Since July 2009, Prof. Kurt Deketelaere has been the Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities.
Before joining LERU, he was the Chief Legal Advisor (2004-2007) and Chief of Staff (2007-2009) of the Flemish Minister for Public Works, Energy, Environment and Nature. He is a Professor of Law at the KU Leuven (although on partial leave since 2007), the university where he studied law (1984-1989), obtained his PhD in law (1989-1995) and has spent his whole academic career. Furthermore, he is an honorary Professor of Law at the University of Dundee, was awarded the Hou-De Honorary Chair at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and has been a visiting Professor of Law at the Universities of London, Sydney and Singapore.
Kurt has published extensively in the field of EU environmental, energy and climate change law, and is the editor of several leading bookseries and journals in that field.
Finally, he chairs the Board of Directors of the Flemish Energy Regulator (VREG), is Chair of the Flemish Environmental Damages Commission, Co-Chair of the Malta Legal Forum on adaptation to climate change, and is on the board of a number of profit (MRBB, AIF) and non-profit (I-Cleantech) organisations in Belgium.
More information on his past and present activities is available on his website.
Voorvechters van fundamenteel onderzoek (p. 32)
(Leidraad, najaar 2012)
Onderzoeksuniversiteiten pal voor 'vijfde vrijheid'
(Science Guide, 31 July 2012)
Jarig LERU weegt steeds meer op Europees onderzoeksbeleid
(Campuskrant, 30 May 2012)
Political sea change provides fresh impetus to Horizon 2020 funding calls
(Science Business, 16 May 2012)
Iter to sting Framework for €280m in 2013
(Research Europe, 9 May 2012)
A good start
(Public Service Review, 14 February 2012)
New ERA heralds circulation boost for European Research
(Times Higher Education, 9 February 2012)
Commission launches last-ditch attempt to create a single EU market for research
(Science Business, 2 February 2012
Spending cuts hit university budgets
(University World News, 9 January 2011)
The university challenge
(Public Service, 6 December 2010)
Universities, research and the "Innovation Union"
(Public Service, 24 November 2010)
Europa bepleit krachtenbundeling in onderzoek en innovatie
(De Tijd, 7 October 2010) - In Dutch
Bernd Huber and Kurt Deketelaere, LERU representatives: "Universities are key drivers of the dynamic research environment in Europe"
(News Universitat de Barcelona, 13 September 2010)
The League of European Research Universities and Professor Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary General of the League of European Research Universities
(Research Media, July 2010)
A promoter of cooperation between universities visited Helsinki
(Helsinki University Bulletin, 17 June 2010)
Voice in Europe
(Reporter, Imperial College London, 20 May 2010)
La ligue des universités de recherche européennes
(aef, 25 March 2010)