AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp
As a University of Applied Sciences and Arts, AP is more than just a higher education institution. AP is a learning city, an enricher of talent, an amplifier of commitment and a deepener of the students’ world view. With enthusiastic teachers, progressive content, direct honest orientation and maximum interaction with expertise, AP ensures that every student can fully develop his or her potential.
AP has several campuses in the heart of the city.
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Bachelor programme of nutrition and dietetics
You are trained to become nutritionist-dieticians, which is a paramedic profession with a protected title by Belgian law. You learn all steps in the dietetic care process. You perform nutritional or dietary assessments and give correct nutritional advice to patients. You will also participate in the development of health promotion campaigns and can become food and quality managers in the food industry.
Discover our programme or get in contact with our international coordinator for any question you might have, or to explore options for collaboration.
The city of antwerp
With over half a million inhabitants, Antwerp is Belgium's largest city. It is located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. The name Antwerpen actually comes from the old word for "harbour", but not according to a well-known myth. The legend goes that Antwerp was terrorised by Antigoon, a giant who made passing ships pay a toll. One day, a brave little guy named Brabo fought and killed him, chopping of his hand and throwing it into the Scheldt. Throwing hands in Dutch is translated as "hand werpen", hence "Antwerpen".
Antwerp is Europe's second-largest port and has much of the zest often associated with a harbour town. The city has so many different faces that it takes a while before one gets to know it thoroughly. Locals proudly refer to their city as cosmopolitan with a village atmosphere: you can find everything here, but always within walking, or at least cycling, distance (for which the Antwerp city bikes are available).
Antwerp is the city on the Scheldt, the city on the river, facilitating encounters and exchanges between people from all over the world for several centuries. A boat trip up the Scheldt or round the harbour will leave a lasting impression of a silver river, sparkling city, huge ocean liners and gracile cranes on the horizon. An unforgettable experience!
The city and the port converge in the hip Eilandje district, an old dockside neighbourhood, where the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom - Museum at the River) stands out with its stunning architecture and museum collection.
Justifiably symbolised by the eternal diamond, the Antwerp metropolis is the world's diamond processing centre. 'Antwerp Quality' and 'Antwerp Cut' stand for finish and for beauty at its most perfect. The Provincial Diamond Museum or Diamondland is definitely worth a visit.
In the Antwerp skyline, the Cathedral of Our Lady takes pride of place. It is the highest church spire in the Low Lands and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From the 60-metre high roof top, you can admire the whole city. The cathedral houses three of Rubens' most renowned works of art, while the Rubens House harbors even more of the artistic world of the master himself. In addition to this you also can visit his tomb in the sumptuously decorated St-James' church (Sint Jacobs Kerk). The parish could certainly afford such opulence when the church was built in the area inhabited by the upper middle classes, merchants and members of the aristocracy. Rubens’ tomb lies behind the main altar in the Chapel of Our Lady.
Last but not least, Antwerp is thé capital of fashion, shopping and design. Our fashion programme is one of the most influential in its kind in the world.
But we kindly invite you to discover those exciting parts yourself!