• Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire (IGEAT), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

The Institute for Environmental Management and Land-use Planning (Institut de Gestion de l'Environnement et d'Aménagement du Territoire - IGEAT) engages in interdisciplinary research in the areas of the environment, spatial and regional planning, and tourism. Since 2015, together with the Geography and the Earth Sciences and Environment departments, we constitute the new Environment, Geosciences and Society Department (Département Geosciences, Environnement et société – DGES). This major teaching and research entity coordinates university teaching at the Master’s and doctoral levels in geography, geology, environmental studies and tourism and gathers about 20 professors and 70 researchers. The DGES is part of the Faculty of Sciences of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), a major international university including 13 faculties, schools and specialized institutes that cover all disciplines, closely combining academic input and research. ULB is one of the largest and renowned Universities in Belgium, with a student population of 24,000 and about 1,800 PhDs in progress. Founded in 1834, ULB has a long tradition of excellence in Research with four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Excellence Awards.

 Contact: Eléonore Wolff and Sabine Vanhuysse

 Website: http://igeat.ulb.ac.be/


  • Département de Géographie, Université de Namur

At the cross-road of social and natural sciences, the department of Geography at UNamur focuses on 3 main research topics: (i) spatial epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, (ii) interactions between migration, human health, poverty and the environment, and (iii) the valuation of ecosystem services in light of their dynamics related to environmental changes. It offers a 3-year undergraduate degree in geography and opportunities for postgraduate research (PhD programme).

 Contact: Catherine Linard

 Website: http://www.unamur.be/sciences/geographie


  • KU Leuven, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Geography and Tourism

 The main mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is to carry out state-of-the-art scientific research with respect to the functioning of geo- and ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales, including the interaction between humans and the environment and the sustainable management of natural resources. The department aims at providing attractive academic training at an international level in the fields of Bio-engineering, Geology, Geography and Tourism.

 Contact: Nicole van Lipzig

 Website: www.kuleuven.be



  • University of Maine System, acting through the University of Maine/ University of Maine Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

 The Mitchell Center focuses on Sustainability Solutions to societal problems and on increasing the understanding of socioecological systems focussing on the relationship between Knowledge and Action (K-A). It conducts scientific research in an academic setting in collaboration with State and other organizations in Maine and beyond.

 Contact: Brian McGill, Benoit Parmentier, Marco Millones

 Website: https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/