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Welcome to the website of the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp.

The section Organization presents our mission and functioning. UCSIA complements the main tasks of the University of Antwerp (research, education and service to science and society). Our approach is multidisciplinary, which asks for an intense cooperation with other national and international academic centres. The ignatian and jesuit nature are two other essential ingredients of our mission and activity.

The section Projects describes all future activities, primarily those relevant to academics and university and college students, besides activities for a broader, interested audience. Here you will also find the Archive with information on past projects.

A quick overview of other valuable information: a list of our Publications, our Newsletter, Contact information of our team and Links to partner organizations. We encourage academics to share their research findings with the international academic community and post a Discussion paper.

Upcoming lectures shows public lectures in the near future.

In memoriam: Sadiq Jalal al-Azm

Sadiq Jalal al-Azm (1934) passed away on 11 December 2016. The University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp honors the life and contribution of this outstanding philosopher and citizen of the world.

Rational argument underpinned by high-quality scholarship lies at the root of accurate insight into complex political and societal issues that have deep historic roots. As an interdisciplinary scholarly forum, UCSIA endeavours to weave fine threads of better understanding and dialogue among scholars, professionals and citizens – which may in turn ultimately help to overcome prejudices, launch debates and reach solutions.

As the first scholar to hold the UCSIA Teaching Chair position at the University of Antwerp, Sadiq al-Azm helped UCSIA to actualize this important mission during its earliest years in 2004. He earned our everlasting respect for his impressive intellectual contribution, humane approach and warm companionship.