Sciences   15,9 - Others –   One semester exchange in the
                                Communication and Faculty of Political and Social
                                Information       Sciences
                                Sciences
Law                             10,9 - Others – Law One semester exchange in the
                                                    Faculty of Law



Science                         11,3 - Informatics,   One semester exchange in the
                                Computer Science      Faculty of Science



Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and 12,4 - Veterinary      One semester exchange in the
Biomedical Sciences            Medicine               Faculty of Pharmaceutical,
                                                      Veterinary and Biomedical
                                                      Sciences
Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and 12,5 - Pharmacy        One semester exchange in the
Biomedical Sciences                                   Faculty of Pharmaceutical,
                                                      Veterinary and Biomedical
                                                      Sciences
Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and 12,9 - Others –        One semester exchange in the
Biomedical Sciences            Medical Sciences       Faculty of Pharmaceutical,
                                                      Veterinary and Biomedical
                                                      Sciences
Science                         13,1 - Biology        One semester exchange in the
                                                      Faculty of Science
Science              13,2 - Physics      One semester exchange in the
                                         Faculty of Science



Science              13,3 - Chemistry    One semester exchange in the
                                         Faculty of Science




MASTER DEGREE
           Faculty      Field of study    Name of Master programme




Applied Economics    4,1 - Business      Master in Applied Economic
                     Studies with        Sciences: Business
                     Languages           Administration
Applied Economics   14,3 - Economics    Master in Applied Economic
                                        Sciences: Business
                                        Administration




Arts                9,2 - General and   Master in Linguistics and
                    comparative         Literature: English
                    literature




Arts                9,3 - Linguistics   Master in Linguistics and
                                        Literature: English
Science                      11,3 - Informatics,   Master in Computer Science
                             Computer Science




Pharmaceutical, Biomedical   12,9 - Others –       Master in Biomedical Sciences:
and Veterinary Sciences      Medical Sciences      Molecular Imaging
Pharmaceutical, Biomedical   12,9 - Others –    Master in Biomedical Sciences:
and Veterinary Sciences      Medical Sciences   Neurosciences




Pharmaceutical, Biomedical   12,9 - Others –    Master in Biomedical Sciences:
and Veterinary Sciences      Medical Sciences   Infectious and Tropical
                                                Diseases
Science   13,1 - Biology   Master in Biology –
                           Biodiversity: Conservation and
                           Restoration




Science   13,2 - Physics   Master in Physics –
                           Nanophysics
Applied Economic Sciences   14,3 - Economics    Master in Applied Economics
                                                Sciences: Economic Policy




DOCTORATE EXCHANGE
           Faculty             Field of study      Name of PhD programme




Sciences                    1,6 - Forestry      Biomass productivity of a fast-
                                                growing bio-energy plantation :
                                                genotypic variation in second-
                                                rotation yield
Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political   The political psychology of
                                Sciences           public speech in transition




Sciences                        13,2 - Physics     Electronic transport in organic
                                                   materials and
                                                   organic/inorganic hybrids




Sciences                        13,2 - Physics     Numerical experimentation on
                                                   new superconducting materials
Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political       Comparative regionalism:
                                Science                issues of European integration
                                                       compared to other regional
                                                       integration projects.




Political and Social Sciences   14,6 - International   Comparative regionalism:
                                Relations, European    issues of European integration
                                Studies, Area          compared to other regional
                                Studies                integration projects.




Science                         13,2 - Physics         Self-assembly of Janus particles




DOCTORATE DEGREE
             Faculty                Field of study        Name of PhD programme
Law   10,2 - International Local relevance of human
      Law                  rights to foreign sex workers in
                           Antwerp




Law   14,9 - Others –      Local relevance of human
      Social Sciences      rights to foreign sex workers in
                           Antwerp




Law   10,2 - International Children’s rights based
      Law                  approaches to development
                           from a theory of change
                           perspective




Law   10,2 - International Human rights: A Common
      Law                  Responsibility: Transnational
                           Human Rights Obligations
Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political    The political psychology of
                                Sciences            public speech in transition




Science                         7,1 - Geography     Mapping and Modeling of
                                                    Ecosystem services and their
                                                    trade-offs




Science                         7,2 - Environmental Mapping and Modeling of
                                Sciences, Ecology   Ecosystem services and their
                                                    trade-offs




Science                         7,4 - Soil and Water Mapping and Modeling of
                                Sciences             Ecosystem services and their
                                                     trade-offs
Science    7,6 - Geodesy,   Mapping and Modeling of
           Cartography,     Ecosystem services and their
           Remote Sensing   trade-offs




Science    13,1 - Biology   Mapping and Modeling of
                            Ecosystem services and their
                            trade-offs




Sciences   13,2 - Physics   Electronic transport in organic
                            materials and
                            organic/inorganic hybrids
Sciences                        13,2 - Physics         Numerical experimentation on
                                                       new superconducting materials




Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political       Comparative regionalism:
                                Science                issues of European integration
                                                       compared to other regional
                                                       integration projects.




Political and Social Sciences   14,6 - International   Comparative regionalism:
                                Relations, European    issues of European integration
                                Studies, Area          compared to other regional
                                Studies                integration projects.




Pharmaceutical, Biomedical      13,6 - Biochemistry Studying heme-proteins of
and Veterinary Sciences                             Caenorhabditis elegans and
                                                    their role in redox sensing.
Science   7,1 - Geography     Modeling the response of
                              coastal and estuarine marshes
                              to global change




Science   7,2 - Environmental Modeling the response of
          Sciences, Ecology   coastal and estuarine marshes
                              to global change
Science             7,3 - Geology        Modeling the response of
                                         coastal and estuarine marshes
                                         to global change




Science             7,4 - Soil and Water Modeling the response of
                    Sciences             coastal and estuarine marshes
                                         to global change




Applied Economics   4,3 - Accountancy,   The financing of new firms: an
                    Financial            international perspective
                    Management
Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public    The governance and
                                Administration   performance of autonomous
                                                 agencies: the influence of
                                                 national context




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public    Coordination within and
                                Administration   between government for cross-
                                                 cutting policy challenges




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public    Liberalization and privatization
                                Administration   of essential public services




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public    Political control of public
                                Administration   administration and
                                                 administrative reforms
Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public         The governance of public
                                Administration        private partnerships in
                                                      economic turbulent times




Law                             10,2 - International Legal Certainty : What can the
                                Law                  citizen expect when he or she
                                                     crosses the border?




Law                             10,2 - International International economic law a
                                Law                  site for egalitarian distributive
                                                     justice?




Law                             8,1 - Philosophy      International economic law a
                                                      site for egalitarian distributive
                                                      justice?
Law       10,5 - Constitutional Administrative law and the
          /Public Law           regulation of uncertainty




Law       10,2 - International Consumer information labels
          Law                  under WTO law: Less favorable
                               treatment, unnecessary trade
                               restrictions or consistent with
                               the text and spirit of WTO law?




Science   13,2 - Physics       Functionalization of graphene
Sciences                  13,2 - Physics        Self-assembly of Janus particles




Sciences                  13,3 - Chemistry      Halogenated aldimines as
                                                versatile polyfunctional
                                                substrates for the synthesis of
                                                propargyl and allylamines




Sciences                  13,3 - Chemistry      Development of new
                                                benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-
                                                dione derivatives as potential
                                                anti-plasmodial and
                                                antimycobacterial agents




POST-DOCTORATE
     Department/Faculty     Field of research     Name of teaching/research
                                                        programme
Sciences                        1,6 - Forestry       Biomass productivity of a fast-
                                                     growing bio-energy plantation :
                                                     genotypic variation in second-
                                                     rotation yield




Law                             10,2 - International Children’s rights based
                                Law                  approaches to development
                                                     from a theory of change
                                                     perspective




Law                             10,2 - International Human rights: A Common
                                Law                  Responsibility: Transnational
                                                     Human Rights Obligations




Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political     The political psychology of
                                Sciences             public speech in transition
Sciences                        13,2 - Physics     Electronic transport in organic
                                                   materials and
                                                   organic/inorganic hybrids




Sciences                        13,2 - Physics     Numerical experimentation on
                                                   new superconducting materials




Political and Social Sciences   14,1 - Political   Comparative regionalism:
                                Science            issues of European integration
                                                   compared to other regional
                                                   integration projects.
Political and Social Sciences   14,6 - International   Comparative regionalism:
                                Relations, European    issues of European integration
                                Studies, Area          compared to other regional
                                Studies                integration projects.




