Margaux Kersschot is a YUFE-policy adviser at the Department of Research Affairs and Innovation. She is co-responsible for the follow up and development of the activities in the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance. More specifically she is focussing on the workpackages 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship', 'Staff Journey' and 'Sustainability'.
Margaux obtained a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven (2016). In the same year, she was President of the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) and has been invited for a seat in the advisory board for several consecutive years. Before rejoining the University of Antwerp, Margaux worked at Adoc Talent Management in Paris, an innovative SME specialised in careers of doctorate holders. She continued putting her expertise into practice at the Antwerp Doctoral School before moving on to her current position.