Welcome to division Kekulé

The Kekulé cycle offers a biannual series of science and technology lectures, already nearly a forty thirty years. Topics always are highly relevant for many aspects in our society. Therefore the organizers, KVCV and the Antwerp University, invite internationally renowned speakers from academia and business. By doing this, the Kekulé́-cycle promotes insight, reflection and dialogue and creates a platform where students, academics and professionals from research, education and industry meet.

Kekulé-cyclus XX: Our World in Transition

We are proud to present the program of the Kekulé cycle XX. Indeed, the 20th edition! Once again we bring a wide variety of science and technology talks! All relevant to issues our world is facing today.


Future Sourcing of Raw Materials

Where will we find our Future Raw Materials?


October 24, 2023

Rethinking the Plastics Cycle

How to handle our precious carbon compounds?


November 7, 2023

The Quest for Energy

The Energy Transition: Consequences and Opportunities


December 5, 2023

Balancing Agriculture and Nature

How to preserve the delicate balances in our environment?

February 20, 2024

Entrepreneurship for Scientists

Do entrepreneurs make a difference?



March 12, 2024

Development of New Therapies

New therapies in the pipeline?



March 26, 2024


Jeugdnamiddag: Waarom wetenschap belangrijk is!
(in Dutch)

Waarom ruimtevaart belangrijk is
De energietransitie


27 februari  2024


With three current lectures every evening, each from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, the Kekulé cycle aims to show how research, science and technology can contribute to a better future. We invite you to this inspiring lecture series. Once again, we always provide the opportunity to network afterwards with professionals from the business community, education and research.
The Kekulé sessions take place at Campus Drie Eiken of the University of Antwerp.

Visit the website for all pratical information, to consult the program and to download presentations and abstracts.

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