Hugo Thienpont, vice-rector for Innovation and Valorisation

Professor Hugo Thienpont, full professor in the Faculty of Engineering, remains vice-rector for Innovation and Valorisation. He will continue to use his competence in applied research, industrial innovation and social service on a Flemish, European and international level. This will give research groups from the various departments of VUB every opportunity to create a lasting, significant economic and social impact through their innovative research and entrepreneurial spirit, enabling them to offer sustainable added value to our society. In addition, he will continue to steer the VUB Foundation to raise new funds that are badly needed to support our researchers and students.

Portret Hugo Thienpont

A dynamic rectors team

Together with 3 other vice-rectors, Hugo Thienpont assists Rector Jan Danckaert at the helm of the VUB. Discover the complete team.  

Meet the team