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public          Coordination within and
                                Administration         between government for cross-
                                                       cutting policy challenges




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public          Liberalization and privatization
                                Administration         of essential public services




Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public          Political control of public
                                Administration         administration and
                                                       administrative reforms
Political and Social Sciences   10,6 - Public      The governance of public
                                Administration     private partnerships in
                                                   economic turbulent times




Science                         13,2 - Physics     Functionalization of graphene




Science                         13,3 - Chemistry   Synthesis and biological
                                                   evaluation of novel pyridazin-
                                                   3(2H)-one derivatives




Science                         13,2 - Physics     Self-assembly of Janus particles
Sciences                   13,3 - Chemistry    Halogenated aldimines as
                                               versatile polyfunctional
                                               substrates for the synthesis of
                                               propargyl and allylamines




Sciences                   13,3 - Chemistry    Development of new
                                               benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-
                                               dione derivatives as potential
                                               anti-plasmodial and
                                               antimycobacterial agents




STAFF
     Faculty/Department/       Field of work          Name of work/
        Service/Office                         teaching/research programme




Faculty of Arts            8,9 - Others -      Staff exchange in the Faculty of
                           Humanities          Arts
Faculty of Applied Economics   4,9 - Others –       Staff exchange in the Faculty of
                               Business Studies,    Applied Economics
                               Management
                               Science




Faculty of Law                 10,9 - Others – Law Staff exchange in the Faculty of
                                                   Law




Faculty of Medicine            12,9 - Others –      Staff exchange in the Faculty of
                               Medical Sciences     Medicine




Faculty of Pharmaceutical,     12,9 - Others –      Staff exchange in the Faculty of
Veterinary and Biomedical      Medical Sciences     Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and
Sciences                                            Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences               13,9 - Others –     Staff exchange in the Faculty of
                                  Natural Sciences    Sciences




Faculty of Political and Social   14,9 - Others –     Staff exchange in the Faculty of
Sciences                          Social Sciences     Political and Social Sciences




Faculty of Political and Social   15,9 - Others –   Staff exchange in the Faculty of
Sciences                          Communication and Political and Social Sciences
                                  Information
                                  Sciences
    Additional documents to be    Language of instruction       Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                     certificates
           requirements

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43525

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43526

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43527

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43528

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43529

Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43530




    Additional documents to be    Language of instruction       Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                     certificates
           requirements


Preliminary learning agreement   English                    English language proficiency
                                                            required. More info:
                                                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                            px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43525
Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43526

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43527

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43528

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43529

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43530

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43531

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43532

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43533

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43534

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43535

Preliminary learning agreement   English   English language proficiency
                                           required. More info:
                                           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                           px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43536
Preliminary learning agreement           English                    English language proficiency
                                                                    required. More info:
                                                                    http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                                    px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43537

Preliminary learning agreement           English                    English language proficiency
                                                                    required. More info:
                                                                    http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
                                                                    px?c=.ENGLISH&n=43538




     Additional documents to be           Language of instruction       Required language
     uploaded/Special admission                                            certificates
            requirements

Applicants should hold an Academic        English                   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5.
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economic                               More info:
Sciences or equivalent, with a                                      http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
specialisation in business administration                           px?c=.MBA&n=63292
(or business economics) . They should
have obtained this Bachelor's degree at
a University. Applicants who obtained
their Bachelor's degrees at a 'University
of Applied Sciences' are advised to
contact our administrator. Applicants
should have sufficient knowledge of
Principles of management, Marketing,
Corporate finance and Management
accounting, Intermediate micro- and
macro-economics and Introductory
econometrics or quantitative research
methods. A preparatory course can be
compulsory. Please find a checklist
attached below with the prerequisites
attached based on which applicants are
requested to present their prior
knowledge on each of these topics. Also,
a GMAT score is compulsory for
students coming from non EU-countries
and for students coming from non
AACSB or EPAS/EQUIS accredited
universities.
Applicants should hold an Academic        English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5.
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economic               More info:
Sciences or equivalent, with a                      http://www.ua.ac.be/main.as
specialisation in business administration           px?c=.MBA&n=63293
(or business economics) . They should
have obtained this Bachelor's degree at
a University. Applicants who obtained
their Bachelor's degrees at a 'University
of Applied Sciences' are advised to
contact our administrator. Applicants
should have sufficient knowledge of
Principles of management, Marketing,
Corporate finance and Management
accounting, Intermediate micro- and
macro-economics and Introductory
econometrics or quantitative research
methods. A preparatory course can be
compulsory. Please find a checklist
attached below with the prerequisites
attached based on which applicants are
requested to present their prior
knowledge on each of these topics. Also,
a GMAT score is compulsory for
students coming from non EU-countries
and for students coming from non
AACSB or EPAS/EQUIS accredited
universities.



The Master in English is primarily  English         TOEFL – internet-based: 110-
aimed at students who have received                 120, IELTS: 6.5-7.0,
a BA in Language and Linguistics,                   Cambridge Certificate of
with an emphasis on English.                        Proficiency in English: Grade
                                                    A, TOEIC: 701-910. Once a
                                                    score has been certified, a
                                                    Skype conversation with
                                                    use of the video camera will
                                                    complete the application
                                                    procedure.

The Master in English is primarily  English         TOEFL – internet-based: 110-
aimed at students who have received                 120, IELTS: 6.5-7.0,
a BA in Language and Linguistics,                   Cambridge Certificate of
with an emphasis on English.                        Proficiency in English: Grade
                                                    A, TOEIC: 701-910. Once a
                                                    score has been certified, a
                                                    Skype conversation with
                                                    use of the video camera will
                                                    complete the application
                                                    procedure.
To be eligible for the Master's        English   internet-based TOEFL level
programme in Computer Science, a                 of minimum 80, or IELTS
student should have a strong                     with minimum average
scientific background in order to be             score of 6.5 (with minimum
able to pass all the courses. An                 score 6.0 on each part).
indicative set of concepts/disciplines           More info:
that need to be understood are                   http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
outlined on the programme's                      aspx?c=.COMPUTERSCIENC
website                                          E&n=103331
(http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.
COMPUTERSCIENCE&n=103330).
Applications are welcomed from
university graduate students
(Bachelor's degrees) in computer
science, computer engineering and
software engineering and from
students who have been awarded
equivalent non-university degrees.
Admissions are subject to review.



Applicants must hold a Bachelor of English       TOEFL internet-based:
Science (academic degree, minimum                minimum 80
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,                IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bio-                (with minimum score 6.0 on
engineering, Pharmacy, Biology,                  each part).      More
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.                 info:
Before you can enroll as a foreign               http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
student in one of the international              aspx?c=.BIOMEDICALSCIEN
Master programmes in Biomedical                  CES&n=100854
Sciences of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and
Veterinary Sciences, the Faculty will
screen your academic history and
motivation by means of a pre-
application. After your pre-
application was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
University’s admission procedure.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor of English   TOEFL internet-based:
Science (academic degree, minimum            minimum 80
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,            IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bio-            (with minimum score 6.0 on
engineering, Pharmacy, Biology,              each part).      More
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine. A           info:
specific prerequisite for this master        http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
is knowledge of basic neuroanatomy           aspx?c=.BIOMEDICALSCIEN
and neurophysiology. Before you can          CES&n=100840
enroll as a foreign student in one of
the international Master
programmes in Biomedical Sciences
of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical,
Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences,
the Faculty will screen your academic
history and motivation by means of a
pre-application. After your pre-
application was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
University’s admission procedure.




Applicants must hold a Bachelor of English   TOEFL internet-based:
Science (academic degree, minimum            minimum 80
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,            IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bio-            (with minimum score 6.0 on
engineering, Pharmacy, Biology,              each part).      More
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.             info:
Before you can enroll as a foreign           http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
student in one of the international          aspx?c=.BIOMEDICALSCIEN
Master programmes in Biomedical              CES&n=100868
Sciences of the Faculty of
Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and
Veterinary Sciences, the Faculty will
screen your academic history and
motivation by means of a pre-
application. After your pre-
application was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
University’s admission procedure.
A strong scientific background         English   TOEFL internet-based:
including basic knowledge of                     minimum 80
mathematics, physics, and inorganic              IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
and organic chemistry. Knowledge of              (with minimum score 6.0 on
the basic principles of statistics is            each part).      More
critical. Candidates should also be              info:
acquainted with plants, animals and              http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
other organisms (diversity, evolution,           aspx?c=.BIOLOGYBIODIVER
cell biology, biochemistry,                      SITY&n=103321
physiology, genetics, etc.), but
especially familiarity with ecology is
a necessity. In addition, an
understanding of the physical
environment (soil, water, air) is
useful. All bachelor degrees in the
field of Science, Applied Sciences or
Life Sciences that have a strong focus
on biology will be considered by a
board of admission of the specific
programme (e.g. Biology, Bio-
engineering, Environmental science,
...).




