Jan Danckaert has been Professor of Science and (Bio-)Engineering since 2005 and was Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs under the previous Rector. As rector, he will focus on scientific freedom, social impact and administrative simplification. To increase the university's strength and agility in the current turbulent times, he looks forward to cooperate in strong partnerships and will, where necessary, increase the scale. At least as important to him are wellbeing, sustainability, inclusion and diversity: subjects that will be put even higher on the policy agenda. Finally, he wants to further strengthen the position of the VUB as an urban engaged university, branching out into the increasingly super-diverse Brussels and Europe.

Jan Danckaert

A dynamic team of rectors

Rector Jan Danckaert is assisted by 4 vice-rectors at the helm of the VUB. Discover the complete team. 

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