In Memoriam of Marc Van Gastel

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On March 30th, 2020, Prof. Dr. Marc Van Gastel passed away, suffering from extended heart problems.

Marc was the head of the Invest Department at Flanders Investment and Trade (Belgium). He was responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investments in the Northern region of Belgium - Flanders. He developed sustainable relationships with foreign companies interested in investing in Flanders and provided on-going assistance to companies locating here.

Marc has acquired a Master’s Degree in Science, a Master’s Degree in Government Policy, a Postgraduate Certification in Economics and a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science.

As part-time lecturer Marc has been teaching all his working life at several higher educational institutes: Vesalius College in Brussels, Antwerp Management School, the Universities of Hasselt, Leuven and Brussels, SYNTRA Antwerp, the Vlerick Management School and at our member institution United International Business School.

Marc was coopted by the ECBE Board of Directors, becoming the representative of industry, on November 6th, 2019. He was committed to helping ECBE, using his extended industrial network. We will remember him as a devoted, charming, intelligent and commited colleague. He was the example of a business contact upgraded with the status "friend".

We will miss him deeply.

If you want to leave a message for his wife, his children and his grandchild, please send your message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A more detailed overview of Marc's carreer van be found here.


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  • 02/10/2020: ENQA review visit ECBE started
  • 29/06/2020: ENQA review visit to ECBE is planned to start, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is postponed to Fall
  • 29/02/2020: ECBE Self-Assessment Report was submitted to ENQA
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  • 02/09/2021: The BoD decided to cancel the Annual Conference 2021 and to convoke the AGM on October 23rd, 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD coopts Matthew Kitching as voting BoD member and Oliver Kesar as member of the Committee of Appeal, both until the AGM of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD fixes the format of the AGM and the Conference of 2021
  • 21/04/2021: The BoD decides to apply for membership of AASHE
  • 15/04/2021: The Extraordinary General Meeting confirms the new Statutes at the office of notary Berquin (Brussels)
  • 08/04/2021: The Additional General Meeting accepts the new Statutes
  • 15/03/2021: The BoC agrees to grant accreditation to Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, International Business School for a period of 5 years
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.0 of Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves the text for the new Statutes and decides to convoke the Special AGM as soon as possible.
  • 04/01/2021: The BoD approves version 3.4 of Accreditation Process Guidelines for Institutions.

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