Luc Soete is a Professor and the Dean of the Brussels School of Governance. He is also a Honorary Professor of international economics at Maastricht University, The Netherlands and currently the Dean of the Institute for European Studies and Vesalius College both linked to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is also Vice-Chairman of the supervisory board of the Technical University Delft (TUD) and a member of CDHO (“Commissie Doelmatigheid Hoger Onderwijs”), a commission advising the Dutch Ministry for Education. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Sussex Business School and of the Advisory Board of the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) in Bruges, Belgium. He is also a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
His research interests focus on the economics of innovation and technological change as well as the related policy and measurement issues, both at national and regional/local level as well as at European and international level.