Prof. Dr. Eduard Somers
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Department of European, Public and International Law
Prof. dr. em. Eduard Somers studied Diplomatic Sciences and Law. He also has a degree in Sea and Shipping Law.
In 1980 he obtained a Ph.D. in Diplomatic Sciences on the subject of "De internatonale zeestraten. Het recht van doorvaart in vredestijd. "
In 1985, he became Visiting Professor at the VUB at the Interuniversity Program: Fundamental and Applied Marine Ecology (ECOMAMA), where he teached the course 'Legislation and Oceans'.
At Ghent University, Prof. dr. Eduard Somers was Director of the Maritime Institute until 2014. From 2000 until 2008 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law of Ghent University.
Since October 2015, prof. Somers is emeritus professor at the UGent.