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Driessnack Distinguished Service Award

Oct
04

Driessnack Distinguished Service Award

EVM Europe Ambassador, Mr Walt Lipke attended the EVM World Conference held in San Antonio, Texas where he was presented with the Driessnack Distinguished Service Award by the President of the College of Performance Management (CPM), Mr. Gary Troop.

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New Master Thesis topics 2014

Oct
03

New master thesis topics for Business Engineering

The new topics for the students of the first master Business Engineering - Operations Management are now available online on the OR&S website. The students have to select a topic of their choice with one of the many promotors of our faculty, and they have almost two years the time to work on this thesis.

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PMI Belgium Thesis Award 2014

Sep
29

PMI Belgium awards young potential

The student Annelies Martens has received the PMI Belgium Master Thesis Award for the best thesis on Project Management during the graduation ceremony for the Business Engineering students (Handelsingenieurs). The thesis was supervised by Mario Vanhoucke from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration from the Ghent University.

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Arcelor Mittal loves Project Management

Sep
29

Arcelor Mittal loves Project Management

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New publication: Blended learning for PM

Sep
24

Teaching Project Management

Enhancing student learning and engagement

A new article has been published in the new Journal of Modern Project Management and describes how students can learn by doing, how they can get involved in the professional community and how the teaching material is adapted to the ditigal age.

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Course material 2014

Sep
23

Message to the Master students

Course material available for sale at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEB).

* Course Project Management:
A book with all slides as well as the handboook: “Project Management with Dynamic Scheduling” are available for sale on Thursday 25/09, from 18h45 to 20h15 in the Foyer (FEB, Ghent).

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New publication: Machine Scheduling

Sep
18

New publication on Machine Scheduling

Using heuristics and exact methods in a hybridized way

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New publication: Statistical Project Control

Sep
09

New publication on Statistical Project Control

Finally, after years of hard work, our first paper on Statistical Project Control has been published in the flagship journal Omega - The International Journal of Management Science.

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PMI-Belgium University Contest 2011

Aug
25

PMI Belgium's University Contest

Remember the first edition in 2011

In 2011, the collaboration between myself, Stephan and PMI Belgium that already existed for years was extended by involving my students of the Project Management course module. It has led to the first University Contest with the winners Alexander De Cuyper, Jan Dierckx, Peter Van Vooren and Hristo Petrov for their paper entitled "Impact of methodology and software on the planning of a construction project".

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Operations Research in Spain

Jul
12

Optimization at the Mediterranean coast of Spain

A delegation of our Operations Researchers from the OR&S group at Ghent University are now in Barcelona, Spain for the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).

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