Who we are

Who we are

The SOCENT Interuniversity Attraction Pole involved, from the outset, around 45 faculty members and researchers from research centres in four Belgian universities and four international partners.

But by essence, the programme was designed to expand well beyond this initial group of researchers. Indeed, besides the researchers working in the four Belgian research centres making up the SOCENT research consortium (“SOCENT Researchers”) and the four international partners, the SOCENT programme involved an ever-growing community of associated researchers worldwide. These researchers got involved in SOCENT in a variety of ways, including through participation in the ICSEM project or on the basis of tailor-made cooperation agreements. All the researchers involved in the SOCENT project--except for those involved as ICSEM Research Partners, who are listed here--are listed in the Directory.

The SOCENT programme also worked in close cooperation with the EMES International Research Network on several aspects, the most important of which were the organisation of international research conferences and the ICSEM project.