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Titulars

2017-2018

Alexander GILLESPIE
University of Waikato – New Zealand
Human Sciences – EU Environmental law
UGent – UCLouvain

François CREPEAU
Mc Gill University – Canada
Human Sciences – Droit International – intérêts des Etats et droits fondamentaux des migrants
UCLouvain – UA-UGent-ULB-ULg-Université Saint Louis

Clément SANCHEZ
Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Collège de France
Exact Sciences – Chemistry of Hubrid Materials – Nanomaterials and hybrids for energy, health and environment, bioinspired materials
UCLouvain
– UNamur – KULeuven

John F. MARKO (Collen-Francqui)
Northwestern University – Chicago – USA
Exact Sciences – Physics of DNA and chromosomes – dynamical and structural properties of chromosome
KULeuven – ULB – UHasselt

2016-2017

Regius Professor Neil WALKER
University of Edinburgh – United Kingdom
Human Sciences – Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations

KULeuven – ULB
Inaugural Lecture February 27, 2017 : Europe : Imagining the first post-state Polity

Steven VALLAS
Northeastern University, Boston – USA
Human SciencesSociology & Anthropology

KULeuven – UHasselt – UCLouvain – VUB – UGent – ULG – UA – ULB

Charles S. Sydnor Professor Robert CALDERBANK
Duke University, Director of the Information Initiative, Was Professor Princeton and vice president Research AT&T – USA – USA
Exact Sciences – Electrical engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
VUB – UGent – KULeven – UCLouvain – ULB

2015-2016

Michelle CRASKE
University of California, Los Angeles – USA
Human Sciences – Psychology

KULeuven – UGent
Inaugural Lecture May 3, 2017 : Optimising extinction Learning during exposure therapy

Wolfgang SCHÖN
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, München – Germany
Human Sciences – Public Finance

UA – ULg
Inaugural Lecture March 16, 2017 : The Future of International Tax Law

Rodney FOX
Iowa State University, Ames – USA
Chemical & Biological Engineering

UGent – ULB – UCLouvain – Von Karman Institute – Belgian Combustion Institute – Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie
Inaugural Lecture December 7, 2016 : Multiscale Modeling in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Michael ZALUTSKY (Collen-Francqui International Professor)
Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina – USA
Neuro-Oncolgy Research

VUB – ULg – KULeuven
Inaugural Lecture January 12, 2017 : Targeted radionuclide therapy

2014-2015

Peter VEKILOV
University of Houston – USA, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and dept. of Chemistry
Exact Sciences

VUB – ULB – FUNDP
Inaugural Lecture March 3, 2015 : Non-Classical Nucleation of Crystals

Philippe LE PRESTRE
Université Laval – Canada, Dept de Sciences Politiques
Human Sciences

FUSL – UGent – ULB
Inaugural Lecture October 6, 2015 : Global environmental governance – Analytical questions and policy implications

2013-2014

Shanto IYENGAR
Stanford University – USA
Human Sciences – Political Sciences 

UA – ULB – KULeuven
Inaugural Lecture March 31, 2014 : Fear and Loathing Across Party Lines.  The Polarization of America

Francis HALZEN
University of Wisconsin, Dept. of Physics – USA
Exact Sciences – Physics

VUB – ULB – UGent – UMons – UA – ULg – KULeuven
Inaugural Lecture May 12, 2014 : Extreme Astrophysics with Neutrinos : IceCube at the South Pole
Francqui-Solvay workshop on ‘neutrinos: from reactors to the cosmos’.Brussels, 27-29 May 2015

David PAULS
Harvard Medical School – USA
Biological and Medical Sciences – Psychiatry

KULeuven – UGent – ULB – UHasselt
Inaugural Lecture January 24, 2014 : The genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders : past, present and future

2012-2013

Victor STOICHITA
Fribourg University, Dept. of Historical Sciences – Switzerland
Human Sciences – History of art and archeology
UCLouvain – ULB – KULeuven – UA – ULg
Inaugurale Lecture February 14, 2014 : Quand la vision s’incarne : images des visions et visions d’images

Bruce Ernest LOGAN
The Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Civil and Environment Engineering – USA
Exact Sciences – Environmental technology
UGent – UA – UCLouvain
Inaugurale Lecture Oktober 16, 2013 : Microbial Fuel Cell and Reverse Electrodialysis Technologie for Renewable Power Generation From Biomass and salinity Gradients

Kardar MEHRAN
Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), Dept. of Physics – USA
Exact Sciences – condensed matter physics
KULeuven – ULg
Inaugurale Lecture August 2, 2013 : The force of nothing : Attraction and Repulsion in the Quantum Void

2011-2012

Heikki PIHLAJAMAKI
University of Helsinki, faculty of Law/Legal History/Comparative Law – Finland
Human Sciences – Legal History/Comparative Law
UGent – VUB
Inaugural Lecture Oktober 24, 2012 : Lay Judges n criminal trials : Historical remnants or living law? Comparative remarks on western legal history – Colloquium March 15 & 16, 2013 Laymen as Judges in European Courts – Comparative Legar History of procedural law in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Patty GERSTENBLITH
DePaul University College of Law, director center for art, museum & cultural heritage law – USA
Human Sciences – Art and Cultural heritage law
KULeuven – ULB – UHasselt – UA

