About us


Ghent University Association vzw (AUGent)

Ghent University Association (also referred to as AUGent) is the framework for the cooperation between four excellent institutions for higher education in East- and West-Flanders: Ghent University, University College Ghent, Artevelde University College Ghent and University College West Flanders.

Together, the member institutions aim for joint added value. In total, they have about 67.500 students and 12.500 employees.

Ghent University Association was founded as a non-profit organization on April 29, 2003 in accordance with the Higher Education Decree of April 4, 2003. Back then, its most important task consisted of offering support in the framework of the integration of the academic bachelor programmes in the university. This process was ended successfully on October 1, 2013.

Since the conclusion of the integration, the association keeps fulfilling its other assignments. These include organizing the cooperation between professional and academic bachelors (such as transition possibilities and the development of learning trayectories), encouraging the coordination of research and innovation, taking care of the general logistics and setting up a forum in order to create an integrated higher education area.

The Association’s highest authority lies with the General Assembly, while the Executive Board takes on the everyday management. The Executive Board supervises the execution of the everyday policy and controls incomes and expenses. In decision making, the Executive Board aims for consensus, while respecting the individual traits of the member institutions.

The director and a team of staff members take care of the daily coordination of Ghent University Association.

Staff members


Rudy Van Renterghem
Director

Contact in case of questions regarding: Alternative admission procedure and education

T:09 264 82 30
E:Rudy.VanRenterghem@AUGent.be

Aagje Monballieu
Algemeen secretaris

Contacteer voor vragen over: bestuur, wetenschapscommunicatie en sport

T:09 264 82 28
E:Aagje.Monballieu@AUGent.be


Valérie Ingelrelst
Administrative secretary

Contact in case of questions regarding: general information and the Graduation Fair (Afstudeerbeurs)

T:09 264 82 24
E:Valerie.Ingelrelst@AUGent.be


Katrien De Gelder
Senior Research advisor

Contact in case of questions regarding: research and Association Research Platforms

T:09 264 36 36
E:Katrien.DeGelder@AUGent.be

Board

Members of the Executive Board


  • Anne De Paepe

    Chairman AUGent

  • Yannick De Clercq

    Regeringscommissaris bij de UGent, het UZ Gent, HOGENT, de Arteveldehogeschool, Howest, Odisee en de AUGent

  • Tony Van Parys

    Chairman Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Tomas Legrand

    General manager Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Paul Van Cauwenberge

    Chairman University College Ghent

  • Koen Goethals

    General manager University College Ghent

  • Jan Durnez

    Chairman University College West Flanders

  • Lode De Geyter

    General manager University College West Flanders

  • Rik Van de Walle

    Rector Ghent University

  • Mieke Van Herreweghe

    Vice-rector Ghent University

  • Mike Nachtegael

    Chief academic administrator Ghent University

  • Jeroen Vanden Berghe

    Chief logistics administrator Ghent University

  • Jan Vande Moortel

    Staff representative

  • Hans De Boeck

    Student representative

Members of the General Assembly


  • Anne De Paepe

    Chairman AUGent

  • Yannick De Clercq

    Regeringscommissaris bij de UGent, het UZ Gent, HOGENT, de Arteveldehogeschool, Howest, Odisee en de AUGent

  • Tony Van Parys

    Chairman Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Pascal Verdonck

    Vice-chairman Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Tomas Legrand

    General manager Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Jan Vande Moortel

    Staff representative Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Tessa Garrein

    Student representative Artevelde University College Ghent

  • Paul Van Cauwenberge

    Chairman University College Ghent

  • Elke Decruynaere

    Vice-chairman University College Ghent

  • Koen Goethals

    General manager University College Ghent

  • Maaike Teirlinck

    Staff representative

  • Hans De Boeck

    Student representative University College Ghent

  • Jan Durnez

    Chairman University College West Flanders

  • Sofie Staelraeve

    Vice-chairman University College West Flanders

  • Lode De Geyter

    General manager University College West Flanders

  • Danny Anné

    Staff representative University College West Flanders

  • Tyr Vanden Berghe

    Student representative University College West Flanders

  • Rik Van de Walle

    Rector Ghent University

  • Mieke Van Herreweghe

    Vice-rector Ghent University

  • Mike Nachtegael

    Chief academic administrator Ghent University

  • Jeroen Vanden Berghe

    Chief logistics administrator Ghent University

  • Herwig Reynaert

    Decaan faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen UGent

  • Isabel Van Driessche

    Dean Faculty of Sciences Ghent University

  • Jan Van Bocxlaer

    Dean Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Ghent University

  • Rob De Staelen

    Staff representative AAP Ghent University

  • Jan Soons

    Staff representative ATP Ghent University

  • Feliciaan De Palmenaer

    Student representative Ghent University