A team of 22 people from each faculty to meet the challenges of proximity and international
Rector : Philippe Dubois (FS)
1st Advisor to the Rector on Institutional Strategy and Academic Affairs : Bernard Harmegnies (Former First Vice-Rector, FPSE)
Information and Communications Advisor : Angy Geerts (FWEG)
Advisor for the General Coordination for the Charleroi Site : Joseph Pagano (Former Vice-Rector, FWEG)
Project Leaders : Calogero Conti (Former Rector, FPMS) et Dany Vince (Former Administrator)
Philippe Dubois, Ph.D. in sciences, is rector-president of University of Mons (Mons, Belgium). He is full professor at Faculty of Sciences where he leads the Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Mate…
Philippe Dubois, Ph.D. in sciences, is rector-president of University of Mons (Mons, Belgium). He is full professor at Faculty of Sciences where he leads the Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials, Center of Innovation and Research in Materials & Polymers CIRMAP.
His expertise covers organic chemistry; macromolecular chemistry; catalysis in polymer materials; and (reactive) processing of (nano)composites and nanohybrid materials, including biosourced polymers.
He has published more than 795 peer-reviewed scientific articles/book chapters, 11 books and scientific special journal issues (H-index: 106; overall citations: 56,400) and is the inventor of 73 patents. He is co-founder of NANO4 S.A., a spin-off company of UMONS and Materia Nova research center. Currently he is the president of the administration board of NANO4 S.A.
He is a member of the editorial boards of 18 international scientific journals in the fields of polymer chemistry and materials science. He is a laureate of the FNRS Quinquennal Award in applied exact sciences (2011–2015), the highest scientific award of FNRS delivered every five years by the Belgian FNRS and personally awarded by King Philippe of Belgium. In 2016, he is awarded the excellence research program PEARL (4 millions €) by the National Foundation of Research FNR in Luxembourg. He is personally ranked (18th) in “Top 100 materials scientists of the 2000-2010 decade” by Thomson Reuters and published in Times.
Currently, he is president and scientific director of Materia Nova Research Center, Mons. He is adjunct professor at the Chemical Engineering Faculty, Michigan State University, MSU, Lansing (US), honorary professor at University of Luxembourg, and guest professor at the National key-lab of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and Invited professor at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France. He joined the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) where, as scientific director in 2016-17, he launched and installed the National Composite Center of Luxembourg (NCC-L).
Besides his scientific involvement, Philippe Dubois is also heavily invested in his university. Advisor to the Rector between 2006 and 2009, he became vice-rector of research of UMONS for more than 7 years.
He was also Director of the Chemistry Department (2003-2007), Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science (2002-2005) and co-chair of the Research Institute for Science and Material Engineering (2012-2016).
Ph. Dubois is titular member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Belgium (since 2010) and was president of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Belgium in 2006-2007. He is an elected member of the European Academy of sciences EurASc (Engineering Division) (since 2017).
Tél. secrétariat : +32 65 373001
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As a trained psychologist, Bernard Harmegnies undertook a PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPSE). His doctoral thesis was on the objective analysis of voice quality. His te…
1st Advisor to the Rector on Institutional Strategy and Academic Affairs
As a trained psychologist, Bernard Harmegnies undertook a PhD programme at the Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPSE). His doctoral thesis was on the objective analysis of voice quality.
His teaching duties are two-fold: he focuses on training in experimental research and quantitative approaches in social sciences (statistics and metrology), and on language sciences. He has assisted with the teachings of several non-university higher education institutions (Conservatoire de Mons, Haute Ecole Condorcet and Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci) and several universities (ULB, University of Lisbon, Autonomous University of Barcelona).
He is the head of the Phonetics Laboratory, composed of a multidisciplinary team who, using a resolutely transdisciplinary approach, concentrate primarily on the study of cognitive processing in human language. Research in this field is currently undergoing developments through partnerships with the corporate world and the health sector.
Bernard Harmegnies has chaired the FNRS Committee of Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences, and manages the Scientific Committee of the Graduate School for Psychology and Educational Sciences. He is the president, and founding member of, the UMONS Research Institute for Language Science and Technology. His research activities have provoked partnerships with various overseas laboratories at the universities of Paris 3, Toulouse-Le Mirail, Barcelona, Strasbourg, and Montreal, to name a few, and have led to various positions of responsibility in several research organisations.
