Dr. Kenis, Dirk

Position 
Associate Research Fellow
Nationality 
Belgium
At UNU-CRIS 
01/02/2013 to 31/12/2016
Biographical Statement 

Dirk Kenis was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS until the end of December 2016, providing methodological support to foresight exercises related to global and regional policy-issues, in an interdisciplinary and intercultural context. Dr. Kenis began his academic career at the Free University of Brussels in 1984, where he was, during almost 10 years, responsible for large interdisciplinary research projects. After obtaining his Ph.D. in sociology in 1995 at the Rijks Universiteit Utrecht (RUU), he worked as an expert/manager with various ICT companies, including EDS, Andersen Consulting and MediaGenix.

Since October 2001 Dr. Kenis also teaches at various university colleges and universities. He is currently part-time professor at MAD Faculty Hasselt. As an academic researcher he is also author of many scientific publications in the field of group decision support systems (GDSS) and knowledge management.