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List of study programmes

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
UNDERGRADUATES
Faculty

Field of study

Name of study
programme/degree

Applied Economics

4,9 - Others Business Studies,


Management
Sciences

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Applied Economics

Applied Economics

14,3 - Economics

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Applied Economics

Arts

8,9 - Others Humanities

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Arts

Political and Social Sciences

14,1 - Political
Science

One semester exchange in the


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 Business Studies,


Management
Sciences

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Applied Economics

Applied Economics

14,3 - Economics

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Applied Economics

Arts

8,9 - Other Humanities

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Arts

Political and Social Sciences

14,1 - Political
Science

One semester exchange in the


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,
Computer Science

One semester exchange in the


Faculty of Science

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

Institute of Development Policy 14,8 - Development


and Management
Studies

Name of Master programme

Master of Globalisation and


Development

Institute of Development Policy 14,8 - Development


and Management
Studies

Master of Governance and


Development

Institute of Development Policy 14,8 - Development


and Management
Studies

Master of Development
Evaluation and Management

Applied Economics

4,1 - Business
Studies with
Languages

Master in Applied Economic


Sciences: Business
Administration

Applied Economics

14,3 - Economics

Master in Applied Economic


Sciences: Business
Administration

Arts

9,2 - General and


comparative
literature

Master in Linguistics and


Literature: English

Arts

9,3 - Linguistics

Master in Linguistics and


Literature: English

Science

11,3 - Informatics,
Computer Science

Master in Computer Science

Pharmaceutical, Biomedical
and Veterinary Sciences

12,9 - Others
Medical Sciences

Master in Biomedical Sciences:


Molecular Imaging

Pharmaceutical, Biomedical
and Veterinary Sciences

12,9 - Others
Medical Sciences

Master in Biomedical Sciences:


Neurosciences

Pharmaceutical, Biomedical
and Veterinary Sciences

12,9 - Others
Medical Sciences

Master in Biomedical 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

Field of study

Name of PhD programme

DOCTORATE EXCHANGE
Faculty

Sciences

1,6 - Forestry

Biomass productivity of a fastgrowing bio-energy plantation :


genotypic variation in secondrotation yield

Political and Social Sciences

14,1 - Political
Sciences

The political psychology of


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
Science

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Political and Social Sciences

14,6 - International
Relations, European
Studies, Area
Studies

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Science

13,2 - Physics

Self-assembly of Janus particles

DOCTORATE DEGREE
Faculty

Law

Field of study

10,2 - International
Law

Name of PhD programme

Local relevance of human


rights to foreign sex workers in
Antwerp

Law

14,9 - Others
Social Sciences

Local relevance of human


rights to foreign sex workers in
Antwerp

Law

10,2 - International
Law

Childrens rights based


approaches to development
from a theory of change
perspective

Law

10,2 - International
Law

Human rights: A Common


Responsibility: Transnational
Human Rights Obligations

Political and Social Sciences

14,1 - Political
Sciences

The political psychology of


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,
Cartography,
Remote Sensing

Mapping and Modeling of


Ecosystem services and their
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
Science

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Political and Social Sciences

14,6 - International
Relations, European
Studies, Area
Studies

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Pharmaceutical, Biomedical
and Veterinary Sciences

13,6 - Biochemistry

Studying heme-proteins of
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,
Financial
Management

The financing of new firms: an


international perspective

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

The governance and


performance of autonomous
agencies: the influence of
national context

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Coordination within and


between government for crosscutting policy challenges

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Liberalization and privatization


of essential public services

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Political control of public


administration and
administrative reforms

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

The governance of public


private partnerships in
economic turbulent times

Law

10,2 - International
Law

Legal Certainty: What can the


citizen expect when he or she
crosses the border?

Law

10,2 - International
Law

International economic law a


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
Law

Consumer information labels


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-5,10dione derivatives as potential
anti-plasmodial and
antimycobacterial agents

POST-DOCTORATE
Department/Faculty

Sciences

Field of research

1,6 - Forestry

Name of teaching/research
programme

Biomass productivity of a fastgrowing bio-energy plantation :


genotypic variation in secondrotation yield

Law

10,2 - International
Law

Childrens rights based


approaches to development
from a theory of change
perspective

Law

10,2 - International
Law

Human rights: A Common


Responsibility: Transnational
Human Rights Obligations

Political and Social Sciences

14,1 - Political
Sciences

The political psychology of


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
Science

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Political and Social Sciences

14,6 - International
Relations, European
Studies, Area
Studies

Comparative regionalism:
issues of European integration
compared to other regional
integration projects.

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Coordination within and


between government for crosscutting policy challenges

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Liberalization and privatization


of essential public services

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

Political control of public


administration and
administrative reforms

Political and Social Sciences

10,6 - Public
Administration

The governance of public


private partnerships in
economic turbulent times

Science

13,2 - Physics

Functionalization of graphene

Science

13,3 - Chemistry

Synthesis and biological


evaluation of novel pyridazin3(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-5,10dione derivatives as potential
anti-plasmodial and
antimycobacterial agents

STAFF
Faculty/Department/
Service/Office

Faculty of Arts

Field of work

8,9 - Others Humanities

Name of work/
teaching/research programme

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Arts

Faculty of Applied Economics

4,9 - Others
Business Studies,
Management
Science

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Applied Economics

Faculty of Law

10,9 - Others Law

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Law

Faculty of Medicine

12,9 - Others
Medical Sciences

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Medicine

Faculty of Pharmaceutical,
Veterinary and Biomedical
Sciences

12,9 - Others
Medical Sciences

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and
Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

13,9 - Others
Natural Sciences

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Sciences

Faculty of Political and Social


Sciences

14,9 - Others
Social Sciences

Staff exchange in the Faculty of


Political and Social Sciences

Faculty of Political and Social


Sciences

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

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

Language of instruction

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

Language of instruction

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Preliminary learning agreement

English

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

Language of instruction

Applicants must hold a university degree of at least


four years of study in Social Sciences (Economics,
Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or
related disciplines), preferably at Master level, with
good study results. Applicants with only a Bachelors
degree of three years of study will not be admitted to
the Master programmes. Applicants with a Bachelors
degree of four years of study can be admitted.
However, applicants with a Master degree will be given
priority. Applicants must have at least two years of
professional experience in a sector relevant to the
programme. Applicants who obtained their University
degree under the European Bologna system), must
hold a Masters degree. These applicants are not
required to have professional experience but they must
demonstrate a proven interest in development issues
(for example through internships or additional training).

English

Applicants must hold a university degree of at least


four years of study in Social Sciences (Economics,
Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or
related disciplines), preferably at Master level, with
good study results. Applicants with only a Bachelors
degree of three years of study will not be admitted to
the Master programmes. Applicants with a Bachelors
degree of four years of study can be admitted.
However, applicants with a Master degree will be given
priority. Applicants must have at least two years of
professional experience in a sector relevant to the
programme. Applicants who obtained their University
degree under the European Bologna system), must
hold a Masters degree. These applicants are not
required to have professional experience but they must
demonstrate a proven interest in development issues
(for example through internships or additional training).

