Dr. Luk Van Langenhove

Prof. Dr. Luk Van Langenhove

Research Professor


Luk Van Langenhove (BE) is a former Academic Director at the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He previously held the position of Director at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges and Representative of the Rector at UNESCO in Paris. Before he was Deputy Secretary-General of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Science Policy, Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Belgian Federal Minister of Science Policy and a researcher and lecturer at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). From 2006 until 2010 he was Vice-President of the International Social Sciences Council. He currently also teaches at the VUB.

Professor Van Langenhove is a graduate of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the same university. 

He has published widely on regional integration, social sciences theory, positioning theory and psychology. Recent books include De Opmars van de Regio’s (Die Keure, 2014), Building Regions (Asghate, 2011), People and Societies (Routledge, 2010), World-Regional Social Policy and Global Governance (with Deacon, Yeates and Macovei, Routledge, 2010).

He is the author of Innovating the Social Sciences (2007), De Benelux: Tijd voor een Wedergeboorte? (with Wouters et al., 2006), Positioning Theory (with Harré, 1998). He is also the editor of The EU as a Global Player: The Politics of Interregionalism (with Söderbaum, 2006), Global Politics of Regionalism: Theory and Practice (with Farrell and Hettne, 2005), Integrating Africa: Perspectives on Regional Integration and Development (with Van Ginkel and Court, 2003).  

He also recently published in journals such as The Review of International Studies, The Journal for European Integration, Global Policy, Global Governance and Europe's World.

For more information please visit his website: www.lukvanlangenhove.be

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