The previously accumulated         English       TOEFL internet-based:
knowledge of a prospective student               minimum 80
should consist of: Quantum                       IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
Mechanics, Solid State Physics,                  (with minimum score 6.0 on
Statistical Physics, Calculus.                   each part).      More
Applications are welcomed from                   info:
university graduate students                     http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
(Bachelor's degrees) in physics,                 aspx?c=_WETNAT01&n=42
chemistry, applied and material                  5
sciences and from students who
have been awarded equivalent non-
university degrees. Admissions are
subject to review.
Applicants should hold an              English                    internet-based TOEFL level
Academic Bachelor’s degree                                        of minimum 79-80 or IELTS :
in Economic Policy or equivalent.                                 a minimum score of at least
They should have obtained this                                    6.5, and on each part
Bachelor's degree at a University.                                minimum 6.0
Applicants who obtained their                                     More info:
Bachelor's degrees at a 'University of                            http://www.ua.ac.be/main.
Applied Sciences' are advised to                                  aspx?c=.MEP&n=86120
contact our administrator. The
equivalence of Bachelor’s degrees
will be considered by the Board of
Admission. Students completing
their Bachelor’s degree in 2012-2013
are encouraged to apply. In such
cases the admission procedure will
take place on the assumption that
the student has obtained a
Bachelor's degree before starting the
programme. In this case applicants
should submit an official letter in
English from their university
confirming that the student is
expected to finalize his/her
Bachelor’s studies at the end of the
current academic year, and submit
up-to-date authenticated transcripts
with the results of the previous
years. Also, a GMAT score is



    Additional documents to be          Language of instruction       Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                           certificates
           requirements




MA degree and ongoing Ph.D.           English                     TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
work;
MA in political science,             English      TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
communications, other relevant field
to the project.




MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,   English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
or Material Science




MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,   English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
or Material Science
Profound knowledge of comparative English                       TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
politics theories and methods




Profound knowledge of comparative English                       TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
politics theories and methods




Master in physics – or – Master in   English                    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Applied Computer Science – or –
Master in Materials Science




    Additional documents to be        Language of instruction       Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                         certificates
           requirements
Degree in Law or Social Sciences;    English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Background in human rights studies
or in human rights work.




Previous experience in dealing with English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
trafficking/migration issues is a plus.




Master in Law                        English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5




Master in Law                        English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
MA in political science,             English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
communications, other relevant field
to the project.




Relevant Master's degree             English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5




Relevant Master's degree             English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5




Relevant Master's degree             English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Relevant Master's degree                English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5




Relevant Master's degree                English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5




MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,   English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
or Material Science
MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,   English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
or Material Science




Profound knowledge of comparative English         TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
politics theories and methods




Profound knowledge of comparative English         TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
politics theories and methods




Master in Biochemistry or related       English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
degree.
Master’s degree in one of the       English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering




Master’s degree in one of the       English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering
Master’s degree in one of the         English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering




Master’s degree in one of the         English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering




Master’s Degree in Business            English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Administration, Finance or
equivalent. A very good knowledge
of corporate finance, econometrics
and English (written and oral) is also
required.
Master diploma in public             English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, or in a
comparable area, with good study
results




Master diploma in public             English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, or in a
comparable area, with good study
results




Master diploma in public              English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, management
studies or in a comparable area, with
good study results




Master diploma in public              English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, management
studies or in a comparable area, with
good study results
Master diploma in public              English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, management
studies or in a comparable area, with
good study results




Law degree                           English    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Preferably experience in writing and
experience in qualitative research
such as the taking and analyzing of
interviews.




Prior studies in legal theory or      English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
political philosophy, international
law, excellent academic English,
strong academic research and
writing skills




Prior studies in legal theory or      English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
political philosophy, international
law, excellent academic English,
strong academic research and
writing skills
Prior studies in administrative law,   English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
regulation and EU law, excellent
academic English, strong academic
research and writing skills




Prior studies of WTO and               English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
international law and excellent
academic English, strong academic
research and writing abilities




Master in physics – or – Master in     English   TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Applied Computer Science – or –
Master in Materials Science
Master in physics – or – Master in   English                    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
Applied Computer Science – or –
Master in Materials Science




Master with major in Organic         English                    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
chemistry




Master with major in Organic         English                    TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5
chemistry




    Additional documents to be        Language of instruction       Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                         certificates
           requirements
Ph.D. degree and looking for     English   n/a
short-term post-doctoral
experience toward a manuscript




Relevant PhD-degree              English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree              English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree              English   n/a
Relevant PhD-degree               English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree               English   n/a




Profound knowledge of comparative English   n/a
politics theories and methods
Profound knowledge of comparative English   n/a
politics theories and methods




Relevant PhD-degree               English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree               English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree               English   n/a
Relevant PhD-degree           English   n/a




Relevant PhD-degree           English   n/a




PhD or equivalent degree in   English   n/a
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY




Relevant PhD-degree           English   n/a
PhD or equivalent degree in           English                n/a
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY




Relevant PhD-degree                   English                n/a




    Additional documents to be            Working language         Required language
    uploaded/Special admission                                        certificates
           requirements


Staff applicants should submit a work English                n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you
Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you

Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you

Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you

Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you
Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you

Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you

Staff applicants should submit a work English   n/a
plan and a support letter from the
host professor / host department
together with their online
application. If you cannot identify a
suitable host professor / host
department yourself, then please
submit your academic CV and work
plan to joineusee@ua.ac.be so the
JoinEU SEE team can try to find a
suitable match for you
           Website link to all
 courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
 order to be able to fill in the learning
              agreement )
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25489



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25490



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25491



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25492



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25493



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=25494




           Website link to all
 courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
 order to be able to fill in the learning
      agreement and SRTT plan )

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25489
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25490



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25491



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25492



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25493



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25494



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25495



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25496



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25497



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25498



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25499



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25500
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25501



http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLI
SH&n=25502




           Website link to all
 courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
order to be able to fill in the SRTT plan )

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.MBA
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.MBA




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ST
UDKIEZ&n=101052




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ST
UDKIEZ&n=101053
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CO
MPUTERSCIENCE&n=103318




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.BI
OMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100843
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.BI
OMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100828




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.BI
OMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100857
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.BI
OLOGYBIODIVERSITY&n=103316




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=_W
ETNAT01&n=419
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.M
EP&n=85979




           Website link to all
 courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
 order to be able to fill in the learning
      agreement and SRTT plan )



http://www.ua.ac.be/reinhart.ceulema
ns
www.ua.ac.be/polcom




www.cmt.ua.ac.be




www.cmt.ua.ac.be
www.ua.ac.be/acim




www.ua.ac.be/acim




http://www.cmt.ua.ac.be




           Website link to all
 courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
order to be able to fill in the SRTT plan )
www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.ua.ac.be/cemis




www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.ua.ac.be/cemis




www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.ua.ac.be/childrensrights




www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.glothro.org
www.ua.ac.be/polcom




www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/ecobe
www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.cmt.ua.ac.be
www.cmt.ua.ac.be




www.ua.ac.be/acim




www.ua.ac.be/acim




http://www.ua.ac.be/PPSE
www.ua.ac.be/stijn.temmerman
www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/stijn.temmerman
www.ua.ac.be/ecobe
www.ua.ac.be/stijn.temmerman
www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/stijn.temmerman
www.ua.ac.be/ecobe




www.ua.ac.be/marc.deloof
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=thal
ia.kruger




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=ale
xia.herwig




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=ale
xia.herwig
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=ale
xia.herwig




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=ale
xia.herwig




http://www.cmt.ua.ac.be
http://www.cmt.ua.ac.be




Contact info:
kourosch.abbaspourtehrani@ua.ac.be




Contact info:
kourosch.abbaspourtehrani@ua.ac.be




      Website link to all research
            groups/research
coordinator/departments/institutions/l
 aboratories (in order to be able to fill
           in the SRTT plan )
http://www.ua.ac.be/reinhart.ceulema
ns




www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.ua.ac.be/childrensrights




www.ua.ac.be/ro
www.glothro.org




www.ua.ac.be/polcom
www.cmt.ua.ac.be




www.cmt.ua.ac.be




www.ua.ac.be/acim
www.ua.ac.be/acim




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=koe
n.verhoest




http://www.cmt.ua.ac.be




bert.maes@ua.ac.be




http://www.cmt.ua.ac.be
Contact info:
kourosch.abbaspourtehrani@ua.ac.be




Contact info:
kourosch.abbaspourtehrani@ua.ac.be




           Website link to all
faculties/departments/institutions/lab
 oratories/offices/services (in order to
    be able to fill in the SRTT plan )

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96870
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96871




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96872




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96873




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96874
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96875




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96876




http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.EN
GLISH&n=96877
                                  Remarks (e.g. practical courses, annual lessons, etc.)




Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Bachelor programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.




                                                          Remarks




Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.
Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.
Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.


Applicants should be enrolled at a Master's programme at the home university at the time of the exchange. Courses at the
home university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement should be
submitted together with the online application.




                                     Remarks (e.g. admission procedure, dates, etc.)




More info about the prorgamme? sabine.vanpellicom@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is
recommended: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94490
More info about the prorgamme? sabine.vanpellicom@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is
recommended: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94490




More info about the prorgamme? luc.herman@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94492




More info about the prorgamme? luc.herman@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94492
More info about the prorgamme? arne.vanoverloop@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94494




More info about the prorgamme? miep.demuynck@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94495
More info about the prorgamme? miep.demuynck@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94496




More info about the prorgamme? Miep.demuynck@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94497
More info about the prorgamme? arne.vanoverloop@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94498




More info about the prorgamme? arne.vanoverloop@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is recommended:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94499
More info about the prorgamme? sabine.vanpellicom@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme is
recommended: http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=94500




                                                      Remarks




Among the different alternatives of bio-energy production the use of biomass crops – such as fast-growing woody
crops under short-rotation coppice regimes – is probably the most suited renewable bio-energy source, in particular
in the EU. The success of this bio-energy source entirely depends on the achievable yield, i.e. the above-ground
woody biomass production. Biomass production depends on the interactions between the genotype planted, the
environment and the management. The proposed project will examine the genotypic variation in above-ground
woody biomass production of 12 poplar (Populus ) and 3 willow (Salix ) genotypes at the end of their second two-year
rotation (2012-2014). We are monitoring an operational 18 ha short-rotation bio-energy plantation during two entire
rotations (2x2 years). The plantation had been planted in Lochristi (East of Flanders) in April 2010 and has been
harvested and coppiced on 2-3 February 2012, i.e. after a first rotation of two years. The yield data of this first
harvest (coppice) are available. After the harvest multiple shoots started growing at a height growth rate of 4 m per
year. A second harvest is foreseen for January 2014. More info? reinhart.ceulemans@ua.ac.be
Politics and language are so much connected with each other, that language used in the public sphere is a source of
information on past, present and future developments in politics.
Style in general and metaphor in particular has been the subject of a vast body of literature that addresses this
relationship from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
The current project aims at developing a political semantic theory that fully takes into account both linguistic and
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transition where they
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions are seen as key
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approach.
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for particular areas and
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leadership, or citizen’s
participation in politics?
 More info? christl.delandtsheer@ua.ac.be

Several research projects are available, all based on the state-of-the-art atomistic simulations using molecular
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techniques, and home-
made codes and open-source TransSiesta software for transport calculations.
The available topics include:
1) Metallization of bio-molecular templates, where new type of organic/inorganic hybrid structures are studied (for
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their properties fully analyzed,
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic molecules is crucial
for transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within this project the
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties, and this for a
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplicity of the material
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and individual as well as
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a different molecule, on the
magnetic properties will be studied. More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be
Superconductivity as a phenomenon is known for over 100 years, yet it remains secretive and puzzling as ever.
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventional since their
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for below projects, we will
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material, and implement
that model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the superconducting
condensate, in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simulations
will offer comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pairing in each band
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very different comparative
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destructively with
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field the material can
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are multiband, but with
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are complex, but they
offer an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and superconducting
order, two antagonistic phenomena in solid-state physics. As such, these materials are of great fundamental interest,
The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in other continents
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be
The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in other continents
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be
Assembly of small building blocks such as atoms, molecules and nanoparticles into macroscopic structures (i.e.
‘bottom up’ assembly) is a modern topic in chemistry, biology and materials science.
Janus particles possess tunable anisotropic interactions resulting in a rich variety of structural phases that can be
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in nature.
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investigate various
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel crystal phases.
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studied. More info?
francois.peeters@ua.ac.be




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The research proposal seeks to study the situation of foreign sex workers in Antwerp, using the localizing human
rights methodology (see DE FEYTER, K. TIMMERMAN, C. e.a., The Local Relevance of Human Rights, Cambridge, CUP,
2011). The main research question is whether the international framework of both general and specific human
rights norms and institutions has resulted in effective protection at the local level for foreign sex workers in the city
of Antwerp. According to statistics compiled by the city of Antwerp, in 2008 foreign sex workers (both female and
male) in Antwerp originated primarily from Central and Eastern European and from African countries.

The research will focus on the extent to which local agents have used the international normative framework to
empower foreign sex workers and to provide them with an adequate standard of living. These agents include the sex
workers and their organizations, doctors and NGOs both at local, domestic and international levels. The project will
also look at the response side, and determine to what extent authorities (from the local to the global level) have
been ready to accommodate claims formulated. The project will examine a number of hypotheses with regard to the
factors that may determine whether an appeal to the international normative framework results in effective
protection or not. More info? koen.defeyter@ua.ac.be
The research proposal seeks to study the situation of foreign sex workers in Antwerp, using the localizing human
rights methodology (see DE FEYTER, K. TIMMERMAN, C. e.a., The Local Relevance of Human Rights, Cambridge, CUP,
2011). The main research question is whether the international framework of both general and specific human
rights norms and institutions has resulted in effective protection at the local level for foreign sex workers in the city
of Antwerp. According to statistics compiled by the city of Antwerp, in 2008 foreign sex workers (both female and
male) in Antwerp originated primarily from Central and Eastern European and from African countries.

The research will focus on the extent to which local agents have used the international normative framework to
empower foreign sex workers and to provide them with an adequate standard of living. These agents include the sex
workers and their organizations, doctors and NGOs both at local, domestic and international levels. The project will
also look at the response side, and determine to what extent authorities (from the local to the global level) have
been ready to accommodate claims formulated. The project will examine a number of hypotheses with regard to the
factors that may determine whether an appeal to the international normative framework results in effective
protection or not. More info? koen.defeyter@ua.ac.be
Children’s rights based approaches to development, as part of a broader movement, have been introduced in more
recent development programming and practice by international organizations, donor countries and non-
governmental organisations. Assessments of achievements and success have shown mixed results, to the extent that
results could be measured and demonstrated. The study of – often implicit – theories of change that inform
children’s rights based approaches to development may provide new insights in why and when children’s rights
based approaches to development work or not. This project seeks to render these theories of change explicit, and to
examine how they can contribute to more succesful children’s rights based approaches to development. More info?
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be

