Rik Torfs#


Rik Torfs
Email:rik.torfs 'at' kuleuven.be
Membership Number:4142
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:LAW
Username:rtorfs
Homepage: http://www.riktorfs.be




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1996 Full Professor of the KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Since 2013 Rector of the KU Leuven
  • 1988 - 1996 Assistant and Associate Professor at KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • 1987 - 1988 Research Assistant Canon Law
  • 1982 - 1987 Ph.D. Fellowship (F.W.O.) Canon Law
  • 1981-1982 Research Assistant Civil Law
  • 1987-1988 Visiting Professor at Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
  • Since 2000 Visiting Professor at the University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Since 2000 Visiting Professor at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
  • 2003-2007 Visiting Professor at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Canon law and civil law, with special regard to the relationship between 'State and Church' and 'Church and Society' in Europe
  • Interface issues between Church and Society, including ethics, human rights, social affairs, peace, inter-cultural dialogue, inter-religious questions

Honours and Awards


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