UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP SPORTS OFFICE
University of Antwerp Sport
Campus Middelheim, Building B
Middelheimlaan 1, B-2020 Antwerp
Contact by phone on +32 (0)3 265 37 51
Monday and Wednesday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
STAFF SPORTS OFFICE
The Sports Office aims to ensure an optimal sports program for all students, staff members and alumni of the University of Antwerp and the AP University College.
Director of Sports
Nils Van de Velden
Sports staff member University of Antwerp – High Level Sport, SSV, BUSF and International
Sports staff member University of Antwerp – Communication, Finances and Coördinator Sport Center UA City Campus
Cultural staff member University of Antwerp – Culture MOVE
Sports staff member Association University and Colleges Antwerp – Policies, Communication & Finances
Sports staff member Association University and Colleges Antwerp – Customer service, Website & Events
Sports staff member Association University and Colleges Antwerp – Competitive & Recreational Sports Program & Events
SPORT UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
SPORT UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
Sport at the University of Antwerp is organized by the Sports Office in co-operation with the Sports Council, Students Sports Union and Panathlon Antwerp.
SPORTS OFFICE UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
The University of Antwerp Sports Office organises the operational implementation of the university sport program.
The Sports Council is the governing body for the long term strategic planning of the University of Antwerp Sports Office and is composed of Prof. Dr. Francis baron Van Loon (President), Rector Herman Van Goethem, Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, Dr. Koenraad Keignaert and Dhr. Peter Verboven.
STUDENTS SPORTS UNION
The Students Sports Union assists the Sports Office with the operational implementation of the sports program. You find more information about the Students Sports Union on their website (in Dutch).
The Panahlon Club of the University of Antwerp aims to implement the Panathlon values of fair play and ethics within student sport during a number of annual meetings. Panathlon Antwerp also ensures the network of the university within national and international sports federations.
SPORT ANTWERP UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION
SPORT AT THE ASSOCIATION
The University of Antwerp is a member of the Antwerp University Association. The complete sports program of the Antwerp University Association is part of the MOVE program. The members of the Association have regular meetings about the sports program of the Association.
FLEMISH AND BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
STUDENT SPORT FLANDERS
The University of Antwerp and the Antwerp University Association are active members of Student Sport Flanders which organizes championships for higher education students. We participate with University of Antwerp and Antwerp University Association teams in different Flemish student championships.
BELGIAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS FEDERATION (BUSF)
The Belgian University Sports Federation (BUSF) coordinates the national student championships and promotes the participation of students in international competitions, organized under the auspice of FISU and EUSA.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPORT
The University of Antwerp Sports Office is an active member of multiple network and competition platforms.
YOUNG EUROPEAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES NETWORK (YERUN)
The University of Antwerp is part of the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN). The goal is to have a vote at the European and international forums. The network is committed to close cooperation in the areas of teaching, research and innovation. The University of Antwerp participates yearly in the Yerun Sport Days and in the Yerun partner Rome Tor Vergata Games.
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF ACADEMIC SPORT SERVICES (ENAS)
The University of Antwerp is an active member of ENAS, the university attends the ENAS Conference each year and organized the ENAS Conference in 2011. More information on www.enas-sport.net.
The PCU Committee is the university sport oriented platform of Panathlon International, the global leader in sport ethics and IOC recognized since 1982. The PCU Committee organizes and endorses university sport events with the focus on fair play and ethics in student sport. Sport, Fair Play and international interaction are considered within the Antwerp University Association as highly important for the educational development of students. Also the universal Panathlon values and the recognition of the association by the International Olympic Committee are considered as complementary with the mission of the Antwerp University Association. As a result the Antwerp University hosts and co-organizes many PCU Committee events. Go to the website of the PCU Committee for more information.
The European University Sports Association (EUSA) organizes interuniversity championships on a European level. The University of Antwerp participates in these championships when possible. In 2007 the university co-hosted the European Universities Bridge Cup.
The Universiade (Olympic Games for students) and the World University Championships (WUC) are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Elite Athletes of the University of Antwerp compete on a regular basis in these Universiades and Championships. The University of Antwerp hosted the WUC Cycling in 1978, WUC Cross-Country in 1984, WUC Chess in 1992, WUC Cycling in 2006 and will host the WUC Mind Sports in 2022.