International Relations Office

The IRO is the office within the Central Ghent University 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 from the International Support Team (part of the IRO).

Address and email

Korte Meer 9
B-9000 Ghent

Tel +32 (0)9 264 70 02 / +32 (0)9 264 70 04
IRO@UGent.be

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

Staff

FUNCTION

NAME

Head of Office

Frederik DE DECKER

Deputy Head of Office: Erasmus+ programme (KA1 mobility within Europe), Erasmus Belgica, travel risk management

Geneviève COCHEZ

Deputy Head of Office: European policy in Higher Education, Institutional networks, EU education project team, Erasmus+ KA2 and KA3, Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters

Andries VERSPEETEN

Secretariat, visitors' pass

Evy POT

Secretariat, administration institutional bilateral agreements

Belinda BÜGLER

Secretariat

Tamara STROBBE

Secretariat, support regional platforms and graphic communication

Rieke WILLEMS

Financial project management

Kristof VAN HOECKE

Financial project management

Geert VAN DAMME

Financial project management

Bart PATTYN

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Benedicte DESMEDT

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Contact hours: not on Wed afternoon

Karen WOUTERS

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Maaike DHONDT

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Contact hours: not on Wed- and Fri afternoon

Greet NAESSENS

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Contact hours: not on Wed

Rachida CHATTARI

Administrative and social support for incoming degree students, and for incoming and outgoing exchange students. Administration of inter-institutional Agreements, Erasmus+ credit mobility, social media.

Joke DE SPIEGELAERE

Policy Advisor: scholarships for postgraduate studies and (international) work placement abroad; contact person for Erasmus+ Traineeship mobility, Ghent University Community of Practice for Work Placements, Flemish Traineeship Mobility Consortium ‘Flanders Traineeship Platform’, member of Flemish experts group International Work Placement, board member Leo-Net. BAEF and Fulbright
Contact hours: not on Fri afternoon

Patricia BURSSENS

Administrative support for international postgraduate internships

Laila BOULYOU

Policy Advisor: support for new study programmes, curriculum and internationalization, embedding international/intercultural competences in education, Joint Masters/Double Degrees, Institutional Bilateral Agreements (outside of Erasmus zone) 
Contact hours: not during afternoon

Reintje REYNEBEAU

Policy Advisor: Global Partnerships, Academic Diplomacy, North-America Platform
Contact hours: not on Wed

Elisabeth VELLE

Policy Advisor:  data management and analysis (incl. mobility registration and administration in Oasis), eQuATIC project, Erasmus Without Paper project, integrating international/intercultural competencies in study programmes

Paul LEYS

Policy Advisor: Erasmus Without Paper (EWP+) project

David Eeckhout

Policy Advisor: Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

Contact hours: not on Wed, Thu afternoon and Fri

An VAN LAEKEN

Project administration for the EU-education project team; content provider website internationalisation, financial project management

Jan RUMES

Policy Advisor: ENLIGHT project manager
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 afternoon

Barbara CLAEYS

Policy Advisor: EU Project Advisor

Lotte LAENEN

Policy Advisor: EU Project Advisor

Klaas PORTIER

Policy Advisor: EU Project Advisor

Nick PROVOOST

Policy Advisor: Coordinator East Asia Platform in collaboration with the representative in Beijing.

Inge MANGELSCHOTS

Policy Advisor: ENLIGHT executive-secretary,

Gijs COUCKE

Policy Advisor: Coordination of institutional cooperation: international thematic networks, partnerships (a.o. U4Society, 3i, Lille, Kent), EuniverCities (with city of Ghent)

Marieke Merckx

Policy Advisor: International Alumni

Carole PICAVET

Policy Advisor: Visa-issues, Solvency, residence permit

Marianne MARTENS

Coordinator Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Annelies VERDOOLAEGE

Coordinator ASEANplus Platform

Jean DHONT

Coordinator Eureast Platform’, Policy Advisor: Apollo 8 - embedding of the stepping stones in the curricula
Contact hours: not on Wednesday afternoon

Anna SASHCHENKO

Policy Advisor: Apollo 8 - embedding of the stepping stones in the curricula

Thibault HOOGSTOEL