Coming from UMH, he has also held a number of managerial roles, which include being the President of the UMONS Research Institute for Language Science and Technology, as well as the Vice-President of the CISH, Academic Secretary of the University, and Dean of the UMONS Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPSE) for six years. From 2006 to 2009, he held the presidency of the Conference of Deans of the FPSE. As part of the transition linked to the creation of UMONS, he has served on the Council of Rectors and as a member of the Collège rectoral at the Interuniversity Council of Francophone Universities. He held the position of First Vice-Rector of UMONS from the University’s creation in 2009 until 2018.
Tél. : +32 65 373145
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After graduating as a management engineer from the UMONS Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG) in 2004, Angy Geerts began her professional career in a communications agency. She then embark…
Information and Communications Advisor
After graduating as a management engineer from the UMONS Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG) in 2004, Angy Geerts began her professional career in a communications agency. She then embarked on a PhD on the theme of luxury brand management and communication. After graduating with a PhD in Management Sciences in 2012, she became a lecturer at the FWEG in 2013, mainly teaching communication and advanced marketing at Master level. Angy Geerts is often invited as a visiting professor to teach Luxury Brand Management in Paris (ISC) and in Switzerland (HEC Lausanne).
She also coordinates the Communication Working Group at the FWEG.
Finally, Angy Geerts’research activities focus mainly on the management and marketing of luxury brands and their communication behaviour, particularly through the Internet. Part of her research has also focused on the marketing of timepieces.
Tél. : +32 65 373264
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A Doctor of Applied Economic Sciences, Giuseppe Pagano is a Full Professor and manages the Public Finance and Taxation Unit. His research interests include economic policy, national accounts, public f…
Advisor for the General Coordination for the Charleroi Site
A Doctor of Applied Economic Sciences, Giuseppe Pagano is a Full Professor and manages the Public Finance and Taxation Unit. His research interests include economic policy, national accounts, public finance at local and regional level, and regional economy. His expertise led him to be a member of the High Council of Finance from 2006 to 2011 and the Scientific Committee of the Institut des Comptes nationaux since 2001. At the request of the Walloon Government, he coordinated a group of scientists, whose work is the basis of the Marshall Plan 2022, and has designed the strategy and the regional operational programmes for the 2014-2020 scheduling of ERDF and ESF funds. He is also regularly contacted by Francophone and Flemish media.
Prof. Pagano has long been heavily involved in the development of UMONS. He was Chairman of the Interfaculty Centre for Human Sciences from 2003 to 2006, then Dean of the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG) from 2006 to 2009. Thanks to his quality approach, the FWEG received ISO certification in 2003. He was general coordinator of Law for the University of Mons from 2004 to 2009. He was also the Vice-Rector for Institutional and Regional Development in Calogero Conti’s rectoral team (2009 – 2018).
Tél. : +32 65 373270
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Holder of an engineering degree from the Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMS), Calogero Conti began his research career focusing on the metallurgy of non-ferrous metals and defended his doctoral thes…
Project Leaders (Former Rector)
Holder of an engineering degree from the Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMS), Calogero Conti began his research career focusing on the metallurgy of non-ferrous metals and defended his doctoral thesis in 1982. He then moved to the Department of Rational Mechanics, where he still carries out his teaching activities on, first and foremost, the dynamics of mechanical systems and mechanical vibrations. His research from 1978 to 1985 focused on liquid metal treatment processes and the simulation of multibody mechanical systems and the analysis of mechanical vibrations. Until 2006, he led a research team, whose main focus was on the transport sector, namely the stability of vehicles and the impact of rail and road traffic vibrations.
He was Dean of the FPMs from 1997 to 2001 and then Rector of the FPMs from 2006 to 2009, before assuming his first term as Rector of the University of Mons (UMONS) upon its creation in 2009 until 2014.