English

Applicants must hold a university degree of at least


four years of study in Social Sciences (Economics,
Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, or
related disciplines), preferably at Master level, with
good study results. Applicants with only a Bachelors
degree of three years of study will not be admitted to
the Master programmes. Applicants with a Bachelors
degree of four years of study can be admitted.
However, applicants with a Master degree will be given
priority. Applicants must have at least two years of
professional experience in a sector relevant to the
programme. Applicants who obtained their University
degree under the European Bologna system), must
hold a Masters degree. These applicants are not
required to have professional experience but they must
demonstrate a proven interest in development issues
(for example through internships or additional training).

English

Applicants should hold an Academic Bachelors


degree in Applied Economic Sciences or equivalent, with a sp
English

Applicants should hold an Academic Bachelors


degree in Applied Economic Sciences or equivalent, with a sp
English

The Master in English is primarily


aimed at students who have
received a BA in Language and
Linguistics, with an emphasis on
English.

English

The Master in English is primarily


aimed at students who have
received a BA in Language and
Linguistics, with an emphasis on
English.

English

To be eligible for the Master's


English
programme in Computer Science, a
student should have a strong
scientific background in order to be
able to pass all the courses. An
indicative set of concepts/disciplines
that need to be understood are
outlined on the programme's website
(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
Science (academic degree, minimum
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Pharmacy, Biology,
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.
Before you can 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 preapplication. After your preapplication was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
Universitys admission procedure.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of


English
Science (academic degree, minimum
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Pharmacy, Biology,
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine. A
specific prerequisite for this master
is knowledge of basic neuroanatomy
and neurophysiology. Before you can
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 preapplication. After your preapplication was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
Universitys admission procedure.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of


English
Science (academic degree, minimum
180 ECTS) in Biomedical Sciences,
Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Pharmacy, Biology,
Medicine or Veterinary Medicine.
Before you can 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 preapplication. After your preapplication was evaluated positively,
you can proceed with the
Universitys admission procedure.

A strong scientific background


English
including basic knowledge of
mathematics, physics, and inorganic
and organic chemistry. Knowledge of
the basic principles of statistics is
critical. Candidates should also be
acquainted with plants, animals and
other organisms (diversity, evolution,
cell biology, biochemistry,
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


knowledge of a prospective student
should consist of: Quantum
Mechanics, Solid State Physics,
Statistical Physics, Calculus.
Applications are welcomed from
university graduate students
(Bachelor's degrees) in physics,
chemistry, applied and material
sciences and from students who
have been awarded equivalent nonuniversity degrees. Admissions are
subject to review.

English

Applicants should hold an


English
AcademicBachelors degree
inEconomic Policyor equivalent.
They should have obtained this
Bachelor's degree at a University.
Applicants who obtained their
Bachelor's degreesat a'University of
Applied Sciences' are advised to
contact our administrator. The
equivalence of Bachelors degrees
will be considered by the Board of
Admission. Students completing
their Bachelors 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
Bachelors 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
compulsory for students coming from
non EU-countries and for students
coming from non AACSB or
EPAS/EQUIS accredited universities.

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

Language of instruction

MA degree and ongoing Ph.D.


work;

English

MA in political science,
English
communications, other relevant field
to the project.

MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,


or Material Science

English

MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,


or Material Science

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Master in physics or Master in


Applied Computer Science or
Master in Materials Science

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements
Degree in Law or Social Sciences;
Background in human rights studies
or in human rights work.

English

Language of instruction

English

Previous experience in dealing with English


trafficking/migration issues is a plus.

Master in Law

English

Master in Law

English

MA in political science,
English
communications, other relevant field
to the project.

Relevant Master's degree

English

Relevant Master's degree

English

Relevant Master's degree

English

Relevant Master's degree

English

Relevant Master's degree

English

MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,


or Material Science

English

MSc in Physics, Physical Electronics,


or Material Science

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Master in Biochemistry or related


degree.

English

Masters degree in one of the


following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering

English

Masters degree in one of the


following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering

English

Masters degree in one of the


following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering

English

Masters degree in one of the


following disciplines: Geography;
Geology; Environmental Sciences;
Environmental Engineering

English

Masters Degree in Business


English
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
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, or in a
comparable area, with good study
results

Master diploma in public


English
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, or in a
comparable area, with good study
results

Master diploma in public


English
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
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
administration, (applied) economics,
political or social sciences, or
development studies, management
studies or in a comparable area, with
good study results

Law degree
Preferably experience in writing and
experience in qualitative research
such as the taking and analyzing of
interviews.

English

Prior studies in legal theory or


political philosophy, international
law, excellent academic English,
strong academic research and
writing skills

English

Prior studies in legal theory or


political philosophy, international
law, excellent academic English,
strong academic research and
writing skills

English

Prior studies in administrative law,


regulation and EU law, excellent
academic English, strong academic
research and writing skills

English

Prior studies of WTO and


international law and excellent
academic English, strong academic
research and writing abilities

English

Master in physics or Master in


Applied Computer Science or
Master in Materials Science

English

Master in physics or Master in


Applied Computer Science or
Master in Materials Science

English

Master with major in Organic


chemistry

English

Master with major in Organic


chemistry

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

Ph.D. degree and looking for


short-term post-doctoral
experience toward a manuscript

English

Language of instruction

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Profound knowledge of comparative


politics theories and methods

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

PhD or equivalent degree in


ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

English

Relevant PhD-degree

English

PhD or equivalent degree in


ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

English

Relevant PhD-degree

Additional documents to be
uploaded/Special admission
requirements

English

Working language

Staff applicants should submit a


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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


English
work 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

Required language
certificates

Website link to all


courses/ECTS/learning outcomes (in
order to be able to fill in the learning
agreement)

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=25489
required. More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43525

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=25490
required. More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43526

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=25491
required. More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43527

English language proficiency


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required. More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43528

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=25493
required. More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43529

English language proficiency


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required. More info:
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?c=.ENGLISH&n=43530

Required language
certificates

Website link to all


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

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25489
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43525
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25490
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43526
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25491
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43527
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25492
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43528
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25493
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43529
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25494
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43530
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25495
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43531
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25496
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43532
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25500
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43536

English language proficiency


http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25501
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43537
English language proficiency
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
required. More info:
c=.ENGLISH&n=25502
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.ENGLISH&n=43538

Required language
certificates

Website link to all


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

TOEFL (Test of English as a http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=57986


Foreign Language):
minimum score of 550 for
paper-based test or 79 for
Internet-based test or IELTS
(International English
Language Testing System):
minimum score of 6.0.

TOEFL (Test of English as a


Foreign Language):
minimum score of 550 for
paper-based test or 79 for
Internet-based test or IELTS
(International English
Language Testing System):
minimum score of 6.0.

