Piet Van Hove

Piet Van Hove is Director (since 2005) of the International Relations Office of the University of Antwerp, Belgium (www.uantwerp.be). He first started his career in internationalization of higher education in 1996. He serves as Chairman of the Board (since 2011) of Flanders Knowledge Area vzw (formerly Flamenco vzw), the Brussels-based agency for international promotion of Flemish higher education and research institutions (www.flandersknowledgearea.be). In the past he served as a member of the IRM Board and the General Council of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). Piet is also a non-executive board member of APOPO vzw (since 2008). APOPO is social enterprise (NGO) which trains and uses giant African pouched rats for humanitarian detection purposes, notably detecting landmines and tuberculosis among vulnerable populations in Africa and Asia (www.apopo.org).