2010-2011

Jostein GRIPSRUD
University of Bergen, Dept. of Information Science and Media Studies – Norway
Human Sciences – Media and Communication Studies
VUB – UGent – ULB
Inaugural Lecture March 14, 2011 : Till the public do us part….National identity and the public sphere

John KING
North Carolina State University, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources – USA
Biological and Medical Sciences – Forest Ecology/Tre Ecophysiology
UA – UHasselt – UCLouvain – KUL
Inaugural Lecture May 2, 2011 : Role of forests for industry, society and environment

2009-2010
Gert J. J. BIESTA
University of Stirling, Institute of Education, Scotland – UK
Human Sciences – Education – Citizenship, democracy and civic learning.
UGent – KUL
Inaugural Lecture February 17, 2011 : Learning in Public Places : Civic Learning for the 21st Century – Colloquium June 7 & 8, 2011 : Learning in Public Places : Theorising and Researching Civic Learning

Jerrold LEVINSON
University of Maryland, Dept. of Philosophy – USA
Human Sciences – Philosophy
KUL – UCL – ULB – UGent – UA

Ingrid DAUBECHIES
Princeton Univ., Dept. of Mathematics & Program in Applied Computational Mathematics – USA Exact Sciences – Applied Mathematics
VUB – ULB – UCL – UGent.
Inaugural Lecture February 1, 2010 : Discrete differential geometry and measuring similarity between surfaces

Uzy SMILANSKY
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot – Israël
Exact Sciences – Theoretical Physics – Physics of Complex Systems
ULB – UCL

2008-2009
Martha HOWELL
Columbia University, New York – USA
Human Sciences – History
ULB – UGent – UA
Inaugural Lecture November 18, 2008 : Commerce Before Capitalism : market culture in cities of the Low Countries, 1300-1600

Petros MAVROIDIS
Columbia University, New York – USA en Université de Neufchâtel, Zwitserland
Human Sciences – International, public right
KUL – UCL
Inaugural Lecture October 6, 2009 : A Preference for Multilateralism ? A Review of the WTO’s Inability to Discipline Preferential Trade A

David HARVEY
City University of New York, New York City – USA
Human Sciences – Social and Economical Geography
KUL – UGent – VUB – ULB – UCL – ULg – FUNDP

Patricia ZAMBRYSKI
University of California, Berkley – USA
Biological and Medical Sciences – Plant en Microbiële Biologie, Celbiologie, Genetica
UGent – VUB
Inaugural Lecture June 25, 2009 : Agrobacterium and plasmodesmata : mediators of transport of nucleic acid and protein into and between plant cells

lecture program

2007-2008

Erik DEMAINE
M.I.T. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Cambridge  – USA
Exact sciences : Computer sciences : Algorithmic Research in Geometric folding and Inka Khipu
ULB – UCL – FUSAGX – VUB
Inaugural Lecture November 19, 2008 : Mathematics meets Art, Puzzles, and Magic : Fun with Algorithms

Marcel MAZOYER
Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon – France
Biological sciences: Agronomy
ULB – UCL – FUSAGX
Inaugural Lecture April 21, 2008 : La fracture agricole et alimentaire mondiale, causes, conséquences et perspectives

Michael THERIEN
Duke University, Durham, NC – USA
Exact sciences – Chemistry
KUL – FUNDP – Univ. HASSELT – UMH – ULB
Inaugural Lecture September 19, 2008 : In Vitro Diagnostics and In Vivo Optical Imaging Enable by Brightly Soft-Matter Nanoscale Vesicles – International Symposium May 18-19, 2009 : Molecular and Nanoscale Materials for Electronics, Optics, and Médicine

2006-2007

Marc KEIRSE
Flinders University, Adelaide – Australie
Biological & medical sciences – Gynecology Obstetric
KUL – Acad. Centr. voor huisartsgeneeskunde (Leuven) – UA
Inaugural Lecture December 10, 2007 : Evidence-Based Medicine : vivid, livid or rigid ?

Vivien Ann SCHMIDT
Boston University – USA
Human sciencs – Politics
ULB – UCL
Symposium May 15, 2007 : The Contingent Legitimacy of the European Union

Henk VAN DER VORST
Utrecht University – The Netherlands
Exact sciences – Plasma-astrofysica
KUL – UGent – VUB – ULB – UCL – UA
Inaugural Lecture November 14, 2006 : Big problems, beautiful solutions – Symposium April 20, 2007 : Krylov methodes

2005-2006

Miguel ABENSOUR
Université de Paris 7 – France
Human sciences– Political philsophy
ULB – ULg – UCL
Inaugural Lecture December 1, 2005 : Du bon usage de l’hypothèse de la servitude volontaire

Geert BEKAERT
Columbia University, New York – USA
Human sciences– International Economy
University of Gent – University of Antwerp – Catholic University of Leuven

Marc VIDAL
Danna Farber Cancer Institute, Boston – USA
Biological & medical sciences : ELLE – Evolving Life Life Evolving
FUNDP – ULB – FUSAGX
Inaugural Lecture May 9, 2006 : Interactome networks – Symposium December 21, 2006 : ELLE – Evolving Life Life Evolving

2004-2005

Leon CHUA
University of California, Berkeley – USA
Exact Sciences : Nonlinear circuits and cellular neural network
KUL – VUB – UCL – ULg
Inaugural Lecture June 22, 2005 : A nonlinear dynamics perspective of wolfram’s new kind of Science, From bernoulli shift to Universal Computation – Symposium July 13, 2006 : What’s new in Wolfram ‘s new kind of science ? 

