UGent Talks: Prof. Everaert

“The Accountant and Accounting Education: (un)necessary for the future?”

“No need for accountants in the future!  And the same applies to the doctor and lawyer!”, a call sometimes positioned by non-experts.  Do you dare to think?

The digital evolution will replace (fortunately) some of the repetitive tasks, such as entry of invoices.  However, the task of an accountant involves much more than simply “producing” the annual accounts.  For instance, for adiedereenUGentvising start-ups, coaching key decision makers in a company, analyzing the financial health and explaining the consequences of investments or financing operations, …, we still need a human being as accountant, also in the future!  Combining financial expertise with outstanding communication will make the accountant as one of jobs with the brightest future!

Furthermore, it is important that everyone possesses financial literacy in the current complex society.  To make investments and financing decisions in the personal life, as well as in the leisure time as engaged volunteer in a nonprofit organization (sport club, cultural group, charity, …), accounting knowledge is necessary to understand the consequences of your decisions.  If you want to test your financial literacy, download at the “Balanscentrale,, the annual account of your favorite company and see if you understand “the figures” and have it at your fingertips.

“Accounting education is a must for everyone, especially if you want to peek around the corner!”

Or in Dutch: “Wilmeisjeprof + meisje je gluren bij de buren, dan kan de prof. Boekhouden je daarbij helpen”


The DUGA-cup in the summer course of accounting.

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.

During the Elke en de grote boze wolflast day of the summer course, the student with the nickname: ‘Grote Boze Wolf’ won the DUGA-cup and the UGent-Sweater. Congratulations!!!!








Ph.D. Tutor Award: Patricia Everaert wins, Tom Vanacker nominated

Bart Larivière, Patricia Everaert and Tom Vanacker were nominated for the annual Ph.D. Tutor Award, elected by the Ph.D. students of the faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Their active guidance, support and constructive feedback given to Ph.D. students is highly appreciated.DSC_0600 (2)
She received the 2016 Ph.D. Tutor  Award at the Ph.D. Day on May 16th, 2016.

Students bring future of education closer with apps, games and webslides

The Flanders Today newsblog features an article on the UGent Innoversity Challenge.

UGent’s Innoversity Challenge called on students and staff to come up with innovative ideas to improve education, and the results are impressive.

Full article on Flanders Today
Innoversity Challenge winning team


Education Day Ghent University

On Thursday, March 17th, 2016, the Education Day Ghent University takes place at Het Pand.  The programme consists of several workshops for educators and staff, with contributions from our accounting team:

  • Problem-based learning and team-learning (Fanny Buysschaert and Patricia Everaert)
  • Semester meeting (Patricia Everaert and Fanny Buysschaert)
  • Exam matrix in Accounting (Patricia Everaert and Elke Minnaert)

Programme (in Dutch)

Innoversity challenge: winning team

On 3 March 2016, the winning teams of the Innoversity Challenge were announced. Next academic year, they will transform their ideas into pilot projects.

innoversitychallengeThe project “Gamified learning”  (Jeroen Neckebrouck, Elke Minnaert, Evelien Opdecam and Patricia Everaert) is one of four winning teams.

‘We want to develop a mobile game that helps students to assess their existing knowledge of a specific course while challenging others in a competitive and stimulating environment. Our game enhances the engagement of students without placing an extra burden on the teaching staff. Also, everyone gets feedback on their learning process in a pleasant way.’

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Cost accounting, linked with the financial accounting system: fully reviewed version now available

Excellent book  for students, researchers, and professionals who want some more background information on the implementation of a costing- or controlling module in an ERP-software system.
analytischboekhoudenOnly available in Dutch: Analytisch boekhouden en Kostencalculatie, Bruggeman W., De Lembre E., Everaert P., Hoozée S., Patfoort C., uitgegeven bij Intersentia, 2016

Innoversity Challenge

innoversityThe Innoversity Challenge at Ghent University started on 27 October 2015 and proceeds in several stages. Out of 544 ideas for changing the future of education in a digital way, the project submitted by Jeroen Neckebrouck, Evelien Opdecam and Elke Minnaert has been selected for the shortlist of 10 projects by a team of education experts.

Together with 19 other teams they received professional coaching to help form and pitch their idea“We want to develop a mobile game where students can ask each other interesting questions about the subject material. Our game enhances the engagement of students without placing an extra burden on the teaching staff. Also, everyone gets feedback on their learning process in a pleasant way.”

Jeroen, Evelien and Elke convinced the jury and the Rector and got a ticket for the final round on February 12th and 13th, 2016 at Het Pand. On March 3rd we will know which three to five best ideas will start as a pilot project during the next academic year.

Innoversity challenge