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Courage, enthusiasm, focus, and trust. These are the core values that form the foundation of Thomas More University College. We aim to be an inspiring institution and an accessible innovative organization. We do not want Thomas More to be just a place where people study and work, we want it be a place that brings people from all walks of life together as a community. With over 14.000 students, 30 bachelor programs, and campuses in 7 different locations, Thomas More is one of the largest university colleges in the Flanders region in Belgium. Our campuses are centrally located in Europe and close to several major cities, such as Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and London. Through this central location we maintain a continuous connection with an ever-changing globalized world. By working closely with both employers in their respective fields and our own students, Thomas More provides trend-setting high quality education as well as innovative applied research.

Thomas More is part of the KU Leuven Association, a close cooperation between five university colleges and the oldest extant Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries.

Inge Vervoort

Inge Vervoort has a Masters’ degree in commercial sciences and international relations (1991 – 1996) with an additional degree in education. During 14 years she worked in the private sector as a project manager. Here her main aim was to help Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to grow. Therefor she focused on topics such as strategic management, marketing and sales, finance, HR-management, leadership and business continuance. In 2010 she entered the academic world, working as a project manager for Thomas More and KU Leuven. From 2010 until 2012 she ran the ISBI project in which 9 institutions of the Association KU Leuven were involved as partners. ISBI is the acronym for Integral Student Support In Internationalisation, optimising student support in the context of international exchange. In November 2012 she started to build the new curriculum of Community Service Engineering; an international, multi campus, multidisciplinary curriculum for engineers. Focus is placed on the societal role of engineering and the potential added value of technology for organisations in the social profit sector and for vulnerable groups in society that are serviced by these social profit organisations. In this context she is the coordinator of the KU Leuven Postgraduate Course on Community Service Engineering and the coordinator of the European Lifelong Learning programme on Community Service Engineering in which 5 other partners and 4 European countries are involved. Since November 2015 she has been combining project work with being vice head of international relations at Thomas More.