Frank Maes

Prof. dr. em. Frank Maes

Prof. dr. Frank Maes studied Diplomatic Sciences (Ghent University, 1984), Shipping Law (UFSIA, 1986) and obtained a Ph.D. in Law (Ghent University, 1996). He is Professor of Public International Law in the Faculty of Law at Ghent University and has been guest lecturer at several foreign universities.

His main field of research is international environmental law, protection of ocean and seas, law of the sea and freshwater law (curriculum vitae).

He was director of the Maritime Institute until October 2023, and was supervisor of various projects and PhD’s, author of  publications and research reports.

Frank Maes retired on 1 October 2023 and is still affiliated as emeritus professor to the department of European, Public and International Law.