International Relations Office

The IRO is the office within the Central UGent Administration that is in charge of implementing the international policy of Ghent University. It promotes, informs, counsels and supports the Ghent University community to give shape to its international endeavours.

Students can get assistance at the IRO Student Support on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 13h30 till 16h30.

Address - e-mail

Het Pand, Onderbergen 1
B-9000 Ghent

Tel +32 (0)9 264 70 02
Fax +32 (0)9 264 31 31 
IRO@UGent.be SecretariaatAIB@UGent.be

How to get to the IRO? See the route description.

Staff

FUNCTION

NAME

Head of Office

Frederik DE DECKER

Secretariat

Evy POT

Secretariat

Belinda BÜGLER

Secretariat
Contact hours: Tue, Wed, alternately Thu

Catherine MESTDAG

Financial project management
Contact hours: not on Wed and Fri afternoon

Kristof VAN HOECKE

Financial project management

Geert VAN DAMME

Financial project management

Karel VERCAMST

Exchange Student Advisor: administrative and social support for incoming exchange students
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

Stephanie VANCOILLIE

Exchange Student Advisor: administrative and social support for incoming exchange students
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

laila BOULYOU

International Student Advisor: administrative and social support for incoming degree students
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

Charlotte MOULIN

Exchange Student Advisor: Administrative and social support for outgoing exchange students / Administration EU-projects
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

Kelly VAN MALDEREN

Exchange Student Advisor: Administrative and social support for outgoing exchange students / Administration EU-projects
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

Greet NAESSENS

Exchange Student Advisor: Administrative and social support for outgoing exchange students / Administration EU-projects
Contact hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 13h30-16h30

Patricia VANBRABANDT

Policy Advisor: postgraduate studies and scholarships abroad; international postgraduate internships: Erasmus+, Flemish internship platform RECONFIRM, internships outside of Europe; Asem Work Placement Pilot Programme
Contact hours: not on Wed and Thu afternoon

Patricia BURSSENS

Policy Advisor: Erasmus+ programme (KA mobility within Europe, KA2 Strategic partnerships, Jean Monnet), Erasmus Belgica
Contact hours: not on Wed and Fri afternoon

Geneviève COCHEZ

Policy Advisor: Institutional Bilateral Agreements (outside of Erasmus zone), Erasmus+ credit mobility, Summer Schools, Scholarship Programmes of the Flemish Government, new study programmes, Joint Masters, Double Degrees
Contact hours: not on Fri

Reintje REYNEBEAU

Policy Advisor: Institutional Bilateral Agreements (outside of Erasmus zone), Erasmus+ credit mobility, Summer Schools, Scholarship Programmes of the Flemish Government, Erasmus Mundus Action 2 partnership projects with Eastern Europe (WEBB, EUROEAST)

Elisabeth VELLE

Internationalisation expert: Coordinator Egracons and Erasmus Without Paper projects, Santander Group (executive committee), VLOR, FKA, Adinsa

Valère MEUS

Policy Advisor:  data management and analysis (incl. mobility registration and administration in Oasis), Flemish e-QuATIC project, Erasmus Without Paper project, BAEF, Fulbright

Paul LEYS

Project Manager: Coordinator Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - BASILEUS (Western Balkans) and LOTUS (Southeast Asia); Policy support

An VAN LAEKEN

Project administrator: Administration Erasmus Mundus Action 2 - BASILEUS (Western Balkans) and  LOTUS (Southeast Asia); content provider website internationalisation

Jan RUMES

Policy Advisor: Russia Platform, Erasmus+ programme: Key Action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education, Tempus (projects phasing out until 2017)
Contact hours: not on Fri afternoon

Delfien CLOET

Policy Advisor: Latin-America Platform, Erasmus + programme: Key Action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education, Santander Group, Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (partner projects)
Contact hours: not on Wed

Barbara CLAEYS

Coordinator China Platform: Management of the China Plaform in collaboration with the representative in Beijing, and in close consultation with the academic coordinator, Steering Committee Ghent University and strategic partners. Back-up regional ASEAN Platform

Inge MANGELSCHOTS

Policy Advisor: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances and Strategic Partnerships, Secretary Expert Group on Internationalisation and Interfacultary Resonance Group

Andries VERSPEETEN

Policy Advisor: Strategic alliances, Regional cooperation, editor webpages

Gijs COUCKE

Policy Advisor Communication: Events, print, online
Contact hours: not on Wed afternoon

Carole PICAVET

Staff member Communication: Events, print, online

Hilde VAN MAELE

Coordinator Africa Platform

Annelies Verdoolaege

Coordinator Asean Platform

Jean Dhont