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
c=.IOB&n=57987

TOEFL (Test of English as a


Foreign Language):
minimum score of 550 for
paper-based test or 79 for
Internet-based test or IELTS
(International English
Language Testing System):
minimum score of 6.0.

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
c=.IOB&n=57988

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5. More http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.MBA


info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.MBA&n=63292

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5. More http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.MBA


info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx
?c=.MBA&n=63293

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
110-120, IELTS: 6.5-7.0,
c=.STUDKIEZ&n=101052
Cambridge Certificate of
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.

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
110-120, IELTS: 6.5-7.0,
c=.STUDKIEZ&n=101053
Cambridge Certificate of
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.

internet-based TOEFL level http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?


of minimum 80, or IELTS
c=.COMPUTERSCIENCE&n=103318
with minimum average
score of 6.5 (with minimum
score 6.0 on each part).
More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?
c=.COMPUTERSCIENCE&n=
103331

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
minimum 80
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100843
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
(with minimum score 6.0 on
each part).
More
info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&
n=100854

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
minimum 80
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100828
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
(with minimum score 6.0 on
each part).
More
info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&
n=100840

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
minimum 80
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&n=100857
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
(with minimum score 6.0 on
each part).
More
info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?
c=.BIOMEDICALSCIENCES&
n=100868

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
minimum 80
c=.BIOLOGYBIODIVERSITY&n=103316
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
(with minimum score 6.0 on
each part).
More
info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?
c=.BIOLOGYBIODIVERSITY&
n=103321

TOEFL internet-based:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?
minimum 80
c=_WETNAT01&n=419
IELTS: minimum score of 6.5
(with minimum score 6.0 on
each part).
More
info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?c=_WETNAT01&n=425

internet-basedTOEFL level http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?


of minimum 79-80 or IELTS : c=.MEP&n=85979
a minimum score of at least
6.5, and on each part
minimum 6.0
More info:
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.a
spx?c=.MEP&n=86120

Required language
certificates

Website link to all


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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

http://www.ua.ac.be/reinhart.ceulemans

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/polcom

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/acim

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/acim

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

Required language
certificates

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/polcom

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/ecobe

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/ecobe

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/ecobe

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/ecobe

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/ecobe

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/acim

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/acim

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

www.ua.ac.be/marc.deloof

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

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

TOEFL 79-80 or IELTS 6,5

Required language
certificates

n/a

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

Website link to all research


groups/research
coordinator/departments/institutions/la
boratories (in order to be able to fill in
the SRTT plan)
http://www.ua.ac.be/reinhart.ceulemans

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

www.ua.ac.be/polcom

n/a

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

n/a

www.cmt.ua.ac.be

n/a

www.ua.ac.be/acim

n/a

www.ua.ac.be/acim

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

bert.maes@ua.ac.be

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

Required language
certificates

n/a

Website link to all


faculties/departments/institutions/labor
atories/offices/services (in order to be
able to fill in the SRTT plan)
http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&n=96870

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

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

n/a

http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.ENGLISH&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.
university should be replaced by courses at the University of Antwerp. A preliminary learning agreement sho
together with the online application.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info about the programme? http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=5798

More info about the programme? http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=5798

More info about the programme? http://www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.IOB&n=5798

More info about the prorgamme? sabine.vanpellicom@ua.ac.be / Prior admission to the programme
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
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 reco
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 reco
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 i
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
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
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
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 i
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 i
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
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-g
crops under short-rotation coppice regimes is probably the most suited renewable bio-energy sou
the EU. The success of this bio-energy source entirely depends on the achievable yield, i.e. the abo
biomass production. Biomass production depends on the interactions between the genotype plante
environment and the management. The proposed project will examine the genotypic variation in a
woody biomass production of 12 poplar (Populus) and 3 willow (Salix) genotypes at the end of thei
rotation (2012-2014). We are monitoring an operational 18 ha short-rotation bio-energy plantation
rotations (2x2 years). The plantation had been planted in Lochristi (East of Flanders) in April 2010
harvested and coppiced on 2-3 February 2012, i.e. after a first rotation of two years. The yield data
harvest (coppice) are available. After the harvest multiple shoots started growing at a height growt
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 sph
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 ad
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
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transi
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approac
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for parti
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leade
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 usin
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techn
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
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their propert
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic mol
transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within thi
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplic
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and indiv
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a differen
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 puzz
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventi
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for belo
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material,
model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the supercondu
in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simul
comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pai
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very diffe
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destr
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field th
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are mul
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are com
an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and s
order, two antagonistic phenomena in solid-state physics. As such, these materials are of great fun
but also practical importance due to their ever-present internal magnetic field, which interacts non
applied field.
4) Non-centrosymmetric superconductors, e.g. cesium-based ones, where the inversion symmetry
lattice is broken. Hence internal electric field is present, which strongly affects the dynamic proper
e.g. when subjected to an applied current.
More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More in
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More in
milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be

Assembly of small building blocks such as atoms, molecules and nanoparticles into macroscopic st
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 phas
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in natur
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investi
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel cr
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studie
francois.peeters@ua.ac.be

Remarks (admission procedure, dates, etc.)

The research proposal seeks to study the situation of foreign sex workers in Antwerp, using the loc
rights methodology (see DE FEYTER, K. TIMMERMAN, C. e.a., The Local Relevance of Human Rights
2011). The main research question is whether the international framework of both general and sp
norms and institutions has resulted in effective protection at the local level for foreign sex workers
Antwerp. According to statistics compiled by the city of Antwerp, in 2008 foreign sex workers (both
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 f
empower foreign sex workers and to provide them with an adequate standard of living. These age
workers and their organizations, doctors and NGOs both at local, domestic and international levels
also look at the response side, and determine to what extent authorities (from the local to the glob
ready to accommodate claims formulated. The project will examine a number of hypotheses with r
that may determine whether an appeal to the international normative framework results in effectiv
More info? koen.defeyter@ua.ac.be

The research proposal seeks to study the situation of foreign sex workers in Antwerp, using the loc
rights methodology (see DE FEYTER, K. TIMMERMAN, C. e.a., The Local Relevance of Human Rights
2011). The main research question is whether the international framework of both general and sp
norms and institutions has resulted in effective protection at the local level for foreign sex workers
Antwerp. According to statistics compiled by the city of Antwerp, in 2008 foreign sex workers (both
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 f
empower foreign sex workers and to provide them with an adequate standard of living. These age
workers and their organizations, doctors and NGOs both at local, domestic and international levels
also look at the response side, and determine to what extent authorities (from the local to the glob
ready to accommodate claims formulated. The project will examine a number of hypotheses with r
that may determine whether an appeal to the international normative framework results in effectiv
More info? koen.defeyter@ua.ac.be

