VUB rector Jan Danckaert undergoes emergency heart surgery

Brussels, Monday 16 January 2022 - Jan Danckaert, rector of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, underwent emergency heart surgery today. Four bypass grafts were successfully made during the procedure at UZ Brussel, the university hospital attached to VUB. On doctors' advice, Danckaert is now taking a period of absence to fully recover from the operation. Hugo Thienpont, vice-rector of Innovation & Valorisation, will temporarily take over his duties.
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