University Contest 2016

Project Management at Ghent University

University Contest 2016

When: Thursday March 17, 2016
Where: Business Faculty, Sint Lendriksborre 6, 1120 Brussels
What: The chapter evening of PMI Belgium 

Download the press release of this article here.

For my Project Management (PM) course at the Business Engineering Programme (Handelsingenieurs) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration from Ghent University, all students have to submit a written manuscript and have to give an oral presentation about a PM topic. The three best manuscripts are selected and sent to PMI Belgium. An international jury of PMI Belgium members selects the most relevant and inspiring manuscript and awards it by the PMI Belgium University Contest prize.

And the winners are…

This year, the students Ellen De Backer, Rani Torrekens, Laurine Van Buggenhout, Mathilde Van Caeckenbergh and Karen Verhaeghe have been awarded for their paper titled "De Waalse Krook: Risk Assessment using the Fuzzy Set Theory" in which they present their PM analysis of risk management using the fuzzy set theory for a project in Ghent. They have used the not so well-known fuzzy set theory on a real dataset and analysed its relevance for measuring risk. They show that analysing risk using this theory allows to better copy with causes and effects of risk, and hence, allows to take better actions. It is now the second time that a project related to our city Ghent is the winner (see previous winners). I'm sure our well-known mayor Daniel Termont is proud on our students and university! Well done!

A picture with my winning students

Congratulations to the six students! ... well done! I hope they enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame.

Relevant article: University Contest 2015.

Meet our other students at the OR&S group (in Dutch).