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The Communication Studies Department

The Communication Studies Department is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School (ES).

The research activities of the department coincide in practice with the work of the three research groups: CEMESO, DESIRE and SMIT

Research Centers

The members of the Communication Studies Department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel closely collaborate with the following research centers.

 

http://cemeso.vub.ac.be/

Researchers:

  •  Bauwens Joke (director)
  •  Verhoest Pascal (research director)

https://www.researchcenterdesire.eu/

Researchers:

  • De Cleen Benjamin (International Chair & VUB Group Chair)

https://smit.vub.ac.be/

Researchers:

  • Ballon Pieter (Director)

Who is who?

The following people are part of the staff of this department.

Professors

Full time professor

Leo Van Audenhove

Full time professor

Jo Pierson

Full time professor

Pieter Ballon

Full time professor

Joke Bauwens

Full time professor

Jan Loisen

Full time professor

Karen Donders

Full time professor

Benjamin De Cleen

Full time professor

Ike Picone

Full time professor

Wendy Van den Broeck

Full time professor

Kevin Smets

Guest professor

Olga Van Oost

Guest professor

Trisha Meyer

Guest professor

Sami Maeroum

Academic staff

PhD Students

Researchers

Heritiana Renaud Ranaivoson

Postdoctoral Researcher

Yana Jasmine Jaspers

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ilse Scheerlinck

Postdoctoral Researcher

Olivier Braet

Researcher

Delaere Simon

Researcher

Pieter Duysburgh

Researcher

Marlen Komorowski

Researcher

Willemien Laenens

Researcher

Tom Seymoens

Researcher

Laura Temmerman

Researcher

Anne-Sofie Vanhaeght

Researcher

Wim Vanobberberghen

Researcher

Carina Veeckman

Researcher

Anouk Verhellen

Researcher

Chantal Wauters

Researcher

Publications

We have a record of numerous books and book chapters published by the key academic publishers, and hundreds of articles in major political science journals.

View our online publications.

Online publications

Start a PhD

Read below what you have to do before starting a PhD.

What to prepare?

Before contacting a possible supervisor, please prepare a research proposal (max. 10 pages), including these elements:

  • State of the art
  • Objectives of the research
  • Methodology
  • Work plan
  • Bibliographical references that are relevant for your research proposal
  • List of your publications (if appropriate)

Additionally, you should also provide your Bachelor's and Master's transcripts of records.

For further information about doing a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, please see the following page.

Secretary of the Department: Communication Studies

Located at Pleinlaan 9 (4th floor), room PL9.4G51

At 5 minutes walking distance from the Etterbeek train station, and 10 minutes from the metro stations Petillon or Delta.

Directions Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

Our office entrance at Pleinlaan 9

Address for correspondence


VUB-CAMPUS ETTERBEEK, Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels

Offices


VUB-CAMPUS ETTERBEEK, Pleinlaan 9 (4th Floor) - B-1050 Brussels

Christel Vaeremans
+32 2 614 86 00

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