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Academic Career

[toggle state="closed" title="2008 to Present, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium"][list bullet-1] [li] Professor of Spatial Planning. Frank's University Webpage[/li] [li] Chair of the Leuven Research Centre ‘Space and Society'; [/li] [li] Coordinator, Research Unit Planning and Development Department Webpage[/li] [li] Coordinator of the European network ‘ European Spatial Development Planning Network' (+20 members) Network Website [/li] [li] Coordinator of European Module in Spatial Development Planning European Module Webpage[/li] [li] General Coordinator, Policy Research Centre ‘Spatial Planning and Housing', Flanders (until 2011) [/li] [li] Research Coordinator, MESHS- CNRS , Lille , France (until 2011) [/li] [li] Visiting Professor at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape , Newcastle University , UK (2008-2011) Frank's University Webpage [/li] [li] Member of FWO panel on reform of scientific commissions–Science and Technology W&T 9 (2008-09) [/li] [/list] [/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="2002-2007 Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK"] [list bullet-1] [li] Chair in European Planning and Development, Department of Planning [/li] [li] Coordinator of Postgraduate Certificate in European Spatial Planning [/li] [li] Coordinator of Departmental ERASMUS exchanges [/li] [li] Leverhulme Foundation Fellow (October 2006 – September 2007) [/li] [li] Visiting Fellow at CRISES, Montreal, Canada (Winter 2006) [/li][/list] [/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="1987-2002 University of Science and Technology, Lille, France"] [list bullet-1] [li] Associate Professor in Economics (1987 – 1994) [/li] [li] Prime d'encadrement et de recherche (1990-2002) [/li] [li] Organizer of the ERASMUS intensive programmes “Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing: A Metropolitan Region in the Central Periphery of the European Community“ (1992, 1993) (Erasmus ICP-92-B-1064/02) [/li] [li] Faculty coordinator for the ERASMUS networks: ICP B-1064 "Spatial Development" and ICP-UK-3096/14 “Social-scientific Study of Technical Change and Innovation in a European Context” [/li] [li] Teaching for the TEMPUS programme. University of Economics , Budapest (February 1993) [/li] [li] Scientific coordinator of the international conference "Cities, Enterprises and Society on the Eve of the 21st Century" (Lille, France 16-18 March 1994; 400 participants) [/li] [li] Habilitation à diriger les recherches (since January 1994) [/li] [li] Sabbatical leave (first semester of 1994-95) [/li] [li] Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, Université de Lille I (1994-2002)[/li] [li] Faculty co-ordinator of the ERASMUS/SOCRATES programme (involving 55 European partner universities) (1996–2000) [/li] [li] Head International Ph.D. programme in Regional Development Planning (1996-2002). [/li] [li] Vice-dean for international relations (1998-2000) [/li] [li] Head of the Bachelor's Programme in Industrial Economics (2000-2002) [/li] [li] Head of the Master's Programme in Industrial and Labour Economics, and Regional Development Planning (2000-2002)[/li] [li] Sabbatical leave (2001-2002) [/li] [li] Curator Brugge Culturele Hoofdstad Europa – Cultural Capital of Europe 2002. Section “Poverty, Culture and Urban Renaissance.” (February-April 2002). [/li] [li] Coordinator of European Module in Spatial Development Planning (EMSDP) (1998-2002) [/li] [li] Three Marie Curie fellowships (1996, 1998, 2002) [/li] [/list] [/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="1984-1987 Johns Hopkins ' University Center for Urban and Regional Development, Lille, France"] [list bullet-1] [li] Associate Director of the “Centre Européen Johns Hopkins”, Université de Lille I, France (with Prof. Jack Dyckman as Director) [/li][/list][/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="1983-1987 Limburgse Economische Hogeschool, Diepenbeek, Belgium"] [list bullet-1] [li]Associate Professor: 1983-84 full-time (1984-87 part-time) [/li][/list][/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="1975-1977 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA"] [list bullet-1] [li] Research and Teaching Assistant, Peace Science Department [/li][/list][/toggle] [toggle state="closed" title="1974-1983 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium"] [list bullet-1] [li] Research and teaching assistant in regional economics, Centrum voor Economische Studiën (1974-75; 1977-80; 1982-83) [/li][/list][/toggle]