As head of the Research Co-ordination Office I stimulate and coach my staff to assist and help professors, postdoctoral researchers as well as PhD students in their attempts to find funding to do the research activities they have planned. Part of my staff focuses on funding through the EU framework programmes.
Part of my job consists of helping to solve “problems” related to the execution of research activities, mainly the financial part of it, especially in case of reporting to the project co-ordinator and to the EU or other funding agencies.
At Ghent University we have experience in nearly all previous framework programmes and are currently also starting to build up experience in the H2020 framework programme. In addition we also participate in projects funded by Interreg programmes, by ESF, ESOF, ESA, NIH, NSF, …
Ghent University defines itself as “A Creative Community for a Changing World”.
A creative community...: Ghent University wants a creative community of staff, students, and alumni connected by our common values commitment, openness and pluralism. Our community is a network of interacting individuals who are committed to offer quality education, to do cutting-edge research and to contribute to society from a unique scientific expertise.
... for ...: Ghent University focuses actively on the world and is committed to serving its stakeholders (students, staff, alumni, industry, society,...). We respond to questions and needs of society and take an inspiring proactive role in seeking solutions to major societal challenges.
...a changing world: Ghent University is aware of the changes in society and acts in the perspective of a sustainable future. We situate our activities in a geographical context that extends from the local to the global level.
As part of the central administration, the Research Department is responsible for advising and supporting the professors and researchers in their efforts to do research. Within the Research Departments, three units are defined: the university library office, the Technology transfer office and the Research co-ordination office.
|Biology studies (Ba + Ma) at Ghent University, Belgium|
|1985-1988:||Researcher at Ghent University, Belgium|
|1988-1994:||PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium|
|1994-1998:||Postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium|
|1998-1999:||School teacher at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-college, Boom, Belgium|
|1999-2002:||Co-ordinator applied research projects at Ghent University, Belgium|
|since 2002:||Head of research co-ordination office at Ghent University, Belgium|