Joaquim GOMIS
Universitat de Barcelona – Spain
Exact Sciences : Theoretical physics
KUL – VUB – ULB
Inaugural Lecture Februari 11, 2005 : Gravity, Strings & Branes

William ICKES
University of Texas, Arlington – USA
Human Sciences
UGent – UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 9, 2005 – Empathy and Everyday Mind Reading: Fact or Fiction ?

Robert MNOOKIN
Harvard Law School, Cambridge – USA
Human sciences – Law and Alternativ Dispute Resolution
KUL – VUB – ULB – ULg
Inaugural Lecture March 21, 2006 : Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law. The Lawyer as Negotiator – Symposium November 14, 2006

Dorit RAVID
Tel Aviv University – Israel
Human sciences – Psycholinguistics
UA – ULB
Symposium December 2-3, 2005 : on the Development of Noun Plurals

2003-2004

Nodia  GHIA
Caucasian Institute, Tbilisi – Republic of Georgia
Human sciences : Political Sciences : democratization theory and nationalism
VUB – KUL – UA – UCL
Inaugurale Lecture September 13, 2004 : European Values, Democratization and conflict Resolution : What is the Impact of Eurpeanization on EU Peripheries ? 

Stephen  PORTNOY
University of Illinois – USA
Exact sciences : Statistics
ULB – KUL – UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 7, 2005 : Conditional quantiles : Reveling in the charm of variety

Peter  TAYLOR
Lougborough University, Leicestershire – United Kingdom
Exact sciences : Geography
UGent – KUL – VUB
Inaugural Lecture October, 2004 : World-Systems Analysis and Globalization » – Symposium January 13-14, 2005

Alberto  VARVARO
Universita di Napoli – Italy
Human sciences : Philology
ULg– UGent – UCL – FUNDP
Inaugural Lecture October 23, 2003 : Le Livre IV des Chroniques de Jean Froissart : problèmes d’édition et problèmes d’interprétation

2002-2003

Thomas BECKER
University of Delaware, Newark – USA
Human sciences
UCL – ULg – UGent
Inaugural Lecture February 13, 2003 : The multiple Commitments Approach to Understanding Employee Attachment – Symposium May 28, 2003 : Conceptual and methodological advances in the study of employee commitment

John J. JONAS
McGill University Montréal, Quebec – Canada
Exact sciences : sciences of materials
UGent – KUL – UCL
Inaugural Lecture November 28, 2002 : The effect of Dynamic Strain Aging and Rate Sensitivity on Texture Formation under warm rolling conditions – Symposium May 9, 2003 : Current trends in advance metals precessing and modelling

Carlo OSSOLA
Collège de France, Paris – France
Literary sciences
KUL – UA – VUB
Inaugural Lecture February 19, 2003 : L’inachevé dans les arts
Symposium October 13, 2003 : L’avenir de nos origines : problèmes de tradition des textes

Jean-Claude ROEGIERS
University of Oklahoma – USA
Exact sciences
ULg – KUL – ULB
Inaugural Lecture January 23, 2003 : Ingénieur Pétrolier….discipline en voie de disparition…ou domaine d’avenir ? – Symposium June 10-13, 2003 : Naturally fractured Rock Formations

2001-2002

Marcel  DETIENNE
John Hopkins University, Baltimore  –  USA
Human sciences : Anthropology
ULg – UCL – ULB
Inaugural Lecture December 9, 2002 : Les Dieux du politique dans les cités Grecques
Symposium May 19-20, 2003 : La diète des Dieux une approche comparative des polythéismes

Hannes LICHTE
Dresden University  – Germany
Exact Sciences : Physics
UA – KUL
Inaugural Lecture June 28, 2002:The Electron :Particle and Wave – Symposium February4, 2005

Gary J. LONG
University of Missouri, Rolla – USA
Exact sciences : Physics
ULg – UMH – UGent – ULB – KUL – UCL
Symposium June 4, 2003 : Nuclear techniques for the characterization of modern magnetic materials

2000-2001

Joseph APPELBAUM
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv – Israel
Exact sciences – Applied physics : electricity
KUL – VUB
Symposium February 5-6, 2002

Sir Anthony CHEETHAM
University of California – USA
Exact sciences : Chimistry – Novel Material
FUNDP – KUL
Inaugural Lecture January 28, 2002 : Mendleev’s palette : « recent developments in inorganic materials

John Alfred COLLINS
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario – Canada
Biological & medical sciences :  Obstetric Gynecology
VUB – KUL
Inaugural Lecture November 14, 2000 : Evidence-based medicine : a way out of conflict

John DEVINE
University of Cape Town, Cape Town – Zouth Africa
Human sciences :  Maritime law
VUB – Ugent
Final Conference 17 Mai 2002 : Protection of the marine environment

