On Thursday 4 August, our Honorary Rector Paul De Knop passed away. Everyone who met him was impressed by his powerful personality, his drive, his vision and his dry, straightforward sense of humour. He passionately loved his university and the VUB community. In honour of all the good things he left us, you can see him at work in a video about his time as VUB rector. “Optimism is a moral duty” he would say. Here’s that optimism in action (partly in Dutch).
Those who wish to show their appreciation for the late Paul De Knop can make a contribution to the VUB-UZB Paul De Knop Fund for immunotherapy. Please do not send flowers. A memorial service for Paul De Knop will follow later.