Academic members


Academic members are individuals in the academic community (e.g., universities, colleges, research institutes) who are affiliated with or have a formal relationship with BELRIM.

Academic members can contribute to BELRIM in various ways:

  • Research collaboration: sharing expertise in and out of the academic/business fields.
  • Advisory roles: offering insights and expertise for risk strategies & decision-making processes.
  • Training and education: Academic members can be involved in providing training sessions, workshops, or educational programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of other members.
  • Publishing & dissemination: Academics may publish papers, reports, or articles related to risk management, helping to disseminate valuable research findings or information.
  • Networking and Partnerships: We want to facilitate connections between academic institutions, but also between the academic and the business world. Our goal is to foster collaborations and partnerships. Academic members can facilitate knowledge exchange between the organization and the broader academic community, helping to bridge the gap between research and practice.
  • Thought Leadership: Academics can contribute their thought leadership and expert opinions on relevant topics.
  • Curriculum Development: the RIMAP certification might be a possible official course and certification for risk managers in the future.
  • Knowledge Exchange: We believe that academic members can bring diverse perspectives and specialized knowledge. We aim for a collaboration where academics can gain practical insights from the organization’s work, and the organization can leverage academic expertise for its growth and development.

Academics and the BELRIM Prize


The BELRIM Prize


The BELRIM Prize is a 2-yearly award, given to the student with best work paper, study or thesis that puts its emphasis on the practical aspects, the facility of implementation, or the direct impact of the work conclusions for professional risk- or insurance managers.

We are always on the lookout for the next outstanding student to receive the BELRIM Prize!

We see that the contact with academics is key in the process of looking for potential candidates, to find the students that can apply for the BELRIM Prize. We are actively searching for academics from diverse educational institutions, including universities of applied sciences (NL: hogescholen), colleges, universities and postgraduate programs.


What the BELRIM Prize consists of

  • A free entrance and participation in the European FERMA forum (2-yearly)
  • The transport Brussels – FERMA Forum – Brussels
  • Hotel accommodations during the period of the forum
  • A free BELRIM membership

Want to know more about the upcoming BELRIM Prize? Go to the dedicated page here.
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Academic membership


Academic members are welcome to join the Advisory Board. The annual fee for academic members is free of charge. Academic members are invited to regular activities organised by BELRIM, mostly free of charge unless specified otherwise. These activities can be found on the following page: EVENTS.


If you wish to become an academic member, click here.

Academic BELRIM members
Main representative Company name
  • Aerts Ilse

    Vives hogeschool
  • Compagnie Vincent

    Université de Liège
  • Cox Carla

    Hogeschool PXL
  • De Groot Gerhard

    Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
  • De Mulder Hilde

    Hogeschool Gent
  • Denoël Vincent

    Université de Liège
  • Depoortere Kristien

    Ephec – Eps
  • Devolder Pierre

    Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Godderis Lode

    KU Leuven
  • Hairui Zhang

    Antwerp Management School
  • Hellemans Philip

    Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
  • Iania Leonardo

    Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Jean Caroline

    Université Libre de Bruxelles ULB
  • Kamto Marius

    Université de Liège
  • Kindts Laurence

    Vives hogeschool
  • Lauwens Stefan

    Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
  • Melotte Philippe

    Ecam Institut Supérieur Industriel
  • Slagmulder Regine

    Vlerick Business School
  • Smans Philippe

  • Smedts Kristien

    KU Leuven
  • Van Caillie Didier

    Université de Liège
  • Vandenbulcke Nausikaa

    Karel de Grote-Hogeschool
  • Vandenbussche Wannes

    Universiteit Gent
  • Vandromme Frank

    Thomas More Hogeschool campus Mechelen
  • Verbrugghe Evelien

    Vives hogeschool
  • Verhaeghe Johan

    Hogeschool Gent
  • Wouters Leen

    Karel de Grote-Hogeschool