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Ghent University Academy for Engineers (UGAIN)

The mission of the Ghent University Academy for Engineers is to detect industry's need for training, to develop and to implement appropriate post academic training programmes. A decree from the competent authorities created the necessary framework enabling university staff to devote themselves effectively to continuing education as part of their job tasks.

Industrial Strategic Advisory Board

The Industrial Strategic Advisory Board advises the Faculty Council and acts as a sounding board regarding the faculty's strategy in education, research, external services and international cooperation. The members of the Strategic Advisory Board are leading figures in business, research institutes and public services.

Members 2019

Chairman

Bart Merci

Vice-Chairman

Wim Van Gerven (ArcelorMittal Gent)

Members

  • Philippe Alluyn (BASF)
  • Kees Both (Etex Group)
  • André Bouffioux (Siemens)
  • Jochen Bultinck (TUC Rail - Infrabel)
  • Patrick De Bruyne (Volvo Europe Trucks)
  • Ignace De Ruijter (Umicore)
  • Peter Demuynck (Agoria)
  • Jean-Luc Derycke (Utexbel)
  • Dirk Fransaer (VITO)
  • Paul Frigne (Pneurop)
  • Danny Goderis (Agoria)
  • Peter Hinssen (nexxworks)
  • Koen Kerckaert (NMBS Holding)
  • Egbert Lox (Umicore)
  • Christiane Malcorps (Solvay)
  • Bernard Malherbe (Jan De Nul)
  • Geert Moerman (VOKA Oost-Vlaanderen)
  • Geert Ostyn (Picanol)
  • Freek Persyn (51N4E)
  • Philip Pouillie (ENGIE Electrabel)
  • Thierry Saegeman (ENGIE Electrabel)
  • Daan Schalck (North Sea Port)
  • Tom Sys (Barco)
  • Dirk Torfs (Flanders Make)
  • Eric Van Celst (Tractebel Engineering)
  • Frank Van de Vyver (Cisco)
  • Marc Van den Broeck (DEME)
  • Frans Van Giel (Beaulieu International Group)
  • Geert Van Haver (Bekaert)
  • Jos van Sas (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Eric van Walle (SCK.CEN)
  • Johan Van Wassenhove (Denys)
  • Sven Vandeputte (OCAS)
  • Nancy Vercammen (ie-net)
  • Luc Verhaest (Volvo Cars)
  • Guido Verhoeven (SIM)
  • Johan Vyncke (WTCB)

Ex officio members of the faculty

  • Patrick De Baets, dean
  • Hennie De Schepper, director of studies
  • Filip De Turck, academic secretary