The battle to succeed Caroline Pauwels is between Jan Danckaert and Dirk Devroey. From Monday 6 June until Monday 20 June, those eligible can vote electronically. As was the case in 2016 and 2020, all staff members of VUB and UZ Brussel, as well as all VUB students, may participate in the election.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 21 June. He will lead the university for four years. More information can be found on the VUB website, along with the bios of Jan Danckaert and Dirk Devroey, plus their policy plans for VUB.
The new rector will officially take office at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, for a term of four years.
The rector is the head and general director of the university. They are responsible for preparing and implementing the university’s policies, assisted by the vice-rectors, the general manager, the academic council, the executive committee and others. The rector is accountable to the board of governors.