In 2009, he contributed to the creation of the Pôle Hainuyer, bringing together the higher education institutions and art schools of Hainaut, and chairs the Board of Directors. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Materia Nova Research Centre since 2009. He also chaired the Conseil d’Académie de l’Académie Universitaire Wallonie-Bruxelles (2006-2008, 2010-2012), which grouped together the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the (former) Faculty of Engineering of Mons (FPMs) and the (former) University of Mons-Hainaut (UMH) from 2004 to 2009, followed by ULB and UMONS since 2009.
He is also a member of the Conseil d’Administration du Conseil wallon de la Politique Scientifique, the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Centre de Recherche Multitel, the Centre de Recherche Inisma, Invest Mons-Borinage-Centre Spinnova and the Orchestre Royal de Wallonie in Mons. On account of the “Paysage” decree (the decree on higher education in Wallonia since September 2014), he is now a member of the Conseil d’Administration de l’Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement supérieur, which was established in 2014, and is President of the Assemblée générale du Pôle hainuyer décrétal.
Tél. : +32 65 37
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First Vice-Rector : Marc Labie (FWEG)
Equal Opportunities and Student Affairs Advisor : Pierre Cornut (FAU)
Cultural Affairs Advisor : Thierry Dutoit (FPMs)
Marc Labie has spent most of his career at our institution since he is a graduate of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII), as well as the Warocqué School of Busines…
First Vice-Rector for Economic, Social and Cultural Development and Student Affairs
Marc Labie has spent most of his career at our institution since he is a graduate of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation (FTI-EII), as well as the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG), where he teaches Analysis of Organisations and Management. His research focuses on the management of non-profit organisations, with a special interest in microfinance organisations in developing countries, and governance issues.
Specialised in microfinance, he co-founded and co-leads the European Research in Microfinance Centre (CERMi), a joint research venture launched in 2007 between the Solvay Brussels School and UMONS, bringing together forty international researchers in this field (www.cermi.eu). He is involved in several international partnerships, and was able to complete his training during visits to several foreign universities, including Harvard University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Salamanca. In addition, convinced that the University must also be a place of reflection and cultural discoveries, he was the treasury secretary of the Extension of the University between 2000 and 2017. He remains one of the vice-presidents of this organisation and was the Advisor to the Rector on Cultural Affairs from 2014 to 2018.
Tél. : +32 65 373283
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Pierre Cornut has a degree in Geographical Sciences and a PhD in Science. An FNRS research fellow from 1995 to 1999, he completed his thesis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the School o…
Equal Opportunities and Student Affairs Advisor
Pierre Cornut has a degree in Geographical Sciences and a PhD in Science. An FNRS research fellow from 1995 to 1999, he completed his thesis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the School of Geography at Oxford University on the topic of the geopolitics of water in Belgium and Europe. He then worked on the themes of territorial development and the city at the Institute for Environmental Management and Land-use Planning (IGEAT) of ULB.
From 2006 to 2015, he joined the UMONS Department for Research Support and Technology Transfer (DAVRE), which he managed from 2012 to 2015.
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, he teaches urban planning, urban sociology, land-use planning and cartographic representation.
His research focuses on urban planning, urban policies and environmental inequalities.
Tél. : +32 65 552016
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Thierry Dutoit is an electrical engineer and doctor in applied sciences. A specialist in voice synthesis, in 1996 his patents led to the creation of ACAPELA SA, a spin-off of UMONS, which now has 40 e…
Cultural Affairs Advisor
Thierry Dutoit is an electrical engineer and doctor in applied sciences. A specialist in voice synthesis, in 1996 his patents led to the creation of ACAPELA SA, a spin-off of UMONS, which now has 40 employees in Belgium, France and Sweden. He completed a 15-month postdoctoral fellowship at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Since 2010, he has been the president of the UMONS NUMEDIART institute for creative technologies. Artificial intelligence is the main focus of his activities. In Mons, in 2016, he created the Walloon living lab of creative industries, CLICK’, which contributes to the development and creation of new activities in the creative industries sector. Since 2017, he has directed the Circuit Theory and Signal Processing Unit of the FMPs.
