Prof. Dr. Caroline Pauwels, Director iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Prof. Dr. Karen Donders, Senior Researcher iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dr. Tim Raats, Senior Researcher iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dr. Tom Evens, Senior Researcher iMinds-MICT-UGent
Mr. Elias Van Dingenen, Communication, iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The research centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication was set up in 1990 by Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Burgelman at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, within the department of Communication Studies. In 2000, Prof. Dr. Caroline Pauwels became director of the centre. SMIT research focuses on socio-economic and policy aspects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and underlying infrastructures. It combines both fundamental (PhD’s) and applied research, and has been active in short and long term, as well as national and European research projects.
Research Group for Media & ICT (MICT) is affiliated with the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, and part of the iMinds Research Department Digital Society. Consisting of over 30 experts in new media and ICT, MICT performs interdisciplinary research into transforming audiences and develops new methodologies to grasp the changing media consumer behaviour and its impact on media business and policymaking.