Direction of the Royal Higher Institute for Defence
Air Force Colonel (GS), MSc
Director of the departement
Productions, Public Relations
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the highest body of the Royal Higher Institute for Defence. It defines the Institute’s policy and reports to the Minister of Defence. The Board establishes the strategy, and defines and evaluates the research programmes of the Ministry of Defence.
The composition of the Board of Directors is defined in the Ministerial Decree of 20 January 2014.
The chairman, vice-chairmans and members from the civil society are appointed by the Ministerial Decree of 17 April 2014.
The chairman of the Board of Directors is the Major General ret. Albert Husniaux.
Air Force Major General ret. Albert HUSNIAUX, Chairman
Count Paul BUYSSE, Vice-Chairman
Lieutenant General ret. Frédéric VANDINGENEN, Vice-Chairman
Mr Jamil ARAOUD
Ambassador Hugues CHANTRY
Lieutenant General Jean-Paul CLAEYS
Lieutenant General Rudy DEBAENE
Honorary Rector Professor Bruno DELVAUX
Division Admiral Yves DUPONT
Professor Derrick GOSSELIN
Medical Major General Pierre NEIRINCKX
Mr Marcel ONGENA
Division Admiral Wim ROBBERECHT
Major General Marc THYS
Major General Aviator Frederik VANSINA
Honorary Rector Professor Marc VERVENNE
The Scientific Committee, made up of scientists and research directors, guarantees the level of Defence research. It proposes evaluation methods and research objectives. It participates in the drafting of the research programme (ranking and selection of research projects) and evaluates its implementation.
The composition of the Scientific Committee is also defined in the Ministerial Decree of 20 January 2014.
The chairman, vice-chairmans and members are appointed by the Ministerial Decree of 17 April 2014.
The Chairwoman of the Scientific Committee is Mrs. Marie-José Simoen.