Childrens rights based approaches to development, as part of a broader movement, have been int
recent development programming and practice by international organizations, donor countries and
organisations. Assessments of achievements and success have shown mixed results, to the extent
be measured and demonstrated. The study of often implicit theories of change that inform child
approaches to development may provide new insights in why and when childrens rights based app
development work or not. This project seeks to render these theories of change explicit, and to exa
contribute to more succesful childrens rights based approaches to development. More info?
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be

International law, including international human rights law, has traditionally been state-based. Y
non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, humanitarian aid agencies, human ri
so on, the net has been cast much wider. The current legal framework of human rights responsib
than 60 years ago cannot live up to the challenges of our globalised world. There is a
reconceptualise international human rights law, in order to ensure that it can act effectively as a c
of power and failures by a variety of actors that exercise power. One way of doing that is by app
obligations extraterritorially to foreign states, and by establishing human rights accountability of
particular in the area of economic, social and cultural rights. This project seeks to deepen th
human rights obligations of foreign states, and to bring together sub-fields of human rights study
rights obligations of transnational corporations, international organisations and foreign states, wit
on questions of attribution and distribution of human rights responsibility to different
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be

Politics and language are so much connected with each other, that language used in the public sph
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 ad
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
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transi
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approac
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for parti
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leade
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 assessm
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose stra
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that nat
to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of chan
marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be c
dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, v
monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus
of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water managem
the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent
used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on di
ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3) Modelin
interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain. Characterizing
dynamics of ecosystem service providing units by hybrid modeling that combines object based ma
based mapping. 4) The use of advanced remote sensing image analysis for ES-mapping and valida
develop remote sensing-based techniques to generate input data for the spatial models on the reg
develop proxies for bundles of ES at the local scale, based on hyper spectral signatures. More info
patrick.meire@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessm
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose stra
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that nat
to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of chan
marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be c
dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, v
monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus
of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water managem
the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent
used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on di
ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3) Modelin
interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain. Characterizing
dynamics of ecosystem service providing units by hybrid modeling that combines object based ma
based mapping. 4) The use of advanced remote sensing image analysis for ES-mapping and valida
develop remote sensing-based techniques to generate input data for the spatial models on the reg
develop proxies for bundles of ES at the local scale, based on hyper spectral signatures. More info
patrick.meire@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessm
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose stra
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that nat
to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of chan
marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be c
dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, v
monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus
of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water managem
the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent
used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on di
ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3) Modelin
interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain. Characterizing
dynamics of ecosystem service providing units by hybrid modeling that combines object based ma
based mapping. 4) The use of advanced remote sensing image analysis for ES-mapping and valida
develop remote sensing-based techniques to generate input data for the spatial models on the reg
develop proxies for bundles of ES at the local scale, based on hyper spectral signatures. More info
patrick.meire@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessm
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose stra
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that nat
to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of chan
marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be c
dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, v
monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus
of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water managem
the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent
used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on di
ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3) Modelin
interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain. Characterizing
dynamics of ecosystem service providing units by hybrid modeling that combines object based ma
based mapping. 4) The use of advanced remote sensing image analysis for ES-mapping and valida
develop remote sensing-based techniques to generate input data for the spatial models on the reg
develop proxies for bundles of ES at the local scale, based on hyper spectral signatures. More info
patrick.meire@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop spatially explicit information and tools for the assessm
services (ES) and the evaluation of functional ecosystems as a cost-efficient and multi-purpose stra
environmental quality. If robust and relevant valuations are to be made of the contribution that nat
to human well-being, then we need a deeper understanding of the way in which the drivers of chan
marginal outputs of ecosystem services. A better understanding of the trade-offs that need to be c
dealing with multifunctional ecosystems is also required. Therefore methods to identify, quantify, v
monitor ecosystem services are much needed. Within the project there are several options to focus
of advanced conceptual modeling methods to unravel the impact of land, soil and water managem
the complex physical-ecological mechanisms that drive the generation of ES. 2) Development and
validation methods and associated uncertainty assessments on mapping methods - to what extent
used to map ES. To date, there has been little attempt to quantify the effects of using proxies on di
ecosystem services, despite the potentially large errors associated with such data sets. 3) Modelin
interactions/trade-offs between ecosystem services in the spatio-temporal domain. Characterizing
dynamics of ecosystem service providing units by hybrid modeling that combines object based ma
based mapping. 4) The use of advanced remote sensing image analysis for ES-mapping and valida
develop remote sensing-based techniques to generate input data for the spatial models on the reg
develop proxies for bundles of ES at the local scale, based on hyper spectral signatures. More info?
patrick.meire@ua.ac.be

Several research projects are available, all based on the state-of-the-art atomistic simulations usin
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techn
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
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their propert
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic mol
transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within thi
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplic
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and indiv
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a differen
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 puzz
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventi
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for belo
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material,
model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the supercondu
in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simul
comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pai
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very diffe
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destr
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field th
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are mul
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are com
an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and s
order, two antagonistic phenomena in solid-state physics. As such, these materials are of great fun
but also practical importance due to their ever-present internal magnetic field, which interacts non
applied field.
4) Non-centrosymmetric superconductors, e.g. cesium-based ones, where the inversion symmetry
lattice is broken. Hence internal electric field is present, which strongly affects the dynamic proper
e.g. when subjected to an applied current.
More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More in
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More i
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be

From the genome data of many organisms, it has become clear that globin-folded proteins occur in
all kingdoms of life and that they display a wide diversity in function. Phylogenetic research has sh
modern globins have evolved from an ancestral globin molecule long before the presence of O2 in
The primary function of globins was therefore not O2-transport and storage as known for hemo- an
Globin functions are mainly determined by the reactivity of the heme-iron atom and are as diverse
an involvement in redox reactions, respectively to warn the cell for the presence of O2 and to use o
oxidative molecules such as H2O2. Extensive in silico search of the genome of Caenorhabditis eleg
presence of 33 genes coding for globins that are all transcribed. Preliminary characterizations of G
GLB-33 reveal a possible redox function for these globins. To further elucidate this hypothesis the a
globins will be immobilized in gelatin matrices and in nanoporous silica and titania materials and th
electrochemical respons will be measured.For these means, the PhD student will first have to produ
recombinant globins in E. coli. As expression vectors pET (T7 promotor) or pBAD vectors (arabinose
without a His-tag will be used. To study structure-function relationships and to facilitate better inco
immobilization in the matrix, the student will design and express mutants (Quick Change Mutagen
Stratagene). The expressed wild type and mutant proteins will be purified from an E. coli lysate us
techniques. The structural characterization of the active heme centre in the globins will be done us
techniques. Furthermore, the functional characterization will be assessed by ligand binding kinetic
electrochemistry. The PhD student will work in close collaboration with other research groups at the
sylvia.dewilde@ua.ac.be

Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However,
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequen
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which ma
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

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

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearan
in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sed
These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical var
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical
using models that are available in the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions betwe
growth, flow hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and geomorphological changes.

