Koen de BrandtPostdoctoral Researcher and Coordinator of Department Topsport and Study at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

    Koen is a postdoctoral researcher and guest professor in the topic of dual career of elite athletes and former professional volleyball player and elite student-athlete of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the current coordinator of the ‘Topsport and Study’ department at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel which has been providing support to elite student-athletes during 30 years, and as one of the scientific coordinators of the completed and on-going Erasmus+ Sport projects ‘Gold in Education and Elite Sport’ (GEES) and ‘Be a Winner In elite Sport and Employment before and after athletic Retirement’ (B-WISER), will also be responsible for the scientific development and work packages in the project from a Belgian perspective. Koen will collaborate closely with Sport Vlaanderen (Kristel Taelman) to disseminate the results to relevant dual career stakeholders.