People

Eric Corijn

Academic and teaching staff

  • Current position Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Geography
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Geography
    Faculty of Sciences
    Building F – Room 4.73
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 (0)2 629 3379
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Cultural philosopher and social scientist, professor (em.) social & cultural geography, vice chair of the Brussels Studies Institute, director of the Brussels Academy, member of the jury Stadsvernieuwingsprojecten Flanders and chair of think tanks Vooruitgroep and Aula Magna.

Current teaching

Urban Analysis I (MSc 4Cities)

Educational background

1998: Doctorate in the Social Sciences, University of Tilburg, the Netherlands

1994-1997: 'Postgraduaat Psychoanalyse in Freudiaans-Lacaniaans perspectief', RU Ghent, Belgium

1990: Arts diploma, Rijks Hoger Kunstonderwijs - Monumental Sculpture, RHOK-Etterbeek, Belgium

1990: Bijzonder Licentiaat in Technology (Science Dynamics) (Great Distinction), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1987: training STRATMAN (strategic management), Delphi-consult, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1986: Arts diploma, Rijks Hoger Kunstonderwijs -Sculpture, RHOK-Etterbeek, Belgium

1986: Certificate: Futures-research, Post-academisch onderwijs RU Utrecht, The Netherlands

1985: Licentiaat Philosophy (Great Distinction), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1983: language certificate Spanish, ETSE, Brussels, Belgium

1970: aggregation H.S.O. (Distinction), RU Ghent, Belgium

1969: Licentiaat Sciences -Zoology (Distinction), RU Ghent, Belgium

Previous positions/employment

2008-2012: Full professor, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

2004-2008: Associate professor, Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

2004-2009: Lecturer in Tourism (Sociology of Leisure), KU Leuven (interuniversity programme), Belgium

2004-2006: Lecturer Unesco Chair in Cultural Management, University of Girona, Spain

2001-2003: Professor, UAMS GAS Toerisme, Antwerp University, Belgium

2001-2002: Chaire Jacques Leclercq, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

2000-2012: Director Centre for Urban Research COSMOPOLIS, City, Culture and Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1999-2006: Professor Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1997-2012: VUB coordinator, POLIS - Programme in European Urban Cultures, joint Masters degree of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and universities in Manchester, Tilburg and Helsinki/Tallinn

1996-2000: VUB coordinator, PELS - Programme in European Leisure Studies, joint Masters Degree of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and universities in Tilburg, Loughborough and Deusto-Bilbao

1994-1999: Assistant Professor (Docent), Department of Leisure Studies, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

1990-1996: Director, Programme in European Leisure Studies, joint Masters Degree of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and universities in Tilburg, Loughborough and Deusto-Bilbao, teaching 'Political and Cultural Developments in Europe'

1989-1992: Lecturer, Estudios de Ocio: Teoria del Ocio, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

1988-1990: Lecturer, Leisure Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1988-1990: Director 'Toestanden' (weekly magazine), Belgium

1988-1990: Assistant, Leisure Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1984-1988: Researcher, Leisure Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1980-1984: Lecturer, Hoger Instituut voor Sociaal en Kultureel Werk, Brussels, Belgium

1979-1983: Researcher, urban studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

1975-1978: Journalist

1969-1974: Assistant, Zoology (Marine Biology), University of Ghent, Belgium