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Wolfgang Schön Honoured with Francqui Chair

With an inaugural lecture on “The Future of International Tax Law” delivered on 16 March 2017, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön took up the International Franqui Professor Chair at the University of Antwerp.

Honoured as the “International Francqui Research Professor” by the Belgian ‘Fondation Francqui’, he holds the position for the academic year 2016/2017.

Every year, based on proposals from three Belgian universities, the Fondation Francqui nominates three ‘Francqui Chairs’ to academics of the highest international reputation and scientific excellence: one for the Sciences, one for the Humanities and one for the Life Sciences.

Wolfgang Schön, Director at the MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, has been nominated by the universities of Liège and Antwerp to represent the Humanities in 2016/2017 and has been elected by the Board of Directors of the Francqui Foundation for the Chair.

Apart from the Inaugural Lecture, Wolfgang Schön will deliver six Classes of Excellence and a Closing Symposium as part of his honorary professorship at the University of Antwerp.

(from left) Prof. P. van Moerbeke, Secretary General of the Francqui Foundation; Prof. van H. Goethem, Rector of the University of Antwerp; Prof. W. Schön, MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance; Prof. F. Peeters, University of Antwerp;
Prof. M. Bourgeois, University of Liège; Prof. Y-H. Leleu, University of Liège.



March, 2017