International law, including international human rights law, has traditionally been state-based. Yet, with the rise of
non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, humanitarian aid agencies, human rights defenders and
so on, the net has been cast much wider. The current legal framework of human rights responsibility – devised more
than 60 years ago – cannot live up to the challenges of our globalised world. There is a pressing need to
reconceptualise international human rights law, in order to ensure that it can act effectively as a corrective to abuses
of power and failures by a variety of actors that exercise power. One way of doing that is by applying human rights
obligations extraterritorially to foreign states, and by establishing human rights accountability of non-State actors, in
particular in the area of economic, social and cultural rights. This project seeks to deepen the understanding of
human rights obligations of foreign states, and to bring together sub-fields of human rights studat the response side,
and determine to what extent authorities (from the local to the global level) have been ready to accommodate
claims formulated. The project will examine a number of hypotheses with regard to the factors that may determine
whether an appeal to the internat
Politics and language are so much connected with each other, that language used in the public sphere is a source of
information on past, present and future developments in politics.
Style in general and metaphor in particular has been the subject of a vast body of literature that addresses this
relationship from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
The current project aims at developing a political semantic theory that fully takes into account both linguistic and
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transition where they
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions are seen as key
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approach.
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for particular areas and
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leadership, or citizen’s
participation in politics? More info? christl.delandtsheer@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessment of ecosystem
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose strategy to improve
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that natural capital
makes to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of change impact
on the marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be considered
when dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, value and
validate-monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus on: 1)
Application of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water management
measures on the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
application of validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent can
proxies be used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on
distribution maps of ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3)
The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and in the spatio-temporal domain.
Modeling and mapping of interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services tools for the assessment of ecosystem
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose strategy to improve
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that natural capital
makes to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of change impact
on the marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be considered
when dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, value and
validate-monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus on: 1)
Application of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water management
measures on the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
application of validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent can
proxies be used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on
distribution maps of ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3)
The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and in the spatio-temporal domain.
Modeling and mapping of interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services tools for the assessment of ecosystem
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose strategy to improve
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that natural capital
makes to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of change impact
on the marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be considered
when dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, value and
validate-monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus on: 1)
Application of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water management
measures on the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
application of validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent can
proxies be used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on
distribution maps of ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3)
Modeling and mapping of interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain.
The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessment of ecosystem
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose strategy to improve
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that natural capital
makes to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of change impact
on the marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be considered
when dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, value and
validate-monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus on: 1)
Application of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water management
measures on the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
application of validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent can
proxies be used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on
distribution maps of ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3)
Modeling and mapping of interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services tools for the assessment of ecosystem
The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and in the spatio-temporal domain.
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose strategy to improve
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that natural capital
makes to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of change impact
on the marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be considered
when dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, value and
validate-monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus on: 1)
Application of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water management
measures on the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
application of validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent can
proxies be used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on
distribution maps of ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3)
Modeling and mapping ofare available, all based on the state-of-the-art atomisticthe spatio-temporal domain.
Several research projects interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in simulations using molecular
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techniques, and home-
made codes and open-source TransSiesta software for transport calculations.
The available topics include:
1) Metallization of bio-molecular templates, where new type of organic/inorganic hybrid structures are studied (for
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their properties fully analyzed,
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic molecules is crucial
for transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within this project the
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties, and this for a
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplicity of the material
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and individual as well as
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a different molecule, on the
magnetic properties will be studied.
More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be
Superconductivity as a phenomenon is known for over 100 years, yet it remains secretive and puzzling as ever.
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventional since their
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for below projects, we will
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material, and implement
that model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the superconducting
condensate, in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simulations
will offer comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pairing in each band
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very different comparative
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destructively with
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field the material can
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are multiband, but with
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are complex, but they
offer an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and superconducting
The European Union is phenomena in developed regional integration project. However, great in other continents
order, two antagonisticby far the most solid-state physics. As such, these materials are ofstates fundamental interest,
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be
The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in other continents
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be
From the genome data of many organisms, it has become clear that globin-folded proteins occur in representatives
of all kingdoms of life and that they display a wide diversity in function. Phylogenetic research has shown that all
modern globins have evolved from an ancestral globin molecule long before the presence of O2 in the atmosphere.
The primary function of globins was therefore not O2-transport and storage as known for hemo- and myoglobin.
Globin functions are mainly determined by the reactivity of the heme-iron atom and are as diverse as O2-sensing and
an involvement in redox reactions, respectively to warn the cell for the presence of O2 and to use or eliminate
oxidative molecules such as H2O2. Extensive in silico search of the genome of Caenorhabditis elegans revealed the
presence of 33 genes coding for globins that are all transcribed. Preliminary characterizations of GLB-12, GLB-26 and
GLB-33 reveal a possible redox function for these globins. To further elucidate this hypothesis the above mentioned
globins will be immobilized in gelatin matrices and in nanoporous silica and titania materials and their
electrochemical respons will be measured.For these means, the PhD student will first have to produce the
recombinant globins in E. coli. As expression vectors pET (T7 promotor) or pBAD vectors (arabinose promoter) with
or without a His-tag will be used. To study structure-function relationships and to facilitate better incorporation and
Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However, their existence is
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequency of storm surges,
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes may be
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which may lead to erosion
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

In this project we want to study the adaptability of tidal marshes to global changes, by interactions between the
marsh vegetation, flow hydrodynamics, and sediment deposition. The marsh vegetation is able to reduce
hydrodynamic forces (tidal currents and waves) and to promote the deposition of sediments. In some places in the
world this sediment accretion is enough so that tidal marshes can grow up with the rising sea level and hence can
survive. However, in other places sediment accretion may be too limited to follow the rising sea level, so that tidal
marshes finally disappear.

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearance of tidal
marshes in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sediment
supply. These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical variables (like
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical model simulations,
Tidal models are are available in the hosting research sheltered simulate the interactions between vegetation
usingmarshesthat valuable ecosystems that occur alonggroup, thatcoasts and estuaries. However, their existence is
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequency of storm surges,
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes may be
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which may lead to erosion
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

In this project we want to study the adaptability of tidal marshes to global changes, by interactions between the
marsh vegetation, flow hydrodynamics, and sediment deposition. The marsh vegetation is able to reduce
hydrodynamic forces (tidal currents and waves) and to promote the deposition of sediments. In some places in the
world this sediment accretion is enough so that tidal marshes can grow up with the rising sea level and hence can
survive. However, in other places sediment accretion may be too limited to follow the rising sea level, so that tidal
marshes finally disappear.

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearance of tidal
marshes in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sediment
supply. These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical variables (like
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical model simulations,
using models that are available in the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions between vegetation
Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However, their existence is
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequency of storm surges,
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes may be
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which may lead to erosion
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

In this project we want to study the adaptability of tidal marshes to global changes, by interactions between the
marsh vegetation, flow hydrodynamics, and sediment deposition. The marsh vegetation is able to reduce
hydrodynamic forces (tidal currents and waves) and to promote the deposition of sediments. In some places in the
world this sediment accretion is enough so that tidal marshes can grow up with the rising sea level and hence can
survive. However, in other places sediment accretion may be too limited to follow the rising sea level, so that tidal
marshes finally disappear.

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearance of tidal
marshes in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sediment
supply. These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical variables (like
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical model simulations,
usingmarshesthat valuable ecosystems that occur alonggroup, thatcoasts and estuaries. However, their existence is
Tidal models are are available in the hosting research sheltered simulate the interactions between vegetation
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequency of storm surges,
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes may be
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which may lead to erosion
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

In this project we want to study the adaptability of tidal marshes to global changes, by interactions between the
marsh vegetation, flow hydrodynamics, and sediment deposition. The marsh vegetation is able to reduce
hydrodynamic forces (tidal currents and waves) and to promote the deposition of sediments. In some places in the
world this sediment accretion is enough so that tidal marshes can grow up with the rising sea level and hence can
survive. However, in other places sediment accretion may be too limited to follow the rising sea level, so that tidal
marshes finally disappear.

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearance of tidal
marshes in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sediment
supply. These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical variables (like
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical model simulations,
using models that are available inof the financial structure of new firms for a large European betweenWhile there is
We investigate the determinants the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions sample. vegetation
an large literature on the financing decisions of firms, very few studies have considered the financing of new firms
(exceptions are Cassar, Journal of Business Venturing, 2004; Nofsinger and Wang, Journal of Banking and Finance,
2011; Robb and Robinson, Review of Financial Studies, 2012). This is surprising, since the financing of new firms is
one of the most fundamental questions of enterprise research. Financing decisions have been shown to have
important implications for the operations and performance of firms, their growth potential and their risk of failure.

We investigate the determinants of the choice between debt and equity; the choice between different types of debt
(public versus private; long-term versus short-term); the choice between formal and informal finance; cash policies.
We investigate how firm characteristics affect financing choices; the role of the institutional environment and the
degree of financial development of the country in which firms operate; how the Global Financial Crisis has affected
the financing of new firms. We also consider the evolution of the financial structure of firms during the first years of
their existence and which factors determine this evolution.

