Caroline Pauwels will undergo an intensive programme of treatment. While this is ongoing, Romain Meeusen and the university’s other Vice-Rectors will take over Rector Pauwels’ duties.
In a short statement Caroline Pauwels has asked for her privacy and privacy of her family to be respected during this difficult period.
Caroline Pauwels is a communication science lecturer. She became Rector of the VUB in 2016, succeeding Paul De Knop. She has just turned 55.