Chief Academic Administrator

Koen Goethals (°1961) was appointed chief academic administrator by the Board of Governors in 2004. He holds a doctoral degree in Science (Genetics).

The two chief administrators of Ghent University (academic and logistics) form the Management Committee, lead by the vice-chancellor (rector) and the deputy vice-chancellor (vice-rector).

The chief administrators have a seat in the Board of Governors and the Management Committee with advisory vote.

The chief administrators and are responsible for:

  • the day-to-day management of the university
  • the co-ordination of the central university administration.

The chief academic administrator is in particular responsible for the steering of the following departments:


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