Professor Bart de Schutter was Professor of Law at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, visiting Professor at the University of Montreal and Georgia University Law School, and is still President of the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He graduated as Doctor in Law from Brussels in 1959, then gained his LLM from Harvard in 1961. He returned to Brussels to take his Chair and went on to found the Programme of International Legal Co-operation. He became Rector of the University in 1978 and two years later joined the faculty of the European Rectors' Conference Programme, headed by Anglia's Professor John Davies. Professor de Schutter is the Belgian representative at the Joint Supervisory Body of Europol and Schengen, and is Chairman of the Erasmus Hogeschool, Brussel (University College). His duties as Chairman of the Directing Group of the OECD's programme on Higher Education Management have given him even greater opportunity to act as a positive influence on the development of higher education services.
In 1994 Professor Bart de Schutter was made an Honorary Fellow of the University.
"The Senate of Anglia Polytechnic University has great pleasure in awarding Prof Dr Bart de Schutter an Honorary Fellowship of the University.
Professor Dr Bart de Schutter, a distinguished academic lawyer specialising in International/European Law, holds his Chair at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) where he founded the Programme on International Legal Co-operation. He is also Director of the Centre for International Criminal Law at the University.
He became rector of the University in 1978, a position he held for 4 years. During this period he became Chairman of the Liaison Committee of the European Rectors' Conference and the European Community, and was very influential in establishing the parameters of European co-operation in the field of higher education. In 1980 he joined the faculty of the European Rectors' Conference Programme for University Rectors, headed by Anglia's Professor John Davies, and has been a regular tutor since.
In recent years his impact on the international scene in higher education has been given further prominence by his Chairmanship of the Directing Group of OECD's programme on Higher Education Management. This again led to joint activities with the Centre for Higher Education Management at Anglia's Danbury Park campus, not only in Europe, but also in Latin America, as part of the Columbus project on European-Latin American Co-operation in Higher Education.
He has published in the Dutch, French and English languages on international law, international criminal law, humanitarian law, computer law and information security. He holds visiting professorships at several universities, including the University of Montreal and Georgia University Law School. His current preoccupations are with Belgian television as Chairman of the Flemish Television Service.
Professor Dr Bart de Schutter is a leading internationalist in the field of higher education, who has contributed significantly to Anglia's international profile, both in higher education management and in legal education.
The Honorary Fellowship is awarded to Professor Dr Bart de Schutter for his support to staff and students on the Anglia Polytechnic University MA (now LLM) European Business Law programme, in particular to students during their periods of study at the Free University of Brussels."