Janus KOZLOWSKI
University of Cracau – Poland
Human sciences : Prehistory
ULg – Ugent – VUB
Inaugural Lecture March 22, 2001 : l’origine de l’homme moderne : paléontologie humaine et palethnologie – Symposium June 26, 2001  : L’Histoire de l’Homme préhistorique en Europe

Norman MARCH
Oxford University – United Kingdom
Exact Sciences : Chemistry
UA – VUB
Inaugural Lecture April 18, 2001 : Quantum mechanics has accounted for a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry – Symposium Febraury 1, 2002 – The Scientific Research Comunity : Quantum Chemistry : fundamental and applied aspects of Density functional theory

1999-2000

William J. LUCAS
University of California – USA
Biological & medical sciences : Biology
UA – UGent – UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 2, 2001 : RNA-Based information superhighway : evolution and function – Symposium 8 June 2001 : Information processing systems in plants

Jana JURECKOVA
Charles University, Prague – Czech Republic
Exact sciences
ULB – LUC – VUB
Inaugural Lecture March 2, 2000 : Stochastics in Prague : a historical perspective, and some personal recollections – Symposium September 8-9, 2000 : Brussels-Prague Statistics Seminar

 

1998-1999

Keith BEVEN
University of Lancaster – United Kingdom
Exact Sciences
KUL – VUB
Inaugural Lecture January 20, 2000 : Environmental modelling : an uncertain future ?
Symposium April 12-15, 2000 : The future of Distributed Modelling in Hydrology

Paul J. DE WEER
University of Philadelphia – U.S.A
Human sciences : Sociology Physiology
KUL – ULB – LUC
Inaugural Lecture October 13, 2000 : Biophysical properties, regulation and physiological role of the Na/K ATPase

Marshall LINDHEIMER
University of Chicago – U.S.A
Biological & medical sciences : Gynecology Obstetric
KUL – ULg
Inaugural Lecture September 24, 1999 : Research in academic clinical medicine –Symposium December 18, 2000 : Medical problems in pregnancy

Nasser PEYGHAMBARIAN
University of Arizona, Tucson – U.S.A
Exact sciences : Physics – Optic
KUL – ULg – UMH
Inaugural Lecture June 14, 1999 : Plastic Electronics and optoelectronics

1997-1998

Derek BREWER
Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Human sciences :  Literature
ULg – KUL – UCL
Inaugural Lecture January 12, 1998

Thomas S. FERGUSON
University of California, Los Angeles – U.S.A.
Exact sciences : Mathematics
ULB – KUL – LUC
Inaugural Lecture March 20, 1997 : Optimal Stopping and Applications 

Samuel REFETOFF
University of Chicago, Illinois – U.S.A.
Biological & medical sciences : Molecular endocrinology
ULB – UCL

Herbert WAGNER
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München – Allemagne
Sciences Exactes :  Physique
UA – KUL

1996-1997

Eddie COHEN
The Rockefeller University, New York – U.S.A.
Theoretical physics
ULB – KUL – UCL

Yuri Ivanovich MANIN
Max-Planck-Institut, Bonn – Germany
Exact sciences : Mathematics
UA – KUL – Ugent – LUC – VUB
Inaugural Lecture November 28, 1996 – Symposium March 12-14, 1997

James Vernon ODOM
West Virginia University, Morgantown, – U.S.A
Biological & medical sciences : Psychology of vision
KUL – UGent
Inaugural Lecture December 3, 1996 – Symposium July 1996

Georges ROSSBrandeis University, Cambridge, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Sciences Humaines :  Sociologie – Relations Professionnelles
ULB – UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 28, 1998

Mark SNYDER
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, – U.S.A.
Human sciences :  Psychology
UCL – KUL – ULB

1995-1996

Frederick A. FREY
M.I.T. – Cambridge, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Exact sciences :  Petrology-Geochemistry
ULB – KUL
Inaugural Lecture November 7, 1996

David R.G. MILNER  
University of Auckland – New Zealand
Biological & medical sciences
KUL – UCL

Edgar THILL
Université de Clermont-Ferrand,  France
Human sciences – Psychology of Sports
ULB – UCL – VUB

1994-1995

Donald DAVIDSON
University of California, Berkeley – U.S.A
Human Sciences :  Phylosophy – The sources of objectivity
KUL
Inaugural Lecture October 17, 1994 – The sources of objectivity

Yngve ÖHRN
University of Uppsala, Sweden and University of Florida, Gainesville, – U.S.A.
Exact sciences :  Physics
FUNDP– ULg – UA

Rodney WATSON
University of Manchester, West Yorkshire – United Kingdom
Human sciences :  Sociology
UCL – ULg – UA

Robert WILLIAMSON
Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne – Australia
Biological and Medical Sciences
UA – VUB – UGent

1993-1994

Karl-Hermann MEYER
University of Mainz – Germany
Biological and medical sciences : Medicine
KUL

Gilles NADEAU
University of Moncton – Canada
Human sciences : Psychology
ULB
Inaugural Lecture March 23, 1994 – Identification et choix des critères et des indicateurs de qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur

