In conversation with SBE Dean Philip Vergauwen

Talkin’Business recently sat down with Prof. Philip Vergauwen, who became the new Dean of the School of Business and Economics on 1 September 2013, to get to know the man behind the title a little better. This resulted in an open and relaxed conversation, during which Prof. Vergauwen shared this thoughts and vision on many different topics, from what the SBE Deanship means to him to the place of Maastricht University in the region to his passion for history.

We offer you the possibility to watch a video teaser of the interview, the full interview (30 minutes) or short selected soundbites on a number of specific topics.

Full interview:


On Challenges:


On becoming dean of SBE


On government spending cuts


On important lessons


On history


On the School of Business and Economics


On the future of Maastricht University


On Maastricht University’s regional agenda


On MSM and UM:

Interview and video production: Bernd Kapeller for Talkin’Business

There is one comment

  1. Mem

    His opinions on SBE’s challenges are focused too much on internal problems, such as inter-faculty communication. But there is a lot more and the big picture seems to be missing. SBE’s international rankings are decreasing from year to year, and being an SBE alumnus I know there is a lot of room to improve. I hope he will focus on external forces as well and the SBE will be able to make good steps towards becoming a truly international business school.

    In addition, I am asking myself what the US flag in the background is supposed to be.

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