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The success of a PhD depends on the mutual commitment of the PhD researcher and the supervisor and on the harmonious relationship between them. Should a disagreement occur, however, either party can contact the ombudsperson. The ombudsperson is always the first contact point for all concerned to deal with disputes and problems related to the doctoral process. The ombudsperson will help resolve any misunderstandings, mediate between the involved parties and help seek a solution acceptable to all parties.
You should contact the ombudsperson of the group, faculty or department you are affiliated with. If the ombudsperson is an interested party, an ombudsperson from another faculty or department should be contacted (see also art. 22 of the Regulation concerning the attainment of doctoral degrees at the KU Leuven).

Humanities and Social Sciences Group

Science, Engineering and Technology Group

Biomedical Sciences Group

  • Department of Oncology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, : Sandra Nuyts
  • Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Department of Oral Health Sciences: Guy Van den Mooter
  • Department of Kinesiology, Department of Development and Regeneration, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences: Thierry Troosters
  • Department of Neurosciences, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences: Marie-Christine Herregods
  • Department of Human Genetics, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Department of Imaging & Pathology: Peter Vandenberghe