Bernard LEBLEU
Univ. des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc de Montpellier II – France
Biological & medical science : Molecular genetic
FUNDP

Constantin KELK
Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht – The Netherlands
Human sciences : Law
VUB
Inaugural Lecture February 4, 1994 : Veranderende mensbeelden in het strafrecht

Henri KAGAN
Université de Paris-Sud – France
Catalyse asymétrique et chimie organométallique
UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 4, 1994 : La gauche et la droite : du monde vivant à la chimie

Jacobus Adrianus Antonius VAN DOORN
Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam – The Netherlands
Human Sciences – Sociology
UA

Alain de LIBERA
Directeur de l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris – France
Human Sciences : Histoire des théologies chrétiennes dans l’Occident Médiéval
ULg
Inaugural Lecture January 25, 1994 : La philosophie du Moyen Age Continuités et rupture

1992-1993

Preben W. WILLEBERG
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg – Denmark
Biological & medical sciences : Immunology and epidemiology in veterinary  medicine
UGent

Hans DAALDER
University of Leiden – The Netherlands
Human sciences: Social sciences
KUL
Inaugural Lecture November 17, 1992 : Politieke Uitdagingen aan de vergelijkende politieke wetenschap

Emmanuel TODD
Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques, Paris – France
Political sciences
ULB
Inaugural Lecture February 3, 1993 : Structures familiales et valeurs ideologiques : La composante primitive des sociétés industrielles

Pierre TRUDEL
Université de Montréal – Canada
Human sciences – Public law
FUNDP

Marcos ROJKIND
Yeshiva University – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New-York -U.S.A. Biological & Medical sciences : Medicine and pharmacy
VUB
Inaugural Lecture March 19, 1993 : Pathology of cirrhosis

Bernard Jean TESTA
University of Lausanne – Switzerland
Biological and medical sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture March 4, 1993 – La conception des médicaments : comment les pharmacochimistes apprennent a parler aux cellules

Herman PLEIJ
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Human sciences – History of Dutch Literature
UA

Colin MAYER
City University Business school, London – United Kingdom
Human Sciences – Economics : Corporate Control
ULg
Inaugural Lecture March 31, 1993 : Ownership

1991-1992

David E. RUMELHART
Stanford University, California – U.S.A.
Connectionist approaches in cognitive science
Ugent

Marian Ch. HORZINEK
University of Utrecht – The Netherlands
Biological & medical sciences : Veterinary medicine – Immunology – Virology
ULg
Inaugural Lecture October 14, 1992 : Evolution of RNA viruses

Vincenzo BALZANI
University of Bologne – Italy
Chemistry
KUL
Inaugural Lecture March 2, 1992 : Molecular and supramolecular photochemistry

Georges CONTOGEORGIS
University of Athènes – Greece
Political sciences
ULB
Inaugural Lecture February 12, 1992 – Conditions de la démocratie : du pluralisme preprésentatif au pluralisme démocratique

Willem K.B. HOFSTEE
University of Groeningen – The Netherlands
Human sciences – Psychology
VUB
Inaugural Lecture May 22, 1992 – Persoonlijkheidseigenschappen : de caleidoscoop van individuele verschillen  

Colette ROLAND
Université de la Sorbonne (Paris I) – France
Computer science
FUNDP

Frans DEBRUYNE
University of Nijmegen – The Netherlands
Biological & medical sciences : Urology
UA

1990-1991

Nick REIJERS
Technische Universiteit Delft – The Netherlands
Flexibele produktie automatisering
UGent

Manfred HILLER
Université de Duisburg – Germany
Computer-aided Kinematics and Dynamics of Multibody Systems 
ULg
Inaugural Lecture March 5, 1991 – Modelling and Simulation of Complex Multibody Systems

Pierre LEGENDRE
Université de Paris I – Sorbonne – France
Human sciences – Histoiry of law
KUL
Inaugural Lecture March 1, 1991 – La fonction normative, version occidentale

Peter D. WAGNER
University of San Diego, California – U.S.A.
Biological & medical sciences – Medicine
ULB– KUL
Inaugural Lecture March 28, 1991 : General cardioresiratory response to exercise

Robert David ADAMS
University of Bristol – United Kingdom
Exact sciences – Applied mecanics
VUB
Inaugural Lecture February 20, 1991 : From checking choppers to changing cello’s

1989-1990

Basil MARKESINIS
University of London “Queen Mary College” – United Kingdom
Differences in the legal background
UGent

Willem Albert WAGENAAR
Université de Leiden – The Netherlands
Human sciences : experimental and theoretical psychology
KUL
Inaugural Lecture February 19, 1991 : Waar logica faalt en verhalen overtuigen : een beschouwing over het strafrechterlijk bewijs

Pierre GERBET
Université de Paris – Institut d’études politiques – France
Human sciences – Politics
ULB
Inaugural Lecture February 8, 1990 : La Dynamique de la construction européenne

1988-1989

Dominique COMAR
Institut de Recherche Fondamentale, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Saclay – France
Nuclear Medicine
ULg
Inaugural Lecture October 17, 1989 : Tomographie d’Emission de Positons, état actuel et perspective

George MORRISON
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York – U.S.A
Analytical chemistry – Trace and Micro Analysis
UA