Tél. : +32 65 374774
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Vice-rector : Diane Thomas (FPMs)
Economic Interactions and Entrepreneurship Advisor : Christiane Bughin (FWEG)
Interregional Actions Advisor : Rony Snyders (FS)
Health Advisor : Stéphane Carlier (FMP)
Sustainable Territorial Development Advisor : Marc Frère (FPMs)
Diane Thomas graduated from the FPMs in 1991 in the field of chemical engineering, obtained a PhD in Applied Sciences in 1996, and has been an FNRS representative for nine years. She currently teaches…
Vice-Rector for the Promotion of Regional and Interregional Partnerships
Diane Thomas graduated from the FPMs in 1991 in the field of chemical engineering, obtained a PhD in Applied Sciences in 1996, and has been an FNRS representative for nine years. She currently teaches Unit Operations in the FPMs’ Chemical and Biochemical Process Engineering Unit.
Her scientific research focuses on the protection of the environment, more particularly on technologies to reduce atmospheric pollution (this subject is taught at the FPMs and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines d’Alès), as well as the capture and conversion of CO2 in the industrial sector. Since 2013, she has coordinated a Research Chair, which was established with a European consortium of cement manufacturers (ECRA Chair).
She has been involved in various promotional and communications activities, and more particularly in 2012 as President of the FPMs International Commission to promote student mobility. From 2014 to 2018, she was a member of the Faculty Secretary of the Executive Board of the FPMs.
Tél. : +32 65 374404
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Christiane Bughin completed all of her degrees at the University of Mons (formerly UMH). She holds a degree in Economic and Social Science, the AESS teaching qualification, and was a…
Economic Interactions and Entrepreneurship Advisor
Christiane Bughin completed all of her degrees at the University of Mons (formerly UMH). She holds a degree in Economic and Social Science, the AESS teaching qualification, and was awarded a PhD in Management Sciences in 2002. As a Professor at the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG), she is a member of the CARE Unit (Comptabilité Audit Risque Entrepreneuriat for “Accounting Audit Risk Entrepreneurship”) and teaches accounting, management control and performance analysis. Her research essentially focuses on the understanding of the underlying mechanisms of business performance, with a particular interest in non-financial determiners. Christiane Bughin was also President of the School of Human and Social Sciences for nine years, a role she assumed whilst always adopting a collective approach in order to best serve the UMONS community.
Tél. : +32 65 373246
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After graduating from UMONS in 1998, Rony Snyders obtained a PhD in science in 2004. Active in the field of the treatment and synthesis of materials by technologies integrating cold plasmas, he then c…
Interregional Actions Advisor
After graduating from UMONS in 1998, Rony Snyders obtained a PhD in science in 2004. Active in the field of the treatment and synthesis of materials by technologies integrating cold plasmas, he then carried out post-docs over several years in Canada (Polytechnique Montréal) and Germany (RWTH Aachen University), partly under an FNRS researcher mandate.
In 2007, he was recruited at UMONS and has since taught courses in chemical physics, materials chemistry and surface chemistry. In 2009, he became Director of the Plasma-Surface Interaction Chemistry Unit and Scientific Director of the Materia Nova research centre. The scientific activities of his laboratory develop both fundamental and applied research, usually in collaboration with Belgian and foreign academic and industrial partners.
He is currently President of the Belgian Vacuum Society and sits on the boards of the INISMA research centre and the IONICS society. Finally, since, 2017, Rony Snyders has been a visiting professor at Tianjin University of Technology (Tianjin, China).
Tél. : +32 65 554955
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Stéphane Carlier is a Doctor of Medicine, specialising in Cardiology (ULB, 1996). He obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2001. He has been the head of the UMO…
Stéphane Carlier is a Doctor of Medicine, specialising in Cardiology (ULB, 1996). He obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2001. He has been the head of the UMONS Cardiology Unit since its creation in 2014, where he teaches Cardiology. He is also a cardiologist at CHU Ambroise Paré in Mons, something which allows him to maintain the link between his research work and its clinical applications.
He manages the intravascular imagery laboratory of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Columbia University in New York. He has also accumulated valuable experience in industry, having been the medical director for the first cypher stent project in Europe and the Middle East. His works have been published in more than 140 articles, demonstrating his expertise in the evaluation of coronary atherosclerosis and its treatments, such as percutaneous angioplasty.