This project will result in recommendations on protection of tidal marshes against global change. M
stijn.temmerman@ua.ac.be

Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However,
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequen
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which ma
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

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

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearan
in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sed
These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical var
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical
using models that are available in the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions betwe
growth, flow hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and geomorphological changes.

This project will result in recommendations on protection of tidal marshes against global change. M
stijn.temmerman@ua.ac.be

Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However,
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequen
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which ma
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

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

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearan
in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sed
These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical var
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical
using models that are available in the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions betwe
growth, flow hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and geomorphological changes.

This project will result in recommendations on protection of tidal marshes against global change. M
stijn.temmerman@ua.ac.be

Tidal marshes are valuable ecosystems that occur along sheltered coasts and estuaries. However,
globally under pressure by global changes, such as sea level rise, increasing intensity and frequen
and increasing human disturbances of sediment supply to tidal marshes. As a result, tidal marshes
increasingly flooded, which causes stress to the vegetation growing in tidal marshes and which ma
and permanent loss of tidal marsh ecosystems.

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

In this project we want to identify the critical thresholds that determine the survival or disappearan
in response to global changes, including sea level rise, increasing storm activity, and changing sed
These thresholds involve both biotic variables (like vegetation characteristics) and geophysical var
hydrodynamics by tides and waves, and transport of sediments). This will be studied by numerical
using models that are available in the hosting research group, that simulate the interactions betwe
growth, flow hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and geomorphological changes.

This project will result in recommendations on protection of tidal marshes against global change. M
stijn.temmerman@ua.ac.be

We investigate the determinants of the financial structure of new firms for a large European sampl
large literature on the financing decisions of firms, very few studies have considered the financing
(exceptions are Cassar, Journal of Business Venturing, 2004; Nofsinger and Wang, Journal of Bankin
2011; Robb and Robinson, Review of Financial Studies, 2012). This is surprising, since the financing
one of the most fundamental questions of enterprise research. Financing decisions have been show
important implications for the operations and performance of firms, their growth potential and thei

We investigate the determinants of the choice between debt and equity; the choice between differ
(public versus private; long-term versus short-term); the choice between formal and informal finan
We investigate how firm characteristics affect financing choices; the role of the institutional environ
degree of financial development of the country in which firms operate; how the Global Financial Cr
the financing of new firms. We also consider the evolution of the financial structure of firms during
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 a
problems can be addressed. More info: marc.deloof@ua.ac.be

Most developed countries, but also most developing countries have created semi-autonomous age
bodies within their public sector, as a response to the New Public Management doctrine, pressure b
organisations (IMF, World Bank), or the need for credibility in regulatory governance. Examples of s
independent market regulators (in energy or telecom for example) or public service delivery agenc
management agencies within the public sector. The underlying claim is that the extended autonom
will enhance their performance in performing their task, because they act more flexible, more resu
innovative and more credible. However, research in Western democracies show clearly that such im
performance of such agencies is dependent upon how these agencies are governed by the governm
of performance contracts), and upon several organizational features (like leadership, capacity). The
research on how the governance and hence the performance of such agencies evolved within the p
developing countries, transitional states or catching-up economies, where the public administratio
Weberian legacy and is under intense political control.
By a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis and by comparing data with an existing d
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 o
conducting a survey (similar to the internationally replicated COBRA survey) and a number of in-de
(2) to analyse the relation between the autonomy and governance of agencies on the one hand an
of the agencies on the other hand in the country at hand,
(3) to make comparative studies with the other countries in the database in order to detect the infl
specific conditions of the country under study (such as the politico-administrative regime), compar
countries in the database. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

For the implementation of policies, governments are increasingly dependent on a vast array of pub
various departments, autonomous agencies, lower governmental levels, which do not always coop
central question for most governments is how to coordinate all these actors in order to yield an effi
achievement of the set policy goals. This problem is even more pronounced in the case of cross-cu
challenges and crises, which go beyond the boundaries of single organisations, governmental leve
departments. Most governments are increasingly confronted with so-called wicked issues and cris
internal security, climate change, integration of minorities, youth unemployment, coordination of d
which call for a joint well-coordinated policy response from several departments and agencies. Wic
crises cut across functional lines, organizational boundaries and boundaries between policy areas a
collaboration of multiple public organizations. Also in order to deliver public services, different pub
have to collaborate.
This project studies how governments in developing countries, transitional countries and catchingto coordinate policy making and implementation in order to deal with cross-cutting issues, what str
foster collaboration between public actors and how these strategies can be explained and with wh
researcher will have access to international comparable data from other countries as well as to inte
of researchers studying similar aspects. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, essential public
like the provision of energy or drink water, have been liberalized and privatized. Several issues are
respect. Governments do not always have the capacity or incentives to device effective regulatory
regulators which can control the behavior of these private companies. Moreover, due to globalizati
private companies provide on an international scale, and exert pressure to minimize regulation and
activities. This research aims to study in the countries under review to what extent there is effectiv
privatization of essential public services, to what extent and how the government regulates and co
companies (or the other way around) and what the impact is upon service availability and access f
project compares these practices in different countries and aims to explain country differences and
differences. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, there is a stron
over bureaucracy and over the public sector. The instruments of political control can be multiple: p
appointments of top civil servants, intensive interaction and interference in operational business, f
restructuring, and other ways of control. However, administrative reforms and new control instrum
performance management and contracting, more managerial flexibility, modern management tech
impact upon this relationship between politicians and civil servants. This project aims to compare b
governments the impact of administrative reforms and new control practices on the politico-admin
between different administrations and to explain similarities and differences.More info? koen.verho

Public private partnerships (PPP) are widely used in developing and transitional countries, as well a
economies to build public infrastructures or to deliver public services in areas like transport, hospit
sewage and so on. In such long term PPPs the private sector is involved in financing and take on ris
performance. The governance by the public authorities of such PPPs should ensure that these PPP
money. Therefore the public authorities need good procurement procedures and skills, decision ma
controlling capacities and instruments, and good governance structures, as well as sound PPP polic
regulations and supporting institutions. However, these conditions are not always present. In most
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 countri
economies (in the region to which the country of the researcher belongs), in order to analyse (1) th
authorities govern the PPPs and (2) to explain the effect on the performance of PPPs, and (3) to ass
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
international research collaboration on PPPs in transport and other infrastructures in 23 countries (
P3T3). By this comparison, the researcher can assess the influence of the specific conditions of the
studies. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