1987-1988

Alain PAVE
Université Claude Bernard, Lyon – France
Artificial intelligence in biotechnology and natural resources management
UGent

Gerhard DUELEN
Technische Universität,  Berlin – Germany
Exact sciences  : Electricity Robottechnology
KUL
Inaugural Lecture October 7, 1987 : Trends de Besturing van Produktiesystemen 

Fred T. MACKENZIE
University of Hawaii – U.S.A.
Geology
ULB
Inaugural Lecture April  21, 1988 : Biogeochemical cycles in the evolution of the earth and human impact

Jacques BENVENISTE
Université de Paris-Sud (Paris XI) – France
Biological & medical sciences : experimental pathology – Immunopathology
FUNDP0

Guy SERBAT
Sorbonne, Paris – France
Human Sciences – Linguistique latine
UCL
Inaugural Lecture October 7, 1988 – Linguistique latine et linguistique générale

1986-1987

Helmut RINGSDORF
University of Gutenberg, Mainz – Germany
Macromolecular Chemistry
ULg
Inaugural Lecture March 7, 1988 : Synthesis, structure and properties of thermotropic polymeric liquid crystals

Allan R. ROBINSON – at honorary titel
University of Harvard – U.S.A.
Astrophysics – Geophysics – Oceanography
ULg

Dietrich RUESCHEMEYER
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island – U.S.A.
Human Sciences – Sociology
VUB
Inaugural Lecture 26 October 1987 – States and social change

1985-1986

Sir James BLACK
King’s College Medical School, London – Great-Britain
Managing to find new drugs
Ugent

Carl K. EICHER
Michigan State University – U.S.A.
Biological & Medical Sciences – Economical Sciences – Agriculture
KUL
Inaugural Lecutre February 6, 1986 : Transforming African Agriculture : Lessons from 25 years of Independence – Western Science and african hunger

Enrico CLEMENTI
Director of research department of IBM, San José, California – U.S.A.
ULB
Inaugural Lecture March 4, 1986 : From small to large chemical systems – theory, computer simulations and experimental verifications

Joseph GREENBERG
University of Haïfa – Israel
Economical Sciences – A theory of rational social interaction : a new integrative approach to game theory with selected applications in the fields of economics and political science
FUNDP

1984-1985

Michel GRESSET
University of Paris VII – France
Human Sciences
ULg
Inaugural Lecture January 11, 1985 : D’Aristote aux Sciences de l’Homme

M.R.Byron PIPES
University of Delaware, Newark – U.S.A.
La mécanique des matérieux composites
UCL

Bernard POTTIER
University of Paris IV – France
Human Sciences
VUB
Inaugural Lecture January 21, 1985 – Sémantique, syntaxe, pragmatique dans la communication linguistique

William Wolfgang HOLDHEIM
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York – U.S.A.
Reflecties over het detective-verhaal
UA

1983-1984

Claude LEVY-LEBOYER
University René Descartes, Paris – France
Psychology – La crise des motivations : un thème prioritaire pour la psychologie
UGent

Ian Mc GILLIVRAY
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen – Scotland
Biological and Medical Sciences – Obstetrics and Gynaecology
KUL
Inaugural Lecture March 29, 1984 : The tragedy of twinning

Norma C. GYSBERS
University of Columbia, Missouri – U.S.A.
Psychological sciences
VUB
Inaugural Lecture February 23, 1984 : Career development programs in agencies business and industry

Giorgio BENEDEK
University of Milan – Italy
The role of surface vibrations in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of solid surfaces and interfaces
FUNDP

1982-1983

Edgar MORIN
Directeur de Recherches au CNRS, Paris – France
Human Sciences – Sociology
UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 27, 1984 : La connaissance de la connaissance

Emilius A.A. LUIJTEN
University of Nijmegen – The Netherlands
Human Sciences
VUB
Inaugural Lecture October 29, 1982 : Het nieuwe Brugerlijk Wetboek in Nederland

1981-1982

Benzion FUCHS
University of Tel-Aviv – Israël
The anomeric effect and gauche effect;structural and reactivity aspects
Ugent

Hans Robert JAUSS
University of Konstanz – Germany
Human Sciences
KUL
Inaugural Lecture October, 1982 : Verstehen – Auslegen – Anwenden (Einführung in die literarische Hermeneutik

Eugène F. FAMA
University of Chicago – U.S.A.
Economy
ULB
Inaugural Lecture April 20, 1982 : Interest rates and inflation

1980-1981

James WOODS
Iowa State University – U.S.A.
Mechanical Engineering – Control of indoor environment
Ugent
Inaugural Lecture May 5, 1981 : Overall Energy Effectiveness. Problems, methods, solutions, and expected results

Michel FOUCAULT
Collège de France, Paris
Criminology
UCL
Inaugural Lecture April 2, 1981 : Mal faire, dire vrai, Fonctions de l’aveu

1979-1980

Michel TRAISNEL
University of Lille II – France
Biological & Medical Sciences – The quality of medication and the good practice of fabricaton
Ugent

Gary D. EPPEN
University of Chicago – U.S.A.
Industrial Engineering
KUL
Inaugural Lecture April 25, 1980 : Logistics Management – Mathemathics and Managers