Numerous collaborations with engineers have led to the development of new diagnostic methods for unstable plaques using intracoronary imagery, as well as a new hypothesis on the rupturing of unstable plaques linked to microcalcification, a hypothesis which has been verified and referenced more than 250 times to date. Finally, he plays an active role in various collaborative projects with Belgian and international laboratories, notably with City College of New York and the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur.
Tél. : +32 65 373381
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Marc Frère est diplômé Ingénieur Civil Chimiste et Docteur en Sciences appliquées de la Faculté Polytechnique de l’Université de Mons. Il y commence sa carrière dans le Service de Thermodynamique et P…
Sustainable Territorial Development Advisor
Marc Frère est diplômé Ingénieur Civil Chimiste et Docteur en Sciences appliquées de la Faculté Polytechnique de l’Université de Mons. Il y commence sa carrière dans le Service de Thermodynamique et Physique mathématique qu’il dirige actuellement.
Il développe des activités de recherche d’abord dans le domaine de la caractérisation des solides poreux pour ensuite s’orienter vers les applications énergétiques de la Thermodynamique (pompes à chaleur, machines frigorifiques, stockage d’énergie thermique), activités sur lesquelles sont basées ses enseignements.
Il participe à la création du Pôle de Recherche en Energie de la Faculté polytechnique de l’UMONS qui deviendra l’Institut de Recherche en Energie de l’UMONS.
Tél. : +32 65 374206
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Vice-rector : Ruddy Wattiez (FS)
(Bio-) Medical Sciences Advisor : Laurence Ris (FMP)
Applied Science and Engineering Technology Advisor : Marjorie Olivier (FPMs)
Social and Human Sciences Advisor : Justine Gaugue (FPSE)
With a PhD in Chemical Sciences, Ruddy Wattiez has forged a career as a researcher in the field of chemistry, but more specifically in biochemistry and protein chemistry. A graduate of the former UMH,…
Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation
With a PhD in Chemical Sciences, Ruddy Wattiez has forged a career as a researcher in the field of chemistry, but more specifically in biochemistry and protein chemistry. A graduate of the former UMH, he obtained his PhD in 1990. He then carried out many training placements in foreign institutions, such as the Beckman Research Center (USA) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble (France).
After being appointed as a qualified FNRS researcher, he became head of the Proteomics and Microbiology Unit in 2007 and Professor in 2011. Over the years, his expertise in protein chemistry has led him to forge many links with foreign institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UC Berkeley (USA), the University of Stirling, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the European Space Agency.
He also created the Belgian Association of Proteomics and the UMONS Research Institute for Biosciences, of which he was Chairman for almost 4 years. Since 2012, he has been scientific director at the Materia Nova Research Centre.
Tél. : +32 65 373312
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A graduate in biological sciences from the former UMH in 1994 and a doctor in biology since 1997, Laurence Ris specialises in the field of neuroscience and, more specifically, the mechanisms of memory…
(Bio-) Medical Sciences Advisor
A graduate in biological sciences from the former UMH in 1994 and a doctor in biology since 1997, Laurence Ris specialises in the field of neuroscience and, more specifically, the mechanisms of memory and learning. An FNRS research fellow, she completed her first research stay at the Collège de France in Paris (CNRS) and wrote her thesis in 2002 on brain plasticity.
She then stayed at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research of the University College of London (WIBR-UCL) before being appointed an FNRS research associate in 2003 within the Department of Neuroscience at the former UMH. There, she developed her expertise in the field of electrophysiology and the plasticity of neural connections, which are recognised through her national and international collaborations.
She was an associate professor from 2012, becoming a full professor in 2018. She has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy since 2014 and is in charge of the biomedical section.
She was President of the Belgian society for Neuroscience, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) from 2015 to 2017. She is a scientific member of the Belgian Alzheimer Research Foundation and the Queen Elizabeth Medical Foundation, and an executive member of the Belgian Brain Council.
In collaboration with the Faculty of Psychology and Education and the Faculty of Engineering, she founded the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Psychophysiology and Electrophysiology of Cognition (CiPSe) in 2018.