The citizen expects the law to be clear and certain. The law aims to offer legal certainty. Neither of
always reached in practice, especially when individuals cross international borders. This research p
critically - and in the light of the principle of legal certainty - the system of Private International Law
connecting factors (attributing each legal fact to the appropriate system). Legal certainty is indeed
foundations of PIL, created among others to ensure continuity of legal relationships when individua
international borders. Legal certainty is in this research project approached from two perspectives:
legislator, aiming to create clear rules that can always be applied in the same way, irrespective of
the rule is (abstract legal certainty) and 2) from the perspective of the individual, the user of the la
know and understand the law in order to organise his/her life in accordance with the law (concrete
The researcher will investigate case law and the experiences of individuals (through semi-structure
order to determine what parties expect the law to be and how often their legal situations are uncer
biggest problems, and a clear indication of legal uncertainty, is limping legal relations (for instance
considered married according to the law of one country, but considered unmarried according to the
country). Examples abound in the case law and will also emerge through interviews. The researche
these incidences and seek possible solutions. Next, the exceptions to the PIL method, such as publ
submitted to the same scrutiny: does the use of this exception in practice lead to more or less lega
the EU harmonises rules, are these rules conducive to legal certainty? Through comparative resear
interviews, the best way to guarantee legal certainty will be sought. Where the current rules (on na
prove to be insufficient to guarantee legal certainty, the aim of the research is to search for better
info? thalia.kruger@ua.ac.be

In the Theory of Justice, Rawls identified the basic structure as the site for social justice because it
cooperation for mutual advantage with pervasive impacts on peoples life chances backed by legal
leaves open whether the three criteria must cumulatively or separately be present and whether th
existence or feasibility conditions. Scholars have relied on all three criteria to argue that the intern
is not a site of egalitarian social justice. Nagel denies this because it does not coerce subjects in th
position ignores that coercion can take many forms and lets brute coercion without appeal to the c
escape the demands of social justice. Buchan argues the international order is a site of justice beca
pervasive impacts but fails to explain why impacts give rise to egalitarian distributive rather than c
For James, the international economic order is a site of justice because it is rule-regulated coopera
advantage. His position is overbroad because it captures also voluntary transactions and too dema
requirement of mutual advantageousness. Amongst other criteria, involuntariness of membership
as the WTO makes them a site for egalitarian justice in the view of Moellendorf. This criterion also
fulfilled by participation in the market, understood here as a legally created space, not commonly t
subject to egalitarian distributive justice. It is also unclear whether membership in international ec
is indeed involuntary from people from all countries. Plausible reasons for why the international ec
is not a site of egalitarian distributive justice are still missing and this project seeks to close the ga
fresh look at these theories, establishing counterfactually for each what would be required to turn
international economic order into a site of social justice and by drawing on a solid legal doctrinal a
understanding of international economic law. More info? alexia.herwig@ua.ac.be

In the Theory of Justice, Rawls identified the basic structure as the site for social justice because it
cooperation for mutual advantage with pervasive impacts on peoples life chances backed by legal
leaves open whether the three criteria must cumulatively or separately be present and whether th
existence or feasibility conditions. Scholars have relied on all three criteria to argue that the intern
is not a site of egalitarian social justice. Nagel denies this because it does not coerce subjects in th
position ignores that coercion can take many forms and lets brute coercion without appeal to the c
escape the demands of social justice. Buchan argues the international order is a site of justice beca
pervasive impacts but fails to explain why impacts give rise to egalitarian distributive rather than c
For James, the international economic order is a site of justice because it is rule-regulated coopera
advantage. His position is overbroad because it captures also voluntary transactions and too dema
requirement of mutual advantageousness. Amongst other criteria, involuntariness of membership
as the WTO makes them a site for egalitarian justice in the view of Moellendorf. This criterion also
fulfilled by participation in the market, understood here as a legally created space, not commonly t
subject to egalitarian distributive justice. It is also unclear whether membership in international ec
is indeed involuntary from people from all countries. Plausible reasons for why the international ec
is not a site of egalitarian distributive justice are still missing and this project seeks to close the ga
fresh look at these theories, establishing counterfactually for each what would be required to turn
international economic order into a site of social justice and by drawing on a solid legal doctrinal a
understanding of international economic law. More info? alexia.herwig@ua.ac.be

The complexity of the current post-industrial society is reflected in its increasing vulnerability to na
man-made threats as well as the related need to cope with them in advance. In order to enhance l
preserve the regular functioning of legal orders, the search for safety and security is based on the
risks as such cannot be eliminated and vulnerability can only be mitigated with the aim of reducing
uncertainty to an acceptable level in everyday activities.
To this end, legal orders attempt to introduce suitable legal instruments to assess and manage ex a
potentially catastrophic impact, before recovering ex post from their possible occurrence (through
regulation) and besides the allocation of liabilities in the case of failure of preventive measures (th
of tort law). This way, legal orders aim to avoid both possible economic losses and injuries and boo
to undesired events. Basically two kinds of legal instruments have been developed, namely admin
private means, which constantly interact both in the rule-making and in the stage of enforcement
measures. These different approaches give rise to different regulatory methodologies which swing
traditional command-and-control administration and self (private) regulation, passing through the
contractual models (public and private partnerships).
In order to assess how these currently cope with vulnerability issues, the present research project a
legal study on these regulatory instruments in a comparative way between levels of government, j
risks. More info? alexia.herwig@ua.ac.be

The aim of the research project is to develop a legally coherent and normatively convincing applica
disciplines to informational labels. It will analyze and under which conditions consumer information
regarded as inconsistent with WTO law obligations of national treatment and of avoiding unnecess
trade. These questions are raised by the 2012 US-Tuna dispute settlement report concerning a US t
laying down fishing technique requirements which had to be complied with to label tuna as dolphin
market. The report concluded that Mexican tuna was treated less favorably in respect of the award
dolphin safety label and that the technical regulation was not more trade restrictive than necessar
more permissive label. The report raises conceptual and legal problems the research project analyz
WTO law is to remove governmental barriers to enable more efficient consumer choices. Economic
that more information enables more efficient choices. Normative political theory establishes that d
questions of the good (such as non-human health related environmental protection) are for individ
Based on literature in economics and political theory, the research will develop a theory of optimal
provision to guide the application of WTO law. The research will also analyze the consistency of the
and the TBT standard for national treatment with the standard under GATT, Article III:4 and dispute
pertinent for informational labels. The Korea-Beef report suggests that incidental effects on consum
regulations are consistent with the national treatment obligation while EC-Asbestos could be read a
serious effects on consumer tastes will be inconsistent with this obligation. In the light of internatio
responsibility, the project will analyze whether or not a WTO member can be responsible for a viola
trade-restrictive effects arise primarily from consumer choices. More info? alexia.herwig@ua.ac.be

The importance of graphene was recently highlighted by awarding the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010
Novoselov for their ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphen
made of graphene layers that are hold together through van der Waals forces. Graphene is an atom
atoms densely packed into a benzene-ring structure. Despite being only one atom thick and unpro
immediate environment, such layers are continuous on a macroscopic scale, are unexpectably stab
conditions and exhibit remarkable high crystal quality.
Graphene can be used as a template to increase its functionality by bonding other atoms and or m
functionalization will modify e.g. the electronic band structure, the charge density and its mechani
Within this project density functional theory will be used to investigate different functionalizations
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 st
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 phas
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in natur
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investi
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel cr
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studie
More info? francois.peeters@ua.ac.be

