Varia

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

  • Head of International Office (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy) since October 2015 (Link)
  • Head of the Department Languages and Cultures since June 2012 (Link)
  • Head of the Department Languages and Cultures of South- and East-Asia 2010-2012
  • Speaker Research Group "East Asian Culture in Perspective: Identity - Historical Consciousness - Modernity" 2008-2012 (Link)
  • Member faculty board, member policy commission, member commission internationalization,member environmental commison, member commission for the appointment of guest professors.

AFFILIATIONS

  • Appointed "collaborative professor" at Kanazawa University (since 2015)
  • Adjunct professor of Japanese at the University of Eastern Finland since 2011

AWARDS AND HONORS: 

  • Laureate Minerva-arward for teaching, Ghent University (2013)
  • Award of the "Ambassador's Commendation" for promoting cultural relations between Belgium and Japan (2012)
  • Nominated for the Minerva-arward for teaching, Ghent University (2011) (Link)
  • Teaching award of the Faculty of Arts and Philiosophy, Ghent University  (2010) 

MEMBER OF EXTERNAL COMMISSIONS:

  • Jury member for the research students commission of the Japanese Education Ministry (MEXT) scholarships in Belgium  since 2005
  • Jury member of the Monbukagakusho: MEXT Scholarship, JAPANESE STUDIES STUDENTS since 2012
  • Jury member for the JET program of the Japanese government in 2006, 2011, 2013, 2017
  • Jury member for the Japanese Speech Contest, organized by the Japanese Association (Nihonjinkai) 2006-2013, 2015

MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Association for Japanese Literary Studies (AJLS)
  • European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS)
  • Gesellschaft für Japanforschung (GJF)
  • Gesellschaft für Natur- und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, Hamburg (OAG)
  • German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF)
  • Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (Gründungsmitglied)
  • Universitaire Stichting