Professors

Philip Vergauwen

Dean of the Solvay Brussels School

Are you still hesitating about coming to the Solvay Summer School? Let the dean of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Mr Philip Vergauwen, explain why you should not miss this opportunity !

Mr. Philip Vergauwen chaired the University Council in Maastricht and was previously the Dean of Hasselt and Maastricht University. He has a significant international experience in accreditation (Equis and AACSB), was AACSB Board member. He has a clear vision of internationalisation and a solid international network.

The quality and accessibility of education are at the very core of what our programme aims to provide to our participants. 

The Solvay Summer School is as always appreciative of the amazing line-up of dedicated internationally renowned professors and researchers the programme has the honour to welcome every edition. Not only are they passionate about the topic they teach throughout our different options, they are great speakers as well. 

In line with our brand new addition, the Public Policies option, we are proud to announce that our programme will welcome prestigious experts of this contemporary field. Serving as professors, researchers  and advisors, Public Policies affiliated faculty members have exceptional background and will gladly share their savoir-faire with our students.

With their diverse experience in specialized area of expertise, we entrust our faculty members with the task to convey their knowledge and inspire our participants to be the next generation of change-makers. 

Ms. Caroline Buts

Ms. Caroline Buts

Public Policies

Ms. Caroline Buts is professor at the Department of Applied Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where she teaches European Integration and Competition Policy. She wrote her PhD on the Economics of State aid which, next to defense and peace economics, is still one of her main areas of research.

Since 2014, Caroline is managing editor of the European State Aid Law Quarterly. Since 2017, she is also editorial board member of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review. She advises public and private partners in the area of State aid.

Mr. Julien Cabay

Mr. Julien Cabay

Business Law

Mr. Julien Cabay is Associate Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Associate Professor at Université de Liège (ULiège). At ULB, he holds the Chair in Intellectual Creation and Innovation Law and is codirector of JurisLab, a research unit of the Center for private law located in the FabLab ULB. At ULiège, he teaches in the LL.M. in EU Competition and IP Law and is a member of the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII).

Next to these main affiliations, Julien is also Invited Professor (Gastdocent) at KULeuven (Master of IP& ICT Law), Invited Professor at Centre d’études internationales de la propriété intellectuelle (CEIPI) of University of Strasbourg (University Diploma in AI & IP), Affiliated Researcher at Digital Law Center (DLC) of University of Geneva and member of the Belgian Council for Intellectual Property.

Julien’s research and teaching are focusing on Intellectual Property Law in general, with a focus on Copyright Law. Currently, his core research interests are: Copyright and Contemporary Artistic Practices; Intellectual Property and Freedom of Creation; Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence; Intellectual Property Infringement Tests, Perspective of Cognitive Sciences and Deep Learning; Fundamental Rights and Intellectual Property in the CJEU case law.

Mr. François Koulischer

Mr. François Koulischer

Finance

Mr. François Koulischer is a Research Associate at the Department of Finance of the University of Luxembourg. His research interests are financial intermediation, monetary and macroeconomics and sustainable finance.

Before joining the University of Luxembourg, François was an economist at the central bank of Luxembourg and the Bank of France. Francois holds a Ph.D. from the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Ms. Judith Behrens

Ms. Judith Behrens

Entrepreneurship

Ms. Judith Behrens is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. She is a research fellow of CEBRIG (Centre Emile Bernheim de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Gestion) and iCite (The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies).

In her research, Judith Behrens conducts studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, decision making and innovation outcomes. The aim of her work is to conduct management research that explains how organizations and start-ups can strategically shape change in an increasingly digitalized world. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in leading international academic journals. She is in the editorial review board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Journal of Product Innovation Management. To realize her projects, she was involved in funding activities (e.g., Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Fonds d’Encouragement à la Recherche, Stiftung Industrieforschung).

Mr. Marc Becquet

Mr. Marc Becquet

Public Policies

Mr. Marc Becquet is by education a mechanical and electrical engineer, and he as PhD degree in applied science, both from the ULB. He was from 1984 until 1989 a faculty staff at the Ecole Polytechnique of ULB, working on robotics, CAD/CAM and machine design.