Tél. : +32 65 373570
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Marjorie Olivier graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the Faculty of Engineering (FPMs) in 1991 and went on to obtain a PhD in Applied Sciences from the same faculty in 1996. Since 200…
Applied Science and Engineering Technology Advisor
Marjorie Olivier graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from the Faculty of Engineering (FPMs) in 1991 and went on to obtain a PhD in Applied Sciences from the same faculty in 1996. Since 2007, Prof. Olivier has headed the UMONS Materials Science Unit and is currently one of the scientific directors of the Materia Nova research centre. She chaired the Materials Institute from 2012 to 2016.
She is also a member of the INISMA Management Board, NANO4 and the European Federation of Corrosion.
Marjorie Olivier has recognised expertise in the synthesis of materials and sol-gel surface coatings to replace hexavalent chrome coatings, particularly in the aeronautical field. Having become a specialist in the choice of corrosion inhibitors and the use of electrochemical techniques, she supervises a team of more than 20 researchers developing new conversion treatments and environmentally friendly adhesion promoters. Her team also specialises in the study of corrosion mechanisms related to the use of new materials and in the development of coatings that are protective, self-healing, antibacterial, anti-fingerprint and durable. She has supervised 12 defended theses between 2012 and 2018 and 6 are in progress.
She is the author of more than 110 international publications and maintains many international collaborations with, for example, the University of La Rochelle, the University of São Paulo (USP – Brazil), the University of Trento, the University of Udine, University of Toulouse, and the Institute for Tropical Technology in Hanoï (Vietnam), among others.
She supervises many ongoing projects, including FLYCOAT (Excellence Programme), INTERREG Transport, FEDER Hybroundsurf, BIO-AFP (MecaTech Pole), and PRD ARES-CCD.
Tél. : +32 65 374431
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“Having studied at the universities of Lille 3 and Paris Descartes while simultaneously pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist in the paediatric department of a French hospital, Justine Gaugue h…
Social and Human Sciences Advisor
“Having studied at the universities of Lille 3 and Paris Descartes while simultaneously pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist in the paediatric department of a French hospital, Justine Gaugue has managed the Child and Youth Clinical Psychology Unit since 2011 and has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (FPSE) since October 2018.
She leads and directs research in the field of clinical psychology of babies, children and adolescents. Through her research, the question of parent-child adjustment in situations of psychological and/or somatic vulnerability is explored, as are the psychological processes of becoming parents during periods of pregnancy, pre-natal loss, and chronic disease in children. Her work often involves mixed methodologies, combining qualitative and quantitative inputs.
She represents UMONS in the field of the child clinical psychology, particularly at the Office of Birth and Childhood (ONE) and supported the creation of the non-profit organisation “Accordages”, located in Mons, which carries out perinatal support missions to more fragile families, and which she has chaired since its inception.”
Tél. : +32 65 373166
Vice-rector : Marc Demeuse (FPSE)
Continuing Education Advisor : Christian Delvosalle (FPMs)
Digital Strategies for Teaching Advisor : Bruno De Lièvre (FPSE)
Quality Advisor : Anne Heldenbergh (FWEG)
Marc Demeuse is a Doctor in Psychological Sciences and a statistician. He was a researcher in the Department of Experimental and Theoretical Pedagogy at ULg for more than twelve years. His doctoral th…
Vice-Rector for Education, Quality and Continuing Education
Marc Demeuse is a Doctor in Psychological Sciences and a statistician. He was a researcher in the Department of Experimental and Theoretical Pedagogy at ULg for more than twelve years. His doctoral thesis focused on priority education policies in Francophone Belgium. He received several grants that allowed him to collaborate with the universities of Nijmegen and Burgundy, where he remains a visiting professor. He has been teaching at the University of Mons since 2004 and is responsible for initial and continued teacher training. His research focuses on this area, as well as on the analysis and assessment of education systems, the development of educational tools and the analysis of educational policies.
He is head of the Department of Methodology and Education at the UMONS Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPSE). He is also a member of the Commission de Pilotage de l’enseignement, the Conseil d’administration de l’Institut de Formation en Cours de Carrière (French Community of Belgium), and the Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training (NESET, European network).
He chairs the Conseil d’École de l’École supérieure du professorat et de l’éducation in Lorraine and is involved in the teacher training monitoring committee in France.
