UAntwerpen is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. It develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility. The University of Antwerp espouses active pluralism. In that spirit, it stimulates critical research and teaching, reflection and debate on scientific, social, philosophical and ethical questions.