Registration for Antwerp Summer University is now open (2019)


For the third time in a row, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the University of Antwerp (UA) will organize the Antwerp Summer University.

Spanning two weeks at the end of August – early September, the academic program, is intended for an international group of masters and PhD students, graduates, researchers and (young) professionals from in- and outside the diamond industry.

The ASU program offers participants a unique opportunity to boost the knowledge of staff members or nurture the talent of aspiring diamond experts from industry members’ own business network, family or friends.


A deep dive into the world of diamonds, based on an introductory module covering all aspects the diamond supply pipeline and a specialized module focusing on innovation and sustainability in the industry. The course includes fascinating site visits, lectures and workshops by internationally-renowned academics and professionals.

University of Antwerp and the diamond quarter, Antwerp, Belgium


26 August – 6 September 2019


The summer school is designed for final year Bachelor and Master students from various disciplines, as well as young professionals and researchers interested in deepening their knowledge about diamonds and the diamond industry.

For all other details such as registration, fees, go to or contact AWDC public relations and communications department at