The results of this project will lead to a better understanding of the problems of new firm finance and how these
problems can be addressed. More info: marc.deloof@ua.ac.be
Most developed countries, but also most developing countries have created semi-autonomous agencies or other
bodies within their public sector, as a response to the New Public Management doctrine, pressure by international
organisations (IMF, World Bank), or the need for credibility in regulatory governance. Examples of such agencies are
independent market regulators (in energy or telecom for example) or public service delivery agencies, like road
management agencies within the public sector. The underlying claim is that the extended autonomy of these bodies
will enhance their performance in performing their task, because they act more flexible, more result-oriented, more
innovative and more credible. However, research in Western democracies show clearly that such improved
performance of such agencies is dependent upon how these agencies are governed by the government( e.g. the use
of performance contracts), and upon several organizational features (like leadership, capacity). There is a lack of
research on how the governance and hence the performance of such agencies evolved within the particular context
in developing countries, transitional states or catching-up economies, where the public administration often lacks a
Weberian legacy and is under intense political control.
By a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and by comparing data with an existing database of 1800
agencies in 18 countries (see the COBRA-CRIPO network), this project aims to:
(1) to study the autonomy, governance and performance of autonomous agencies in the country of the researcher by
conducting a survey (similar to the internationallyare increasingly dependentand a vast array of public actors, like
For the implementation of policies, governments replicated COBRA survey) on a number of in-depth case studies,
various departments, autonomous agencies, lower governmental levels, which do not always cooperate well. A
central question for most governments is how to coordinate all these actors in order to yield an efficient and
effective achievement of the set policy goals. This problem is even more pronounced in the case of cross-cutting
policy challenges and crises, which go beyond the boundaries of single organisations, governmental levels or policy
departments. Most governments are increasingly confronted with so-called ‘wicked issues’ and crises (like poverty,
internal security, climate change, integration of minorities, youth unemployment, coordination of development aid)
which call for a joint well-coordinated policy response from several departments and agencies. Wicked issues and
crises cut across functional lines, organizational boundaries and boundaries between policy areas and require
collaboration of multiple public organizations. Also in order to deliver public services, different public organizations
have to collaborate.
This project studies how governments in developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies try
to coordinate policy making and implementation in order to deal with cross-cutting issues, what strategies they use
In foster developing between transitional and how these strategies can be explained and with what effect? The
to a lot ofcollaborationcountries, public actorscountries and catching-up economies, essential public services or goods,
like the provision of energy or drink water, have been liberalized and privatized. Several issues are relevant in this
respect. Governments do not always have the capacity or incentives to device effective regulatory regimes, market
regulators which can control the behavior of these private companies. Moreover, due to globalization, several of
these private companies provide on an international scale, and exert pressure to minimize regulation and control of
their activities. This research aims to study in the countries under review to what extent there is effective
liberalization and privatization of essential public services, to what extent and how the government regulates and
control these companies (or the other way around) and what the impact is upon service availability and access for
users. The project compares these practices in different countries and aims to explain country differences and
sectoral differences. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, there is a strong political control
over bureaucracy and over the public sector. The instruments of political control can be multiple: political
appointments of top civil servants, intensive interaction and interference in operational business, frequent
restructuring, and other ways of control. However, administrative reforms and new control instruments (like
performance management and contracting, more managerial flexibility, modern management techniques) have an
impact upon this relationship between politicians and civil servants. This project aims to compare between different
governments the impact of administrative reforms and new control practices on the politico-administrative relations
between different administrations and to explain similarities and differences.More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be
Public private partnerships (PPP) are widely used in developing and transitional countries, as well as catching up
economies to build public infrastructures or to deliver public services in areas like transport, hospitals, schools, water
sewage and so on. In such long term PPPs the private sector is involved in financing and take on risks for bad
performance. The governance by the public authorities of such PPPs should ensure that these PPPs deliver value for
money. Therefore the public authorities need good procurement procedures and skills, decision making tools,
controlling capacities and instruments, and good governance structures, as well as sound PPP policy frameworks,
regulations and supporting institutions. However, these conditions are not always present. In most countries the
global economic-financial crisis affects these PPPs and the way governments govern them.
This project aims to conduct comparative case studies of PPPs in developing or transitional countries and catching up
economies (in the region to which the country of the researcher belongs), in order to analyse (1) the way public
authorities govern the PPPs and (2) to explain the effect on the performance of PPPs, and (3) to assess the impact of
national politico-administrative regimes and other contextual factors.
This project would compare the case study data with a large case study database which is built by a large
international research collaboration onand certain. The law aims to offer legal certainty. Neither of(see COST TU 1001
The citizen expects the law to be clear PPPs in transport and other infrastructures in 23 countries these aims is
always reached in practice, especially when individuals cross international borders. This research project investigates
critically - and in the light of the principle of legal certainty - the system of Private International Law (PIL), which uses
connecting factors (attributing each legal fact to the appropriate system). Legal certainty is indeed one of the
foundations of PIL, created among others to ensure continuity of legal relationships when individuals cross
international borders. Legal certainty is in this research project approached from two perspectives: 1) from that of
the legislator, aiming to create clear rules that can always be applied in the same way, irrespective of who the
subject of the rule is (abstract legal certainty) and 2) from the perspective of the individual, the user of the law, who
has to know and understand the law in order to organise his/her life in accordance with the law (concrete legal
certainty). The researcher will investigate case law and the experiences of individuals (through semi-structured
interviews) in order to determine what parties expect the law to be and how often their legal situations are
uncertain. One of the biggest problems, and a clear indication of legal uncertainty, is limping legal relations (for
In the Theory of Justice, Rawls identified the basic structure as the site for social justice because it is social
cooperation for mutual advantage with pervasive impacts on people’s life chances backed by legal coercion. This
leaves open whether the three criteria must cumulatively or separately be present and whether they are empirical
existence or feasibility conditions. Scholars have relied on all three criteria to argue that the international order is or
is not a site of egalitarian social justice. Nagel denies this because it does not coerce subjects in their name. His
position ignores that coercion can take many forms and lets brute coercion without appeal to the coercee’s interests
escape the demands of social justice. Buchan argues the international order is a site of justice because it produces
pervasive impacts but fails to explain why impacts give rise to egalitarian distributive rather than corrective justice.
For James, the international economic order is a site of justice because it is rule-regulated cooperation for mutual
advantage. His position is overbroad because it captures also voluntary transactions and too demanding in its
requirement of mutual advantageousness. Amongst other criteria, involuntariness of membership in institutions such
        WTO makes them a site for egalitarian justice in the view of site for social justice because it seems to
as the Theory of Justice, Rawls identified the basic structure as the Moellendorf. This criterion also is social be
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cooperation for mutual advantage with pervasive impacts on people’s life chances backed by legal coercion. This
leaves open whether the three criteria must cumulatively or separately be present and whether they are empirical
existence or feasibility conditions. Scholars have relied on all three criteria to argue that the international order is or
is not a site of egalitarian social justice. Nagel denies this because it does not coerce subjects in their name. His
position ignores that coercion can take many forms and lets brute coercion without appeal to the coercee’s interests
escape the demands of social justice. Buchan argues the international order is a site of justice because it produces
pervasive impacts but fails to explain why impacts give rise to egalitarian distributive rather than corrective justice.
For James, the international economic order is a site of justice because it is rule-regulated cooperation for mutual
advantage. His position is overbroad because it captures also voluntary transactions and too demanding in its
requirement of mutual advantageousness. Amongst other criteria, involuntariness of membership in institutions such
as the WTO makes them a site for egalitarian justice in the view of Moellendorf. This criterion also seems to be
The complexity of the current post-industrial society is reflected in its increasing vulnerability to natural as well as
man-made threats as well as the related need to cope with them in advance. In order to enhance living standards
and preserve the regular functioning of legal orders, the search for safety and security is based on the assumption
that risks as such cannot be eliminated and vulnerability can only be mitigated with the aim of reducing risk and
uncertainty to an acceptable level in everyday activities.
To this end, legal orders attempt to introduce suitable legal instruments to assess and manage ex ante the threats of
potentially catastrophic impact, before recovering ex post from their possible occurrence (through emergency
regulation) and besides the allocation of liabilities in the case of failure of preventive measures (through the
remedies of tort law). This way, legal orders aim to avoid both possible economic losses and injuries and boost their
resilience to undesired events. Basically two kinds of legal instruments have been developed, namely administrative
tools and private means, which constantly interact both in the rule-making and in the stage of enforcement of
preventive measures. These different approaches give rise to different regulatory methodologies which swing
between the traditional command-and-control administration and self (private) regulation, passing through the
resort to contractual models (public and private partnerships).
In order to assess how these currently cope with vulnerability issues, the present research project aims to deepen
The aim study on these regulatory instruments in a comparative way between levels of government, jurisdictions
the legalof the research project is to develop a legally coherent and normatively convincing application of WTO
disciplines to informational labels. It will analyze and under which conditions consumer information labels should be
regarded as inconsistent with WTO law obligations of national treatment and of avoiding unnecessary restrictions to
trade. These questions are raised by the 2012 US-Tuna dispute settlement report concerning a US technical
regulation laying down fishing technique requirements which had to be complied with to label tuna as dolphin-safe
on the US market. The report concluded that Mexican tuna was treated less favorably in respect of the award of the
tuna-dolphin safety label and that the technical regulation was not more trade restrictive than necessary by
prohibiting a more permissive label. The report raises conceptual and legal problems the research project analyzes.
The purpose of WTO law is to remove governmental barriers to enable more efficient consumer choices. Economic
theory recognizes that more information enables more efficient choices. Normative political theory establishes that
decisions on questions of the good (such as non-human health related environmental protection) are for individuals
to decide. Based on literature in economics and political theory, the research will develop a theory of optimal
information provision to guide the application of WTOby awarding the Nobel also analyze the2010 to A. Geim and K.
The importance of graphene was recently highlighted law. The research will Prize in Physics consistency of the US-
Novoselov for their ‘ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene’. Graphite is
made of graphene layers that are hold together through van der Waals forces. Graphene is an atomic layer of carbon
atoms densely packed into a benzene-ring structure. Despite being only one atom thick and unprotected from the
immediate environment, such layers are continuous on a macroscopic scale, are unexpectably stable under ambient
conditions and exhibit remarkable high crystal quality.
Graphene can be used as a template to increase its functionality by bonding other atoms and or molecules. Such
functionalization will modify e.g. the electronic band structure, the charge density and its mechanical properties.
Within this project density functional theory will be used to investigate different functionalizations of graphene. The
electronic band structure, the phonon spectrum and the mechanical properties will be investigated.
More info? francois.peeters@ua.ac.be
Assembly of small building blocks such as atoms, molecules and nanoparticles into macroscopic structures (i.e.
‘bottom up’ assembly) is a modern topic in chemistry, biology and materials science.
Janus particles possess tunable anisotropic interactions resulting in a rich variety of structural phases that can be
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in nature.
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investigate various
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel crystal phases.
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studied.
More info? francois.peeters@ua.ac.be


