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IOB Impact Award 2018

Who has really made a difference? Which alumnus/a has been able to translate what he/she learned at IOB into a genuine added value in ‘development’. 

This is the question that drives the IOB Antwerp alumni seminar

On the 21st of December 2018, IOB organises the fifth edition of the IOB Alumni IMPACT seminar. We want to invite two IOB alumni to come to Antwerp and present their work (in a 30 min presentation). This time we would like to focus on the societal contribution of our former students have made through their work.

The IOB IMPACT seminar will consist of two presentations (each 20 min presentation + 10 min of Q& A) by two IOB alumni selected by the review committee as well as a poster reception where the top ten of alumni submissions are presented in a poster format. The seminar will be attended by the IOB students, staff and alumni as well as other interested persons and will be live streamed. The selected alumni are offered the possibility to have a short video made to visualize their contribution. The two selected alumni will also be invited to participate in the VLIR-UOS 20 year anniversary seminar in Brussel on the 20th of December.

All alumni submissions are featured (if so desired) in at least one alumni communication outlet, either in the alumni magazine ‘Exchange to change’, on the FB group or as ‘Alumni of the month’ at IOB.

For the two selected alumni, travel and hotel costs (3 nights) will be financed by IOB. No financial compensation for the presentation will be provided. The presentation should be in English and should present the alumni’s work, their contribution to development and how studying at IOB might have contributed to your contribution.

To apply please fill in the online application form BEFORE the 8th of October 2018. Some background information on your work (a policy report, a project summary, a presentation you have done earlier or the project website, video …) which provides more information about the work you do is most welcome (can also be sent to

For those of you who applied two years ago and would like to just update the previous application file, send a mail to I will forward you your previous application file for you to update and resubmit.