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- Aug 16
Introduction: Jan Wynen, Wouter Van Dooren, Jan Mattijs and Carl Deschamps investigated the optimal rate of turnover for organizational performance and the role for process conformance. The article 'Linking turnover to organizational performance: the role of process conformance' is published Open Access.
Life Sciences - Aug 14

( 14-08-2018 ) Ironically, most of a tree's biomass is actually not alive. It is formed by persistent cell corpses collectively called wood.

Psychology - Aug 6

A group of researchers found that our learning capabilities are limited during slow wave sleep. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG), they showed that while our brain is still able to perceive sounds during sleep, it is unable to group these sounds according to their organisation in a sequence.


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Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 10.08.2018

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 03.08.2018

Environment - 27.07.2018
"Small lizards more likely to survive hurricanes"
Introduction: Anthony Herrel (UAntwerp) studied a population of lizards before and after the passage of two hurricanes.

- 16.07.2018
Ria Janvier (UAntwerp) comments on buying off years of study
Inleiding: The pension reforms of minister Daniel Bacquelaine (MR) didn't result in a wave of people buying off years of study.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 05.07.2018

Social Sciences - Law / Forensics - 05.07.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.07.2018
Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement
Million-year old soils prove their impact on a successful climate agreement To drive back global warming to below 2°C, carbon storage in soils plays an important part, since soils can store a notable share of the human CO 2 emissions.

Environment - 02.07.2018
New model of storm surge mitigation by coastal wetlands in 11 major river deltas
Introduction: A study by Rebecca Van Coppenolle shows that, among others, the Niger and Mississippi delta benefit strongly from 'nature-based' protection of land and people. Low-lying river deltas worldwide are vulnerable to coastal flooding, and the risk is growing as coastal population density and projected storm surge intensity increase.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.07.2018
Global Change Ecology Centre welcomes 4 new FWO-fellows
Introduction: Last week it was announced which new fellows will initiate a FWO-funded PhD or postdoc in the next year.

Careers / Employment - Environment - 02.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 25.06.2018
T-cell leukaemia: cancer cells take advantage of ’survival protein’
Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein.

Life Sciences - 12.06.2018
How to slow down Ebola: virologists use genetic trees to evaluate intervention strategies
The phylogenetic tree of the Ebola epidemic of 2013-2016 doesn't just tell us how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down the spreading of the virus. Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 11.06.2018
Personalities of men and women in leadership roles barely differ
Introduction: UAntwerp and Hudson researched the personality profiles of more than 500 leaders. The idea that women in leadership roles are fundamentally different to their male colleagues is widespread.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.06.2018
GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics
Introduction: New reimbursement rules make GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics. UAntwerp's iCAREdata project shows immediate impact of stricter conditions.

Mathematics - 07.06.2018
Cohabitees more likely to separate
Introduction: UAntwerp scientists carried out in-depth study of 'invisible wave of separations' and conclude: couples who do not marry tend to split up much more quickly.

Environment - Transport - 06.06.2018
Ghent University reduces number of air flights University takes first steps in a sustainable travel policy
The university has previously taken measures to reduce its ecological footprint, such as energy reduction procedures in the buildings.

Innovation / Technology - 06.06.2018

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 06.06.2018

Continuing Education - Environment - 01.06.2018

Innovation / Technology - 30.05.2018

Chemistry - Electroengineering - 30.05.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 28.05.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.05.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 25.05.2018

Social Sciences - Administration - 15.05.2018

Literature / Linguistics - 15.05.2018

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.05.2018

Law / Forensics - 04.05.2018