He joined the European Commission at the end of 1989, working at the Joint Research Centre in various posts and location, concentrating on research projects in the nuclear field, material science and in management of research. He was the Director ad interim for Security at the European Commission, then Head of Service of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Luxembourg of the European Commission. Since 1st May 2020, he is Head of Service of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Brussels of the European Commission.

In parallel, he continued his teaching activities at the Solvay Business School of ULB since 1988, first teaching industrial process and since several years emerging technology.

Mr. Jean-François Bellis

Mr. Jean-François Bellis

Business Law

Mr. Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice, and was a partner in the European law department of a major Brussels law firm. Jean-François has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.
Jean-François assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control. He has acted in landmark competition case including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel.

Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles on competition and trade law and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars. He teaches a course on EU competition law at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB) and directs a seminar on competition law at the University of Liège. He also lectures on abuses of dominance at the Brussels School of Competition.

Mr. Anthony Bochon

Mr. Anthony Bochon

Business Law

Mr. Anthony Bochon has a Master’s Degree in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles and obtained a LL.M. in European and Economic Law from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and joined the Brussels Bar the same year. He is a partner at European law Gil Robles – San Bartolome & Partners. He is also an associate lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in innovation law at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Author of many conferences and publications in nanotechnology law, he is one of the most recognized experts in the world on his topic. In January 2014, he was awarded the Jean-Jacques Boels Prize awarded by the Brussels Bar.

Mr. Vincent Mabillard

Mr. Vincent Mabillard

Public Policies

Mr. Vincent Mabillard holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He focused on government transparency and citizen trust in public authorities.

As of 2022, he will be Co-director of the MA in Economic Governance and Public Policy in Europe, in which he will teach several courses, including Management, Innovation and Communication in the Public Sector. His involvement in research networks and his encounters in Switzerland, the United States and Belgium have led to numerous publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.

His research interests include mostly transparency, accountability and performance in the public sector, place branding and marketing strategies, as well as public sector communication.

Mr. Marc Becquet

Mr. Marc Becquet

Public Policies

Mr. Marc Becquet is by education a mechanical and electrical engineer, and he as PhD degree in applied science, both from the ULB. He was from 1984 until 1989 a faculty staff at the Ecole Polytechnique of ULB, working on robotics, CAD/CAM and machine design.

He joined the European Commission at the end of 1989, working at the Joint Research Centre in various posts and location, concentrating on research projects in the nuclear field, material science and in management of research. He was the Director ad interim for Security at the European Commission, then Head of Service of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Luxembourg of the European Commission. Since 1st May 2020, he is Head of Service of the Office for Infrastructure and Logistics Brussels of the European Commission.

In parallel, he continued his teaching activities at the Solvay Business School of ULB since 1988, first teaching industrial process and since several years emerging technology.

Mr. Jean-François Bellis

Mr. Jean-François Bellis

Business Law

Mr. Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice, and was a partner in the European law department of a major Brussels law firm. Jean-François has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.
Jean-François assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control. He has acted in landmark competition case including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel.

Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles on competition and trade law and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars. He teaches a course on EU competition law at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB) and directs a seminar on competition law at the University of Liège. He also lectures on abuses of dominance at the Brussels School of Competition.

Mr. Anthony Bochon

Mr. Anthony Bochon

Business Law

Mr. Anthony Bochon has a Master’s Degree in Law from the Université libre de Bruxelles and obtained a LL.M. in European and Economic Law from the University of Cambridge in 2011 and joined the Brussels Bar the same year. He is a partner at European law Gil Robles – San Bartolome & Partners. He is also an associate lecturer and Ph.D. candidate in innovation law at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Author of many conferences and publications in nanotechnology law, he is one of the most recognized experts in the world on his topic. In January 2014, he was awarded the Jean-Jacques Boels Prize awarded by the Brussels Bar.

Mr. Vincent Mabillard

Mr. Vincent Mabillard

Public Policies

Mr. Vincent Mabillard holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He focused on government transparency and citizen trust in public authorities.

As of 2022, he will be Co-director of the MA in Economic Governance and Public Policy in Europe, in which he will teach several courses, including Management, Innovation and Communication in the Public Sector. His involvement in research networks and his encounters in Switzerland, the United States and Belgium have led to numerous publications in peer-reviewed academic journals.

His research interests include mostly transparency, accountability and performance in the public sector, place branding and marketing strategies, as well as public sector communication.

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