Pieter Ballon, vice-rector for Research

Professor Pieter Ballon, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences, will become vice-rector for Research. As director of SMIT (Studies in Media, Innovation & Technology), a joint research centre of VUB and imec, he leads one of Europe’s largest social science research groups on digital media and smart technology. He is also co-founder of the European Network of Living Labs and the Hannah Arendt Institute. He succeeds Karin Vanderkerken as vice-rector for Research. β€œWhether it’s artificial intelligence, sustainability, cancer or fertility research, VUB has always pioneered ground-breaking and relevant research,” he says. β€œWe are going to strengthen that even more.”

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A dynamic rectors team

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

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