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 from the International Support Team (part of the IRO) from 09:00-12:00 and from 14:00-16:00.

Address - e-mail

Het Pand, Onderbergen 1
B-9000 Ghent

Tel +32 (0)9 264 70 02
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 afternoon

Kristof VAN HOECKE

Financial project management

Geert VAN DAMME

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.

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.

Annelies HOLVOET

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.

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.

Patricia VANBRABANDT

Policy Advisor: postgraduate studies and scholarships abroad; international postgraduate internships: Erasmus+, Flemish internship platform RECONFIRM, Leo-Net
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, Scholarship Programmes of the Flemish Government, new study programmes, Joint Masters, Double Degrees
Contact hours: not on Wed afternoon

Reintje REYNEBEAU

Policy Advisor: Institutional Bilateral Agreements (outside of Erasmus zone), Erasmus+ credit mobility, Scholarship Programmes of the Flemish Government
Contact hours: not on Wed

Elisabeth VELLE

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

Paul LEYS

Policy Advisor: Erasmus+ programme (Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships, Knowledge Alliances; Key Action 3 Policy Reform; Jean Monnet and Sport.
Contact hours: not on Wed

An VAN LAEKEN

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

Jan RUMES

Policy Advisor: Russia Platform, Erasmus+ programme: Key Action 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education
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 Platform in collaboration with the representative in Beijing, and in close consultation with the director, Steering Committee Ghent University and strategic partners.

Inge MANGELSCHOTS

Policy Advisor: European policy in Higher Education, Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, EUF, CESAER, IGLO, Interfacultary Resonance Group, Committee Human Rights Policy in Internationalisation

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

Coordinator Africa Platform

Annelies Verdoolaege

Coordinator Asean Platform

Jean Dhont