1978-1979

Oto BARTA
Louisiana State University – U.S.A.
Biological & Medical Sciences – Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology
ULg
Inaugural Lecture April 25, 1979 : l’Immunologie clinique vétérinaire : ses perspectives

Serge MOSCOVICI
Van Leer Foundation at Jerusalem – Israel
Human Sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture March 8, 1979 : Collective psychology and evolution of idea

Edward Shils
University of Chicago en Cambridge – U.S.A.
Human Sciences
KUL
Symposium January 12, 1979 : Tradition

Carel F. VAN PARERREN
University of Utrecht – The Netherlands
Human Sciences – Psychology
VUB
Inaugural Lecture January 10, 1979 – Het handelingsmodel in de leerpsychologie

1977-1978

Pierre A. LALIVE
Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva – Switzerland
International Law
ULB
Inaugural Lecture March 9, 1978 : Questions actuelles du Droit des contrats internationaux

1976-1977

H.J.J. WELLENS
Universty of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Biological & Medical sciences : Recent advances in understanding and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
ULg
Inaugural Lecture November 8, 1976 : Prognosis and treatment of cardiac arrythmias in acute myocardial infarction

Jean CHAUSSIDON
Director of research INRA, Fontenay Le Fleury – France
UCL
Inaugural Lecture March 11, 1977 : Le sol, milieu poreux structuré, et ses interactions avec l’eau et les solutions

Arthur PILLA
Columbia University, New York – U.S.A.
Bioelectrochemistry
UB
Inaugural Lecture May 24, 1977 : Laplace plane analysis of electrode kinetics : A unified approach to potential controlled impedance studies

John SHEPHERD
Mayo Mecial School – U.S.A.
Biological & Medical Sciences : Hemodynamic
UA

1975-1976

Xavier PERLIA
Institut de Parmarcie de l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Zurich
Pharmacology
ULB

Inaugural Lecture March 31, 1976 : Propriétés physico-chimiques activités pharmacologiques

Henri ARZELIES
Faculté de Sciences de Bordeaux – France
The bases of relativity
UGent

Peter C. COMPES
Bergische Univesität-Gesamtschule, Wuppertal – Germany
Exact sciences : Technic of security
KUL

1974-1975

Gianfranco CHIAROTTI
University of Rome – Italy
Electronic States on semiconductor surfaces
ULg
Inaugural Lecture February 14, 1975 : Electronic structure of point defects in crystals

Günther WILKE
Max-Planck-Insitut für Kohlenforschung the Mülheim – Germany
UCL
Inaugural Lecture February 6, 1975 : Matelorganic Chemistry

René THOM
Insitut des Hautes Etudes Scientififques, Bures-sur-Yvette – France
Exact Sciences
VUB
Inaugural Lecture April 22, 1976 : La théorie des catastrophes et ses applications

1973-1974

Joël G. HARDMAN
Vanderbilt University
Biological & Medical Sciences : Cyclic nucleotides in the regulation of cells functions
ULB
Inaugural Lecture October 8, 1974 : Cyclic nucleotides in the regulation of cells functions

Sven MOLLER KRISTENSEN
University of Copenhangue
Sociology
UGent

Edward SCHILLBEECKX
Catholic University at Nijmegen – The Netherlands
Human Sciences : Dogmatic theology
KUL
Symposium October 22, 1974 : Menselijke lijdensgeschiedenis en christelijk heil

1972-1973

Georges DUMEZIL
Collège de France, Paris
History of religions
ULg
Inaugural Lecture October 19  1972 : Civilisation indo-européenne et méthode comparative

Albert RENOLD
University of Geneva – Switzerland
Biological & Medical Sciences – Specialist of diabetes
UCL
Inaugural Lecture December 11, 1972 : Aspects de la Physiopathologie expérimentale et clinique du diabète sucré

Raymond GOLDSCHMIDT
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut – U.S.A.
Economics
KUL
Inaugural Lecture January 7, 1974 : Financial structure and development in international comparative sight

1971-1972

Pierre LAURENT
Université de Grenoble
Applied Sciences
ULB
Inaugural Lecture January 25, 1972 : Approximation et optimisation convexes

Roger SHORT
University of Cambridge
The discovery of sex
UGent

Roman JAKOBSON
Harvard University of Cambridge, Massachusetts – U.S.A.
Human Sciences
KUL
Symposium February 14, 1972 : What does a poet do with words (du Bellay) ? Linguistics, verbal styles, literatrure poetics, stylistics, semiotics problems of interdisciplinary research

1970-1971

Henri MENDRAS
Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris – France
Sociology  – Systèmes de valeurs et rationalité économique. Structures agraires et développement économique.
ULg
Inaugural Lecture November 19, 1970 : Sociologie et prévision sociale  – Symposium March 29, 1971 : Systèmes de valeurs et rationalité économique : le Sociologue et sa société

Paul RICOEUR
University of Paris – France
Human Sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture November 3, 1970: Actual problems of language philosophy : semantic of action

Cornelis STUTTERHEIM
Université de l’Etat à Leyde – The Netherlands
Human Sciences – Dutch language
VUB
Inaugural Lecture January 20, 1972 : Is de mens dupe van zijn eigen woorden ? Wijsgerige taalkritiek