The nucleophilic 1,2-addition to imines is an important and established reaction in organic synthes
new C-C bonds and stereogenic centers are formed. Allylic amines, propargylic amines and homoa
fundamental building blocks in organic chemistry and their synthesis is an important industrial and
Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the high
terminal acetylenic C-H bond to form the metal acetylide by reaction with strong bases. Similarly, a
add to imines and provide an entry to homoallylic amines. The strongly basic reagents employed in
incompatible with sensitive substrates like imines and for sure cannot be combined with halogenat
view, the use of organoboron compounds gains more and more interest in organic synthesis becau
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 re
amines are new compounds which have been only rarely investigated. Therefore a second part of t
focus on the use of such highly functionalized amines in organic synthesis. This way, new method
available for the synthesis of Maillard aroma compounds, natural products analogues and a wide v
functionalized aza-heterocyclic compounds.
The applicant should possess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands
synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine characterization methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV

In the framework of a screening program for novel bioactive compounds a series of novel quinoid c
been synthesized and evaluated for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (potential anti-TBC
resulted in the identification of several highly promising bacteriodical 2-azaanthraquinones. As a r
compounds was selected for further specific research towards their toxicology, new syntheses and
functionalization with respect to the development of new antimycobacterial drugs. Besides to TBC
becoming increasingly important since the emergence of resistance of the malarial protozoan bloo
Plasmodium falciparum to available drugs like the well known chloroquine. Several, previously by
benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione derivatives were also found very active against Plasmodium falcip
micromolar region, but also suffered from a strong cytotoxicity.
Therefore, several strategies for the preparation of 2-azaanthraquinones will be investigated. A firs
the direct functionalisation of the parent benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione. Among them the radical
heterocyclic moiety, direct arylations of the peri-carbonyl atoms and the further elaboration of the
azaanthraquinones N-oxide will be looked at. In a second approach several ring-building protocols
in order to prepare more elusively substituted benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-diones.
The applicant should possess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands
synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine characterization methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV

Remarks

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

Childrens rights based approaches to development, as part of a broader movement, have been int
recent development programming and practice by international organizations, donor countries and
organisations. Assessments of achievements and success have shown mixed results, to the extent
be measured and demonstrated. The study of often implicit theories of change that inform child
approaches to development may provide new insights in why and when childrens rights based app
development work or not. This project seeks to render these theories of change explicit, and to exa
contribute to more succesful childrens 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,
non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, humanitarian aid agencies, human rig
so on, the net has been cast much wider. The current legal framework of human rights responsibili
than 60 years ago cannot live up to the challenges of our globalised world. There is a pressing ne
reconceptualise international human rights law, in order to ensure that it can act effectively as a co
of power and failures by a variety of actors that exercise power. One way of doing that is by applyi
obligations extraterritorially to foreign states, and by establishing human rights accountability of n
particular in the area of economic, social and cultural rights. This project seeks to deepen the unde
human rights obligations of foreign states, and to bring together sub-fields of human rights study,
rights obligations of transnational corporations, international organisations and foreign states, with
on questions of attribution and distribution of human rights responsibility to different actors. More
wouter.vandenhole@ua.ac.be

Politics and language are so much connected with each other, that language used in the public sph
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 ad
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
political factors while diving into the underlying psychological grounds that drive societies in transi
are and where they will go.
The project takes the point of view of political psychology in which humans rather than institutions
factors when studying political developments. This view is based upon an interdisciplinary approac
The empirical part of the project has as a purpose of testing the political semantic theory for parti
countries. What does the public speech in this country or area tells us about democracy and leade
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 usin
dynamics with ReaxFF interatomic potentials for structure optimization, different multi-scale techn
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
example, insulin molecules decorated by gold, silver, or magnetic nanoparticles), and their propert
with potential applications in nanotechnology and medicine.
2) Acceptor/donor organic mixtures for solar-cell technology, where structure of mixed organic mol
transport of excitons after solar excitation, and the efficiency of the device. Furthermore, within thi
contact with metallic and transparent-oxide leads has to be optimized for best transport properties
wide selection of involved materials.
3) Single-molecule based solar cells, where efficiency is sacrificed compared to item 2) but simplic
is gained. Currently 5 candidate-molecules exist for these cells, but their stacking in bulk and indiv
joint electronic properties remain unexplored.
4) Molecular magnets, where influence of injected electronic current, or hybridization by a differen
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 puzz
Recent years have witnessed discovery of new superconducting materials, often called unconventi
description does not fall in the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) regime. As a common line for belo
search for a suitable phenomenological theoretical model for the given superconducting material,
model in a numerical simulation able to reveal the full electromagnetic behavior of the supercondu
in response to applied magnetic field, electric current, or varied temperature. As such, these simul
comparison, but also insight beyond available experimental techniques.
The studied materials include:
1) Multiband superconductors, mainly borides, vanadium-silicon, chalcogenides. There, Cooper-pai
results in multiple coexisting and coupled superconducting condensates, with potentially very diffe
properties. Here we will study the cases in which multiple condensates work cooperatively or destr
respect to basic superconducting phenomena, e.g. critical properties (maximal current and field th
sustain), and vortex matter.
2) Iron-based materials, particularly pnictides, tellurides and selenides, many out of which are mul
more complex pairing symmetries involved, plus possibly magnetic order. These materials are com
an exploration avenue towards understanding the enigma of high-temperature superconductivity.
3) Ferromagnetic superconductors, for example ruthanates, which harbor both ferromagnetic and s
order, two antagonistic phenomena in solid-state physics. As such, these materials are of great fun
but also practical importance due to their ever-present internal magnetic field, which interacts non
applied field.
4) Non-centrosymmetric superconductors, e.g. cesium-based ones, where the inversion symmetry
lattice is broken. Hence internal electric field is present, which strongly affects the dynamic proper
e.g. when subjected to an applied current. More info? milorad.milosevic@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More in
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be

The European Union is by far the most developed regional integration project. However, states in o
have increasingly engaged in regional integration as well, triggering a growing academic interest in
regional integration projects.
The research group ACIM focuses on several aspects of multilevel political settings, with a focus on
politics of multi-level government, the politics of interest representation, and regulatory and judicia
www.ua.ac.be/acim for details of the research agenda and ongoing projects. We welcome applicati
doc level within these research lines. Scholars from other regions and continents may embed relev
resorting under the above mentioned research lines in a regional comparative perspective. More i
peter.bursens@ua.ac.be

