Marc De Vos holds a Licentiate and Doctorate in Law (University of Ghent, 1993 and 2000), a Master in Social Law (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1994), and a Master of Laws (Harvard University, 2000). His main areas of legal specialization, in which he has also practiced extensively, include Belgian and European employment and labour law (social law), EU institutional and constitutional law, non-discrimination and fundamental rights, and the rule of law. He is also widely read in economics, sociology, and political science. About these and related topics he has authored and co-authored over twenty books and over one hundred scientific articles. He frequently publishes, teaches, lectures and debates on issues of labour and employment law, European integration, globalisation, labour market reform, pensions, ageing, healthcare, the welfare state, inequality and economic growth, both nationally and internationally, and both in academic, professional and policy circles, as well as in the media.
Marc De Vos is currently professor of law and dean at the Macquarie School of Law (Sydney). He previously served as professor of law at the Ghent University Law School and at Curtin University Law School, as Director of LLM programmes and international relations at Ghent University Faculty of Law and Crimonology, and as foundational general director of the Itinera Institute, an independent policy research institute, based in Brussels.
Marc De Vos is a member of Belgium’s High Council for Employment, of the Board of Trustees of the European Law Academy (ERA), of the Scientific Committee of ADAPT, and of various academic boards and expert committees. The recipient of several academic and educational awards, he has served as a visiting professor at universities in Europe, the United States, Australia, and Asia. He frequently has held advisory positions in various public and private organizations.