Mr. Eric Corijn
Professor City, Culture & Society
Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the Free University of Brussels
Eric is currently Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the Free University of Brussels and teaches also at the Master in Tourism at University of Leuven (Belgium). Formerly also thought at the universities of Deusto (Bilbao-Spain), Tilburg (The Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium), Vesalius College-Brussels (Belgium), at the Catedra Unesco de Politiques Culturals I Cooperacio at the University of Girona (Spain). Is co-director of POLIS, a joint masters degree in European Urban Cultures of the universities of Brussels (VUB), Tilburg (UvT), Manchester (MMU) and Helsinkii (UADH) and of “4Cities”, a UNICA-Euromaster in Urban Studies with the universities of Brussels, Vienna, Kopenhagen and Madrid. Is the director of the centre for urban research at the Free University of Brussels: COSMOPOLIS, City, Culture & Society and coordinator of UABrusselsStadsplatform, a platform of Brussels urban studies. Is vice-chair of the Regional Development Commission of the Brussels Region and member of the jury on Urban Renewal Projects in Flanders. Holds degrees in Zoology, Philosophy and Science Dynamics from the universities of Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), did postgraduate studies in Futures Research (Utrecht and Amsterdam - The Netherlands) and Psychoanalysis (Ghent-Belgium), holds diploma’s from Art School (in Sculpture and in Monumental Arts- RHoK-Brussels - Belgium) and holds a PhD in the Social Sciences from Tilburg University (The Netherlands). Is the author of over 190 publications on a wide range of subjects.