The nucleophilic 1,2-addition to imines is an important and established reaction in organic synthesis. In the same
step new C-C bonds and stereogenic centers are formed. Allylic amines, propargylic amines and homoallylic amines
are fundamental building blocks in organic chemistry and their synthesis is an important industrial and synthetic goal.
Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the high acidity of a
terminal acetylenic C-H bond to form the metal acetylide by reaction with strong bases. Similarly, allyl metal reagents
add to imines and provide an entry to homoallylic amines. The strongly basic reagents employed in such reactions
are incompatible with sensitive substrates like imines and for sure cannot be combined with halogenated imines. In
this view, the use of organoboron compounds gains more and more interest in organic synthesis because of the
mildness, green character and usefulness of the products. The aim of this project is to investigate the use of
organotrifluoroborates in a Petasis-type of reaction with halogenated imines as a substrate. The resulting
halogenated amines are new compounds which have been only rarely investigated. Therefore a second part of this
research will focus on the use of such highly functionalized amines in organic synthesis. This way, new
methodologies will become available for the synthesis of Maillard aroma compounds, natural products analogues
and a wide variety of functionalized aza-heterocyclic compounds.
The applicant shouldapossess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands-on skills in organic
In the framework of screening program for novel bioactive compounds a series of novel quinoid compounds has
been synthesized and evaluated for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (potential anti-TBC drugs). This
resulted in the identification of several highly promising bacteriodical 2-azaanthraquinones. As a result, this class of
compounds was selected for further specific research towards their toxicology, new syntheses and further
functionalization with respect to the development of new antimycobacterial drugs. Besides to TBC, also malaria is
becoming increasingly important since the emergence of resistance of the malarial protozoan blood parasite
Plasmodium falciparum to available drugs like the well known chloroquine. Several, previously by us synthesized,
benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione derivatives were also found very active against Plasmodium falciparum in the
micromolar region, but also suffered from a strong cytotoxicity.
Therefore, several strategies for the preparation of 2-azaanthraquinones will be investigated. A first approach entails
the direct functionalisation of the parent benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione. Among them the radical alkylation of the
heterocyclic moiety, direct arylations of the peri-carbonyl atoms and the further elaboration of the 2-
azaanthraquinones N-oxide will be looked at. In a second approach several ring-building protocols will be
investigated in order to prepare more elusively substituted benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-diones.




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Among the different alternatives of bio-energy production the use of biomass crops – such as fast-growing woody
crops under short-rotation coppice regimes – is probably the most suited renewable bio-energy source, in particular
in the EU. The success of this bio-energy source entirely depends on the achievable yield, i.e. the above-ground
woody biomass production. Biomass production depends on the interactions between the genotype planted, the
environment and the management. The proposed project will examine the genotypic variation in above-ground
woody biomass production of 12 poplar (Populus ) and 3 willow (Salix ) genotypes at the end of their second two-year
rotation (2012-2014). We are monitoring an operational 18 ha short-rotation bio-energy plantation during two entire
rotations (2x2 years). The plantation had been planted in Lochristi (East of Flanders) in April 2010 and has been
harvested and coppiced on 2-3 February 2012, i.e. after a first rotation of two years. The yield data of this first
harvest (coppice) are available. After the harvest multiple shoots started growing at a height growth rate of 4 m per
year. A second harvest is foreseen for January 2014. More info? Reinhart.ceulemans@ua.ac.be

Children’s rights based approaches to development, as part of a broader movement, have been introduced in more
recent development programming and practice by international organizations, donor countries and non-
governmental organisations. Assessments of achievements and success have shown mixed results, to the extent that
results could be measured and demonstrated. The study of – often implicit – theories of change that inform
children’s rights based approaches to development may provide new insights in why and when children’s rights
based approaches to development work or not. This project seeks to render these theories of change explicit, and to
examine how they can contribute to more succesful children’s rights based approaches to development. More info?
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be

