Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Criminology
Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel
+32(0)2 629 2634
Marc Cools holds a PhD in Criminology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and certificates in Business Economics (IPO Management School- Antwerp University) and International Management in the Telecommunications Industry (London Business School). He had different higher-management and board positions in the private security services industry: Bell Telephone ITT nv, Alcatel Bell nv, Shield nv and Faceo Security & Prevention nv and was member of the board at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Currently, he is a member of the board at Securitas Training nv, the Belgian Intelligence Studies Centre, the Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe, Levenslust vzw and member of the Mont Pèlerin Society.
He lectured at the Antwerp Police Academy, the School for Criminology of the Justice Department, Antwerp Management School and Paris X La Défense Nanterre University. He was advisor for the former Belgian Justice Minister, Mr. Marc Verwilghen.
Today he is Professor of Criminology at Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Visiting Professor at Nyenrode University. Above he teaches at the Intelligence & Security School of the Ministry of Defence. He’s also ‘Ridder in de Leopoldsorde (B)’ and ‘Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes académiques (F)’.