1969-1970

Johannes van der HOEVEN
Faculty of Law – University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Dutch public law
Ugent

1968-1969

Jacques Louis LIONS
Faculty of Sciences Paris – France
Mathematics – La résolution numérique d’équations aux dérivés partielles
ULg

Henry BARDON
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines de Poitiers
Human sciences
ULB
Inaugural Lecture February 6, 1969 – Philologie de nouvelle critique

Erwin BODENSTEDT
University of Bonn
Specialist in nuclear physics and neutrons physics
KUL
Inaugural Lecture May 20, 1969 : Symmetry Properties of Nature

1967-1968

David SHUGAR
Academy of Sciences Dept of biophysic – Poland
Les Acides nucléiques, la photochimie, les implications génétiques et la macrostructure
UGent
Inaugural Lecture April 26, 1968 : Mécanisme de la mutagénèse chimique

1966-1967

Roland DRAGO
University of Paris – France
Human Sciences – The legality
ULB

Bernard WIDROW
University of Stanford
UCL
Inaugural Lecture January 24, 1967 : Research in machines that learn

1964-1965

Guy SMITH
Soil Scientist Investigations, Washington – U.S.A
Ugent

Kurt KRAMER
University of Göttingen
ULg

1962-1963

Siegfried A. WOUTHUYSEN
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Theoretical physics
ULB
Inaugural Lecture November 6, 1962 : Les particules dans la physique moderne

1961-1962

Mariano YELA
University of Madrid – Spain
Human Sciences : Experimental psychology
UCL
Inaugural Lecture January 11, 1962 : L’analyse factorielle et la psychologie des facultés humaines

1960-1961

Roland OLIVER
University of London – U.K.
Oriental and African studies
ULB
Inaugural Lecture January 5, 1961 : A la recherche de l’histoire Africaine

Marc PELEGRIN
Ecole Nationale de l’Aéronautique, Paris – France
Servomecanism
UGent
Inaugural Lecture October 26, 1960 : Les servomécanismes

1959-1960

Gerhard HERZBERG
Dept. Physics – National Research Council, Ottawa
Physics
ULg

1957-1958

Adriaan C. SCHUFFELEN
Landbouschool, Wageningen – The Netherlands
Agronomical Chemistry
UCL
Inaugural Lecture January 8, 1957 : Het complex : Grond, Wortel, Grondwater

1956-1957

Silvio ZAVALA
Museo Nacional, Castillo de Chapultepec – Mexico
Human Sciences : Historian
UGent
Inaugural Lecture : Le contact des cultures dans l’histoire du Nouveau Monde, l’exemple du Mexique

1955-1956

Paul AEBISCHER
University of Lausanne – Switzerland
UGent

1954-1955

Théodore von KARMAN
President of the Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research and development O.T.A.N
Modern aeronautical sciences
ULB
Inaugural Lecture November 1954 : L’Aerodynamique avant le vol humain

1953-1954

Alfred KASTLER – Nobel Price of Physics 1966
University of Paris – France
Exact Sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture May 25, 1953 : Etudes optiques aux basses températures

1952-1953

Willem P.J. POMPE
University of Utrecht – The Netherlands
Human Sciences : Law
UGent
Inaugural Lecture October 16, 1952 : Vraagstukken van Strafrecht en Strafprocesrecht

1951-1952

Henri GUITTON
University of Dijon and Paris – France
ULg

John F. FULTON
University of Yale
Biological & Medical Sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture October 4, 1951 : Physiologie des lobes frontaux et du cervelet

1950-1951

Stanford MOORE
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York – U.S.A.
Chemistry – The principles of the chromatographic method
ULB
Inaugural Lecture October 24, 1950 : The principles of the chromatographic method

1949-1950

George de HEVESY – Nobel Price of Chemistry 1943
University of Stockholm and University of Copenhague
Organic Chemistry and theorical physics
UGent

1947-1948

Herman MARK
Institute for polymer research, Brooklyn
ULg

1946-1947

Lucien FEBVRE
Collège de France, Paris
ULB

André BERTHELOT
University of Paris – France
Physics
UGent
Inaugural Lecture November 4, 1946 : Propriété des noyaux atomiques envisagées du point de vue de la stabilité et de l’instabilité

1938-1939

Albert SZENT-GYORGY von NAGYRAPOLT – Nobel Price of Medicine 1937
University of Szeged
ULg

1937-1938

George I. FINCH
University of London – U.K.
ULB

1936-1937

Sir Hugh TAYLOR
University of Princeton
Chemical and Physical Sciences
UCL
Inaugural Lecture Februari 18, 1937 : La cinétique des réactions chimiques – L’état électronique des radicaux et leur importance en cinétique chimique

1935-1936

Rudolf H. KRUYT
University of Utrecht – The Netherlands
Human Sciences
UGent
Inaugural Lecture October 16, 1935 : Kennis en begrip

1934-1935

Peter DEBYE – Nobel Price of Chemistry 1936
Cornell University
ULg

1933-1934

Baron Boris NOLDE
University of Petrograd
International Law
ULB