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 and email

Het Pand, Onderbergen 1
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

Secretariat, visitors' pass

Evy POT

Secretariat, administration institutional bilateral agreements

Belinda BÜGLER

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.

Rachida CHATTARI

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

Administrative support for international postgraduate internships

Laila BOULYOU

Policy Advisor: Erasmus+ programme (KA1 mobility within Europe), Erasmus Belgica, travel risk management

Geneviève COCHEZ

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 on Wed- and Fri afternoon

Reintje REYNEBEAU

Policy Advisor: Institutional Bilateral Agreements (outside of Erasmus zone), Erasmus+ international credit mobility, Fulbright Scholarships, intercultural preparations for outgoing students
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+ programme

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, coordinator Russia Platform, Erasmus+ actions KA2 CBHE, KA3, Jean Monnet
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: Coordinator China Platform, management of the China Platform in collaboration with the representative in Beijing, the director and the Steering Committee Ghent University and in consultation with strategic partners.

Inge MANGELSCHOTS

Policy Advisor: European policy in Higher Education, Erasmus+, Brussels-based international HEI networks, Project-based operations, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, Interfacultary Resonance Group Internationalisation

Andries VERSPEETEN

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

Gijs COUCKE

Policy Advisor: International Alumni
Contact hours: not on Wed

Carole PICAVET

Policy Advisor: Visa-issues, Solvency

Marianne MARTENS

Coordinator Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Annelies VERDOOLAEGE

Coordinator ASEANplus Platform

Jean DHONT