About us

Objectives

The platform is the gateway to collaboration between UGent researchers and educators and ASEAN partners in higher education, research, policy and industry. We intend to:

  • develop a coherent collaboration approach
  • collate information on UGent expertise in the region
  • create synergy between ongoing activities 
  • foster new collaborations

Vietnamese schoolchildren at saltponds near Vinh Chau

ASEANplus within UGent

The ASEANplus Platform is one of the 6 UGent regional platforms which constitute a pillar of Ghent University Internationalisation strategy.

Who we are

Management Board

  • Academic Chair: Prof. Peter Bossier (Bioscience Engineering)
  • Coordinator: Jean Dhont (UGent Internationalisation)
  • Academic Director for Internationalisation: Prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck
  • Faculty representatives:
    • Mark Saeys - Engineering
    • Tom Ruys - Law
    • Piet Pattyn & Anselme Derese - Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Martin Valcke - Psychology & Educational Sciences
    • Johan De Grave - Sciences
    • Hans Nauwynck - Veterinary Medicine

Members

We aim at offering services to all UGent staff members interested in collaborating with ASEAN partners. On top of that, we promote the involvement of following partners:

  • HoWest, HoGent & Artevelde Hogeschool
  • Province of East-Flanders
  • Flanders Investment & Trade

Where we are active

  • ASEAN = Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
  • plus = Bangladesh, South-Korea, Japan, …

 ASEAN map