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Jean-Pierre De Greve

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Speech topic: Astronomy for human capacity building – universities and research
Professor in Astrophysics, Former Vice-rector for International Relations. Chair of the university’s Working Group on Science Coimmunication. Member of the Steering Committee of UNICA, the network of Universities of European Capital Cities. Member of the Scientific Committee of Flanders Technology International (FTI) and of the Science Center Technopolis (since 1996). Member of Task Force 1 of the Office for Astronomy Development of the IAU, IAU Commission 46 President (Astronomy Education and Development).
Chair Department of Physics 2006-2009. Faculty coordinator for Student Mobility 2006-2009. Dean of Vesalius College: 2000-2006. Member of  French Comité Nationale d’Evaluation de la Recherche (CNER, Paris, France, 2006-2007). Belgian member of the Nato Science Committee (1994-1999). Member of the Open University Validation Board UK, 1999-2001. Scientific Council of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, 1995-2003 (chairman since 1998).