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27/02/2018 - 17:00

On February 27 2018 Jan Maes obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The role of governance in (re)producing ineffective disaster risk reduction: Evidence from landslides in Uganda and Cameroon
Joint PhD with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Promotors: Prof. dr. Matthieu Kervyn & Prof. dr. Jean Poesen

09/01/2018 - 16:00

On January 9 2018 Liesbet Jacobs obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Landslides in the Rwenzori Mountains: field-based characterisation and susceptibility assessments in a data-scarce tropical environment
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn & Dr. Olivier Dewitte

13/09/2017 - 16:00

On September 13 2017 Caroline Michellier obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Contribution to geo-risk prevention: population vulnerability assessment in a data scarcity context. Case studies of Goma and Bukavu cities (RD Congo)
Joint PhD with Université Libre de Bruxelles
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Eléonore Wolff (ULB) & Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn de Meerendré

09/06/2017 - 17:00

On June 9 2017 Harry Zekollari obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Modelling the evolution of glaciers and ice caps in a changing climate
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Philippe Huybrechts

27/02/2017 - 16:00

On February 27th 2017 Hong Hanh Tran obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Land use change dynamics, its drivers and consequences in the Ca Mau province, Mekong delta, Vietnam
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn

18/10/2016 - 16:00

On October 18th Long LI obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Mapping and characterizing spectral evolution of lava flows with remote sensing: From field spectroscopy to satellite imagery
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn

Hekla-vulkaan
27/06/2016 - 15:00

Ijslands grootste vulkaan staat op uitbarsten, en dat zou volgens een lokale expert tot "een grote ramp" kunnen leiden. “De aswolk die bij de uitbarsting van de Hekla vrijkomt, zou het vliegverkeer in Europa danig in de war kunnen sturen”, klinkt het. Net als bij de eruptie van de Eyjafjallajökull in 2010? “Zo’n vaart zal het waarschijnlijk niet lopen”, zegt vulkanoloog Sam Poppe (VUB). “Toen zat de wind toevallig heel slecht.”

04/03/2016 - 16:00

On March 4th 2016 Smets Benoît obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:

Dynamics of volcanic activity in a youthful extensional setting studied by means of remote sensing and
ground-based monitoring techniques: Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes (North Kivu, DR Congo).

Promotoren: Prof. Dr. Matthieu Kervyn & Dr. Nicolas d'Oreye & Dr. François Kervyn

08/12/2014 - 09:45

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