Tél. : +32 65 373195
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Christian Delvosalle is a chemical engineer and a Doctor of Applied Sciences at the FPMs, where he heads the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Between 2012 and 2018, he was also Pres…
Continuing Education Advisor
Christian Delvosalle is a chemical engineer and a Doctor of Applied Sciences at the FPMs, where he heads the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. Between 2012 and 2018, he was also President of the UMONS Research Institute for the Science and Management of Risks.
Vice-President of the Walloon Movement for Quality, he has an active role in the fields of chemical engineering, total quality management and industrial safety. He created the Major Risk Research Centre, which is part of the FPMs, and has acquired a real international reputation on account of being involved in many European, federal, regional and industrial contracts. He is a member of the Scientific Council of Ionising Radiation, drawn from the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) for the period 2009-2015, and is also on the Ethics Committee of the National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS) in France.
For almost thirty years, Christian Delvosalle has been heavily involved in the field of continuing education. In 1989, he created the first (and still the only) graduate training programme in Quality Management in Wallonia. He has coordinated the training programme “Prevention Advisor – Level I” at the Faculty for many years.
He is also a member of the ARES Continuing Education and Life-long Learning Commission (COFOC).
Tél. : +32 65 374403
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Bruno De Lièvre is a full professor at the UMONS Faculty of Psychology and Education. He manages a teaching and research unit, the focus of which on digital technology to facilitate learning. Within t…
Digital Strategies for Teaching Advisor
Bruno De Lièvre is a full professor at the UMONS Faculty of Psychology and Education. He manages a teaching and research unit, the focus of which on digital technology to facilitate learning. Within the field of Education Sciences lies the sub-field of Education Technology, which questions the conditions for effective learning to take place. What is analysed is the interaction between pedagogical methods, technological tools and those involved in the educational process, which mainly implicates teachers and learners. Technologies in perpetual evolution (virtual reality, social networks, digital tablets, Web 2.0, etc.) lead to constantly questioning emerging pedagogical practices (MOOCs, mobile learning, hybridisation of training, edu-labs, etc.) and essentially the learning processes that are implemented in these devices (collaborative activities, remote interactions, peer-evaluation, ubiquity, space management, etc.). Bruno De Lièvre actively collaborates with many universities in the South on these topics and has coordinated the “Successful Digital Transition” working group for the Pacte pour un enseignement d’Excellence (pact for excellence in education) in the French Community of Belgium. He interacts with these different objects via different digital platforms, such as Scoop-It, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate.
Tél. : +32 65 373122
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With a degree in applied economics and a doctorate in management sciences from UMH, Anne Heldenbergh teaches corporate finance at UMONS. Since the start of her career, she has been involved in implem…
With a degree in applied economics and a doctorate in management sciences from UMH, Anne Heldenbergh teaches corporate finance at UMONS. Since the start of her career, she has been involved in implementing the ISO certified quality process at the Warocqué School of Business and Economics (FWEG), and was the FWEG’s quality manager for 7 years. When the independent public sector agency AEQES was created in January 2004, she was a member of its Management Board and worked for the agency for 11 years.
Quality assessments in higher education are not foreign to her since she has participated in several university assessment committees in Switzerland, Algeria, Lebanon and France.
Anne Heldenbergh previously served as the Quality Advisor to Rector C. Conti from 2009 to 2014 before assuming the position of Dean of the FWEG from 2014 to 2018.
Tél. : +32 65 373266
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Vice-rector : Pierre Duez (FMP)
International Mobility Advisor : Marta Bonet Bofill (FTI-EII)
Development Cooperation Advisor : Igor Eeckhaut (FS)
On-campus Internationalisation Advisor : Véronique Vitry (FPMs)
A Pharmacist and Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pierre Duez managed the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Food Science and Human Nutrition at ULB for more than 10 years. Appointed full time at UMONS in…
Vice-Rector for International Relations and Mobility
A Pharmacist and Doctor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pierre Duez managed the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Food Science and Human Nutrition at ULB for more than 10 years. Appointed full time at UMONS in 2013, he has created the Therapeutic Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Unit. His team, specialising in the study of natural products, isolates the active principles of plants selected by ethnopharmacology and characterises them structurally and pharmacologically. He is member of the Traditional Chinese Medicines Unit of the European Pharmacopoeia, as well as a member of the Working Party on European Union Monographs and European Union List, the Belgian Pharmacopoeia Commission, the Belgian Commission for the Registration of Veterinary and Herbal Medicines, the Good Practices in Traditional Chinese Medicines Research Association (on the management committee), and the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (subcommittees monitoring pharmaceutical post-marketing and analysis).