For the implementation of policies, governments are increasingly dependent on a vast array of pub
various departments, autonomous agencies, lower governmental levels, which do not always coop
central question for most governments is how to coordinate all these actors in order to yield an effi
achievement of the set policy goals. This problem is even more pronounced in the case of cross-cu
challenges and crises, which go beyond the boundaries of single organisations, governmental leve
departments. Most governments are increasingly confronted with so-called wicked issues and cris
internal security, climate change, integration of minorities, youth unemployment, coordination of d
which call for a joint well-coordinated policy response from several departments and agencies. Wic
crises cut across functional lines, organizational boundaries and boundaries between policy areas a
collaboration of multiple public organizations. Also in order to deliver public services, different pub
have to collaborate.
This project studies how governments in developing countries, transitional countries and catchingto coordinate policy making and implementation in order to deal with cross-cutting issues, what str
foster collaboration between public actors and how these strategies can be explained and with wh
researcher will have access to international comparable data from other countries as well as to inte
of researchers studying similar aspects. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, essential public
like the provision of energy or drink water, have been liberalized and privatized. Several issues are
respect. Governments do not always have the capacity or incentives to device effective regulatory
regulators which can control the behavior of these private companies. Moreover, due to globalizati
private companies provide on an international scale, and exert pressure to minimize regulation and
activities. This research aims to study in the countries under review to what extent there is effectiv
privatization of essential public services, to what extent and how the government regulates and co
companies (or the other way around) and what the impact is upon service availability and access f
project compares these practices in different countries and aims to explain country differences and
differences. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

In a lot of developing countries, transitional countries and catching-up economies, there is a stron
over bureaucracy and over the public sector. The instruments of political control can be multiple: p
appointments of top civil servants, intensive interaction and interference in operational business, f
restructuring, and other ways of control. However, administrative reforms and new control instrum
performance management and contracting, more managerial flexibility, modern management tech
impact upon this relationship between politicians and civil servants. This project aims to compare b
governments the impact of administrative reforms and new control practices on the politico-admin
between different administrations and to explain similarities and differences. More info? koen.verh

Public private partnerships (PPP) are widely used in developing and transitional countries, as well a
economies to build public infrastructures or to deliver public services in areas like transport, hospit
sewage and so on. In such long term PPPs the private sector is involved in financing and take on ris
performance. The governance by the public authorities of such PPPs should ensure that these PPP
money. Therefore the public authorities need good procurement procedures and skills, decision ma
controlling capacities and instruments, and good governance structures, as well as sound PPP polic
regulations and supporting institutions. However, these conditions are not always present. In most
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 countri
economies (in the region to which the country of the researcher belongs), in order to analyse (1) th
authorities govern the PPPs and (2) to explain the effect on the performance of PPPs, and (3) to ass
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
international research collaboration on PPPs in transport and other infrastructures in 23 countries (
P3T3). By this comparison, the researcher can assess the influence of the specific conditions of the
studies. More info? koen.verhoest@ua.ac.be

The importance of graphene was recently highlighted by awarding the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010
Novoselov for their ground-breaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphen
made of graphene layers that are hold together through van der Waals forces. Graphene is an atom
atoms densely packed into a benzene-ring structure. Despite being only one atom thick and unpro
immediate environment, such layers are continuous on a macroscopic scale, are unexpectably stab
conditions and exhibit remarkable high crystal quality.
Graphene can be used as a template to increase its functionality by bonding other atoms and or m
functionalization will modify e.g. the electronic band structure, the charge density and its mechani
Within this project density functional theory will be used to investigate different functionalizations
electronic band structure, the phonon spectrum and the mechanical properties will be investigated
francois.peeters@ua.ac.be

Polyfunctionalized pyridazines are of considerable importance due to their application as drugs, pe


advanced materials. The number of synthetic methods hitherto available to functionalize the 1,2-d
rather limited due to the high pi-deficient character of the heterocycle. A very attractive approach
of metalated 1,2-diazines which upon quenching with electrophiles allow the direct introduction of
variety of functional groups. Variations of these methods comprise transition-metal catalysis in the
of metalated 1,2-diazines and electrophiles as well as transmetalation of initially formed metalated
Within this project, various methods, including halogen-metal exchange and direct metalation follo
with electrophiles, for the functionalization of the pyridazin-3(2H)-one core will be studied. The targ
biologically relevant compounds (e.g., they are expected to possess inhibitory activity towards spe
key intermediates towards such biologically relevant compounds. Evaluation of their biological acti
foreseen.
Successful applicant should possess PhD or equivalent degree in ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Solid theore
and excellent hands-on skills in organic synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine cha
methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV, TLC, etc) are essential. Experience in heterocyclic chemistry, metal-cat
coupling reactions, and organometallic chemistry would be an additional advantage. More info? be

Assembly of small building blocks such as atoms, molecules and nanoparticles into macroscopic st
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 phas
used to artificially build new ordered phases and novel crystal phases that are not present in natur
Within this project Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations will be used in order to investi
regimes of self-assembly, in order to optimize the formation of highly ordered clusters and novel cr
If time allows, the melting of such ordered phases and there dynamical behavior will also be studie
More info? francois.peeters@ua.ac.be

The nucleophilic 1,2-addition to imines is an important and established reaction in organic synthes
new C-C bonds and stereogenic centers are formed. Allylic amines, propargylic amines and homoa
fundamental building blocks in organic chemistry and their synthesis is an important industrial and
Classical methodologies for the preparation of propargylic amines have usually exploited the high
terminal acetylenic C-H bond to form the metal acetylide by reaction with strong bases. Similarly, a
add to imines and provide an entry to homoallylic amines. The strongly basic reagents employed in
incompatible with sensitive substrates like imines and for sure cannot be combined with halogenat
view, the use of organoboron compounds gains more and more interest in organic synthesis becau
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 re
amines are new compounds which have been only rarely investigated. Therefore a second part of t
focus on the use of such highly functionalized amines in organic synthesis. This way, new method
available for the synthesis of Maillard aroma compounds, natural products analogues and a wide v
functionalized aza-heterocyclic compounds.
The applicant should possess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands
synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine characterization methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV

In the framework of a screening program for novel bioactive compounds a series of novel quinoid c
been synthesized and evaluated for activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (potential anti-TBC
resulted in the identification of several highly promising bacteriodical 2-azaanthraquinones. As a r
compounds was selected for further specific research towards their toxicology, new syntheses and
functionalization with respect to the development of new antimycobacterial drugs. Besides to TBC
becoming increasingly important since the emergence of resistance of the malarial protozoan bloo
Plasmodium falciparum to available drugs like the well known chloroquine. Several, previously by
benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione derivatives were also found very active against Plasmodium falcip
micromolar region, but also suffered from a strong cytotoxicity.
Therefore, several strategies for the preparation of 2-azaanthraquinones will be investigated. A firs
the direct functionalisation of the parent benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-dione. Among them the radical
heterocyclic moiety, direct arylations of the peri-carbonyl atoms and the further elaboration of the
azaanthraquinones N-oxide will be looked at. In a second approach several ring-building protocols
in order to prepare more elusively substituted benzo[g]isoquinoline-5,10-diones.
The applicant should possess a solid theoretical background in Organic Chemistry, excellent hands
synthesis, and excellent practical knowledge of routine characterization methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV

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