Wim Van Petegem

MLA Position: 
Treasurer & Past President

Wim Van Petegem holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ghent and one in Biomedical Engineering from the KU Leuven (Belgium). He got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from KU Leuven in 1993. He has worked at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada), at the Open University of the Netherlands and at the Leuven University College (Belgium). From 2001 till 2012 he was the head of the Media and Learning Center at KU Leuven (formerly known as AVNet). Currently he is Professor at KU Leuven and Director of the Teaching and Learning Department. He is actively involved in different networks of universities (like EuroPACE, SEFI, EDEN, IACEE and the Coimbra Group). His current research interests are in the field of multimedia production, new educational technology, networked e-learning, virtual mobility, lifelong learning, open and distance learning, knowledge transfer and science communication. He and his team are involved as contractor, partner, coordinator, expert, or evaluator in many implementation and development projects mostly financed by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). He is also heavily engaged in development cooperation with the South.