Active since 1982 in development cooperation (Algeria, Argentina, Burkina Faso, Uganda, DR Congo, China, Rwanda, Madagascar, and Vietnam), Pierre Duez has participated in many projects and has been (co-)supervisor of theses for students from the South. He is a supervisor at the Institutional Support Department (AI) at the University of Lubumbashi and supervises a Research Project for Development (PRD) for the universities of Ouagadougou and Lubumbashi.
Tél. : +32 65 373509
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Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation since 1997, Marta Bonet Bofill is part of the Specialised Translation and Terminology Unit. Her teaching activities include translat…
International Mobility Advisor
Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation since 1997, Marta Bonet Bofill is part of the Specialised Translation and Terminology Unit. Her teaching activities include translation and terminology, the language and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as the production of speeches for the teaching of conference interpreting. Her applied research activities have led her to collaborate with the European Parliament on a terminology pilot project related to the IATE terminology bank. Outside of her teaching activities, she has supervised several Master’s translation projects in various fields, such as respect for human rights, medical prevention, and prison conditions in Spain. With the support of Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI), she has also conducted several seminars at Bolivian universities to develop the teaching of translation in Bolivia.
For over 15 years, Marta Bonet Bofill has coordinated Erasmus mobility for the Spanish department of the FTI-EII. Influenced by her time as an ERASMUS student at the School of International Interpreters of Mons in 1992, she has always sought to encourage the incoming and outgoing mobility of students and teachers of the FTI-EII. She has also initiated more than a dozen new partnerships with Spain and, more recently, has contributed to the promotion of new agreements in Latin America, in particular with the University of Concepción (UdeC) in Chile. A new collaboration with the University of Havana in Cuba is currently underway.
Tél. : +32 65 373613
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Igor Eeckhaut holds a doctorate in Biology and is a Professor at the Faculty of Science, where he teaches courses on animal biology. Since December 2011, he has been the Director of the Biology of Mar…
Development Cooperation Advisor
Igor Eeckhaut holds a doctorate in Biology and is a Professor at the Faculty of Science, where he teaches courses on animal biology. Since December 2011, he has been the Director of the Biology of Marine Organisms and Biomimetics Laboratory, which focuses on research related to marine life.
His research has led him to carry out several missions in the field, particularly in developing countries, such as Papua New Guinea and Madagascar.
Igor Eeckhaut has been involved in sustainable development and university development cooperation projects since 1998. These have led him to become the co-director of various research structures in south-western Madagascar and the administrator of certain aquaculture spin-off companies. What’s more, he is a Knight of the National Order of Madagascar.
Tél. : +32 65 373470
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Véronique Vitry is a materials science engineer and has a PhD in Applied Sciences from UMONS. She is currently an associate professor and a senior research and teaching associate in the Metallurgy Uni…
On-campus Internationalisation Advisor
Véronique Vitry is a materials science engineer and has a PhD in Applied Sciences from UMONS. She is currently an associate professor and a senior research and teaching associate in the Metallurgy Unit of the Faculty of Engineering. Her research is focused on metal coatings, metal matrix composites and metallurgical processes.
Her courses, many of which are taught in English using the CLIL approach, are mainly on metallurgical processes.
She is the president of the Northern France/Belgium section, and a member of the board, of A3TS (Association des Traitements Thermiques et Traitements de Surface), and is equally invested in ASM International and one of its affiliated companies, the Failure Analysis Society (president of the International Relations Committee, and Women in Materials Engineering committee member).
She is also involved in development cooperation projects and maintains collaborations with Morocco, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Véronique Vitry has held several positions at UMONS as the representative for scientific staff. She has also been the artistic director of the UMONS Student and Staff Band (USSB) since 2010.
Tél. : +32 65 374438
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