The University of Antwerp is a medium size university active in most of the E.U. educational and research programmes and involved in various international networks. The Physics Department is known for its strong research. It organizes the studies of bachelor and of master in physics and has more than 50 doctoral students. It is very active in the renewal of physics teaching, especially in the teaching of experimental skills.The university also houses a well-functioning centre of in-service training for teachers.