There is a long lasting collaboration with the UGent through professor Mario Vanhoucke.
Underneath you find a word from Mario addressing his students:
Dear students, I know your work on the group assignment is going full steam ahead, and I am looking forward to your innovative and creative ideas. In order to get you involved and increase your hard work and enthusiasm even more, PMI Belgium will nominate the 3 best student assignments and select one for the University Contest. This is a unique opportunity to show that our UGent Operations Management students are the best in the country. We know that, of course, but now we have the opportunity to show it! The University Contest winners of the previous years are summarized along the following lines:
- Edition 2014: Edition 2014: Astrid De Keyzer, Jolien Dobbelaere, Shana Raes, Lisa Vandevoorde and Dorien Van Steenberge: “Managing Product Innovation: A study of product innovation in project management” (http://www.or-as.be/blog/universitycontest2014)
- Edition 2013: Pearl Debeurme, Sanne Diependaele, Ann-Sophie Parmentier, Julie Scheipers, Hanne Vanaelst and Eline Van Lombeek: “How to Improve Project Team Dynamics - Team Building Workshop” (http://www.or-as.be/blog/universitycontest2013)
- Edition 2012: Lien Vehent, Mélanie Decq, Jannig Theeten, Philippe Peelman and Philip Pensaert: “Windmolenpark Maldegem” (http://www.or-as.be/blog/universitycontest2012)
- Edition 2011: Alexander De Cuyper, Jan Dierckx, Peter Van Vooren and Hristo Petrov: "Impact of methodology and software on the planning of a construction project" (http://www.or-as.be/blog/universitycontest2011)”
PMI Belgium selects each year the best thesis and gives an award to the group that practices best project management in their thesis.
Secondly, PMI Belgium awards the best project management student with a price.