Universiteit Antwerpen is the third largest university in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It covers all academic disciplines. Its Faculty of Science is the third largest of the region. The Department of Physics is one of the most scientifically visible departments of the Faculty, with immense expertise in mathematical physics, computational physics, and electron microscopy and spectroscopy. This department has been organizing in the past a one-year master-after-master programme in nanophysics (since 2001, with more than 70 graduates), which is now integrated in the present Nanomat effort. The staff of the Faculty of Science and particularly of the Department of Physics, and specifically also those that teach within the Programme, have extensively published in highly ranked international journals. The staff involved in organization of the Programme have expertise in joint EU projects, ESF networks, ITN Marie-Curie training networks, and organization of international conferences.