Anschi De Wolf, Ph.D. student with prof. Johan Christiaens, won the Best Paper Award for her paper ‘Stakeholder’s participation in the development of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS): A Multi-Issue and Multi-period Analysis’.
Ignace De Beelde has been elected to the Board of the European Accounting Association as the National Representative for Belgium.
The European Accounting Association (EAA) aims to link together the Europe-wide community of accounting scholars and researchers, to provide a platform for the wider dissemination of European accounting research. Besides fostering PhD students and junior researchers, another objective is to improve research in order to ensure the development and the promotion of accounting as well as the improvement of the teaching skills.
Since its establishment in 1977, the EAA has had a major impact on the accounting research community throughout Europe. The EAA has established a secure and developing series of networks that bring together all accounting researchers interested in a wider European concept of their subject and research interests.
Each year the NCAB (Nationaal College der Accountants van België) promotes academic research on accounting and tax related issues. Jens Bonckaert (left) and Eron De Muer (right) received a prize of 750 euro with their joint master thesis “De documentatieplicht inzake transfer pricing: werking en implicaties” under supervision of Prof. dr. Annelies Roggeman. Jens and Eron both hold a Master ‘s degree in Business Administration (taxation).
Rani Vanhaelst (Master Business Economics) has won the prize awarded by the public at the Kwinta Master Awards 2017 with her master dissertation:
“The effect of management controls on work-related stress in companies striving for ambidexterity. Field study in the consulting sector” under the guidance of prof. Werner Bruggeman.
During the summer course of accounting (Ghent, 18-21 September, 2017), students were given the opportunity to test DUGA (Durf gamen). DUGA is an educational game developed at Ghent University by the Accounting team. DUGA tries to engage students everywhere and anytime. Quiz-questions are fired during the game. The mobile app DUGA provides real-time constructive feedback, motivational messages, a ranking system and badges.
The BIBF (Belgian Institute of Bookkeepers and Tax Experts) promotes academic research on accounting and tax related issues. Each year three awards are provided to master theses of students, graduated in the economic field. The master theses are evaluated by experts in the area and a jury of academics and finance professionals.
Pieter De Corte (student TEW, Accountancy) received the third price with his master thesis “Investeren in hybride wagens: economische en fiscale analyse” under supervision of promotor Prof. Dr. Patricia Everaert. Pieter is left on the picture.
The first price went to the Natacha Chenot and Els Matthys, also students from our Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (HW), with their thesis. “Artikel 918 B.W. mogelijkheden en gevaren”. The supervisors were Prof. Dr. Bertel De Groote and Sarah Van Bree.
Davy Vercruysse has won the best poster award in the University of Oldenburg during the “Women Entrepreneurship for future”-forum on September 21, 2016. He won the contest with his poster: “The impact of Entrepreneurship Education on the rise of Female Entrepreneurs”.
The team of Jonas Van der Slycken (with Leen Bervoets and Janis Baeten won a sustainability award (‘de Groene Ruijter’).
They propose alternative ways of travelling for students and academic staff at Ghent University aiming at a reduction of the pollution caused by travelling by plane. Next academic year (2016-2017), their campaign will be promoted at Ghent University.
More information on ‘de Groene Ruijter’ (in Dutch)
Stefanie De Bruyckere is the winner of the Best Poster Award for her poster “The importance of mutual understanding between external accountants and owner-managers, and its impact on financial performance of Belgian SMEs”.
Stefanie is a Ph.D. student with Patricia Everaert. Stefanie received the Award at the Ph.D. Day of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration on May 16th, 2016.