International law, including international human rights law, has traditionally been state-based. Yet, with the rise of
non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, humanitarian aid agencies, human rights defenders and
so on, the net has been cast much wider. The current legal framework of human rights responsibility – devised more
than 60 years ago – cannot live up to the challenges of our globalised world. There is a pressing need to
reconceptualise international human rights law, in order to ensure that it can act effectively as a corrective to abuses
of power and failures by a variety of actors that exercise power. One way of doing that is by applying human rights
obligations extraterritorially to foreign states, and by establishing human rights accountability of non-State actors, in
particular in the area of economic, social and cultural rights. This project seeks to deepen the understanding of
human rights obligations of foreign states, and to bring together sub-fields of human rights study, i.e. on the human
rights obligations of transnational corporations, international organisations and foreign states, with a particular focus
on questions of attribution and distribution of human rights responsibility to different actors. More info?
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be
Politics and language are so much connected with each other, that language used in the public sphere is a source of
information on past, present and future developments in politics.
Style in general and metaphor in particular has been the subject of a vast body of literature that addresses this
relationship from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
The current project aims at developing a political semantic theory that fully takes into account both linguistic and
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transition where they
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions are seen as key
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approach.
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for particular areas and
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leadership, or citizen’s
participation in politics? More info? christl.delandtsheer@ua.ac.be
Several research projects are available, all based on the state-of-the-art atomistic simulations using molecular
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techniques, and home-
made codes and open-source TransSiesta software for transport calculations.
The available topics include:
1) Metallization of bio-molecular templates, where new type of organic/inorganic hybrid structures are studied (for
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their properties fully analyzed,
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic molecules is crucial
for transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within this project the
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties, and this for a
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplicity of the material
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and individual as well as
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a different molecule, on the
magnetic properties will be studied. More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be
Superconductivity as a phenomenon is known for over 100 years, yet it remains secretive and puzzling as ever.
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventional since their
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for below projects, we will
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material, and implement
that model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the superconducting
condensate, in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simulations
will offer comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pairing in each band
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very different comparative
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destructively with
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field the material can
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are multiband, but with
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are complex, but they
offer an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and superconducting
order, two antagonisticby far the most solid-state physics. As such, these materials are ofstates fundamental interest,
The European Union is phenomena in developed regional integration project. However, great in other continents
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be
The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in other continents
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in comparing
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on the EU: the
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicial politics. See
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applications on PhD or
post-doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relevant
questions resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More info?
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be
For the implementation of policies, governments are increasingly dependent on a vast array of public actors, like
various departments, autonomous agencies, lower governmental levels, which do not always cooperate well. A
central question for most governments is how to coordinate all these actors in order to yield an efficient and
effective achievement of the set policy goals. This problem is even more pronounced in the case of cross-cutting
policy challenges and crises, which go beyond the boundaries of single organisations, governmental levels or policy
departments. Most governments are increasingly confronted with so-called ‘wicked issues’ and crises (like poverty,
internal security, climate change, integration of minorities, youth unemployment, coordination of development aid)
which call for a joint well-coordinated policy response from several departments and agencies. Wicked issues and
crises cut across functional lines, organizational boundaries and boundaries between policy areas and require
collaboration of multiple public organizations. Also in order to deliver public services, different public organizations
have to collaborate.
This project studies how governments in developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies try
to coordinate policy making and implementation in order to deal with cross-cutting issues, what strategies they use
to a lot ofcollaborationcountries, public actorscountries and catching-up economies, essential public services or goods,
In foster developing between transitional and how these strategies can be explained and with what effect? The
like the provision of energy or drink water, have been liberalized and privatized. Several issues are relevant in this
respect. Governments do not always have the capacity or incentives to device effective regulatory regimes, market
regulators which can control the behavior of these private companies. Moreover, due to globalization, several of
these private companies provide on an international scale, and exert pressure to minimize regulation and control of
their activities. This research aims to study in the countries under review to what extent there is effective
liberalization and privatization of essential public services, to what extent and how the government regulates and
control these companies (or the other way around) and what the impact is upon service availability and access for
users. The project compares these practices in different countries and aims to explain country differences and
sectoral differences. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, there is a strong political control
over bureaucracy and over the public sector. The instruments of political control can be multiple: political
appointments of top civil servants, intensive interaction and interference in operational business, frequent
restructuring, and other ways of control. However, administrative reforms and new control instruments (like
performance management and contracting, more managerial flexibility, modern management techniques) have an
impact upon this relationship between politicians and civil servants. This project aims to compare between different
governments the impact of administrative reforms and new control practices on the politico-administrative relations
between different administrations and to explain similarities and differences. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be
Public private partnerships (PPP) are widely used in developing and transitional countries, as well as catching up
economies to build public infrastructures or to deliver public services in areas like transport, hospitals, schools, water
sewage and so on. In such long term PPPs the private sector is involved in financing and take on risks for bad
performance. The governance by the public authorities of such PPPs should ensure that these PPPs deliver value for
money. Therefore the public authorities need good procurement procedures and skills, decision making tools,
controlling capacities and instruments, and good governance structures, as well as sound PPP policy frameworks,
regulations and supporting institutions. However, these conditions are not always present. In most countries the
global economic-financial crisis affects these PPPs and the way governments govern them.
This project aims to conduct comparative case studies of PPPs in developing or transitional countries and catching up
economies (in the region to which the country of the researcher belongs), in order to analyse (1) the way public
authorities govern the PPPs and (2) to explain the effect on the performance of PPPs, and (3) to assess the impact of
national politico-administrative regimes and other contextual factors.
This project would compare the case study data with a large case study database which is built by a large
international research collaboration on PPPs in transport awarding the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 (see COST TU 1001
The importance of graphene was recently highlighted by and other infrastructures 23 countries to A. Geim and K.
Novoselov for their ‘ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene’. Graphite is
made of graphene layers that are hold together through van der Waals forces. Graphene is an atomic layer of carbon
atoms densely packed into a benzene-ring structure. Despite being only one atom thick and unprotected from the
immediate environment, such layers are continuous on a macroscopic scale, are unexpectably stable under ambient
conditions and exhibit remarkable high crystal quality.
Graphene can be used as a template to increase its functionality by bonding other atoms and or molecules. Such
functionalization will modify e.g. the electronic band structure, the charge density and its mechanical properties.
Within this project density functional theory will be used to investigate different functionalizations of graphene. The
electronic band structure, the phonon spectrum and the mechanical properties will be investigated. More info?
francois.peeters@ua.ac.be




Polyfunctionalized pyridazines are of considerable importance due to their application as drugs, pesticides and
advanced materials. The number of synthetic methods hitherto available to functionalize the 1,2-diazine skeleton is
rather limited due to the high pi-deficient character of the heterocycle. A very attractive approach is the preparation
of metalated 1,2-diazines which upon quenching with electrophiles allow the direct introduction of an even wider
variety of functional groups. Variations of these methods comprise transition-metal catalysis in the reaction between
of metalated 1,2-diazines and electrophiles as well as transmetalation of initially formed metalated derivatives.
Within this project, various methods, including halogen-metal exchange and direct metalation followed by reactions
with electrophiles, for the functionalization of the pyridazin-3(2H)-one core will be studied. The target molecules are
biologically relevant compounds (e.g., they are expected to possess inhibitory activity towards specific enzymes), or
key intermediates towards such biologically relevant compounds. Evaluation of their biological activity is therefore
foreseen.
Successful applicant should possess PhD or equivalent degree in ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Solid theoretical background
and excellent hands-on skills in organic synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine characterization
methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV, TLC, etc) are essential. Experience innanoparticleschemistry, metal-catalyzed cross-
Assembly of small building blocks such as atoms, molecules and heterocyclic into macroscopic structures (i.e.
‘bottom up’ assembly) is a modern topic in chemistry, biology and materials science.
Janus particles possess tunable anisotropic interactions resulting in a rich variety of structural phases that can be
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in nature.
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investigate various
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel crystal phases.
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studied.
More info? francois.peeters@ua.ac.be
The nucleophilic 1,2-addition to imines is an important and established reaction in organic synthesis. In the same
step new C-C bonds and stereogenic centers are formed. Allylic amines, propargylic amines and homoallylic amines
are fundamental building blocks in organic chemistry and their synthesis is an important industrial and synthetic goal.
Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the high acidity of a
terminal acetylenic C-H bond to form the metal acetylide by reaction with strong bases. Similarly, allyl metal reagents
add to imines and provide an entry to homoallylic amines. The strongly basic reagents employed in such reactions
are incompatible with sensitive substrates like imines and for sure cannot be combined with halogenated imines. In
this view, the use of organoboron compounds gains more and more interest in organic synthesis because of the
mildness, green character and usefulness of the products. The aim of this project is to investigate the use of
organotrifluoroborates in a Petasis-type of reaction with halogenated imines as a substrate. The resulting
halogenated amines are new compounds which have been only rarely investigated. Therefore a second part of this
research will focus on the use of such highly functionalized amines in organic synthesis. This way, new
methodologies will become available for the synthesis of Maillard aroma compounds, natural products analogues
and a wide variety of functionalized aza-heterocyclic compounds.
The applicant shouldapossess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands-on skills in organic
In the framework of screening program for novel bioactive compounds a series of novel quinoid compounds has
been synthesized and evaluated for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (potential anti-TBC drugs). This
resulted in the identification of several highly promising bacteriodical 2-azaanthraquinones. As a result, this class of
compounds was selected for further specific research towards their toxicology, new syntheses and further
functionalization with respect to the development of new antimycobacterial drugs. Besides to TBC, also malaria is
becoming increasingly important since the emergence of resistance of the malarial protozoan blood parasite
Plasmodium falciparum to available drugs like the well known chloroquine. Several, previously by us synthesized,
benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione derivatives were also found very active against Plasmodium falciparum in the
micromolar region, but also suffered from a strong cytotoxicity.
Therefore, several strategies for the preparation of 2-azaanthraquinones will be investigated. A first approach entails
the direct functionalisation of the parent benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione. Among them the radical alkylation of the
heterocyclic moiety, direct arylations of the peri-carbonyl atoms and the further elaboration of the 2-
azaanthraquinones N-oxide will be looked at. In a second approach several ring-building protocols will be
investigated in order to prepare more elusively substituted benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-diones.




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