Every year three professors from Flemish universities can work as guest professors in the United States. Read here more about the different professorchips, where the projects comes from and which professors are currently holding a position.
Under the Rubens, Van Dyck and Brueghel professorships, each year, three professors from Flemish universities can work as guest professors in America for a couple of months. The initiative is a collaboration between the Flemish universities, the Flemish department of Education and Training, and three top universities in the U.S.The guest professors go to the U.S. for at least 10 weeks, and provide courses in the Dutch Studies curriculum to make culture, literature, history and art from the Southern Low Countries visible. They will also give a public lecture on a topic that is closely related to their field of research.
History of the project
The professorchips started in 1982 with the Peter Paul Rubens chair at the University of California in Berkeley, in 1985 with the Pieter Brueghel chair at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2006 with the Anthony Van Dyck chair at the University of California in Los Angeles.