Lietaert, Ine

Professorial Fellow

  • Ine Lietaert
    Potterierei 72, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

    Research Interests

    • Migrant Reintegration
    • Migrant Return
    • Migrants and social inclusion
    • Migration


    • PhD Social Work and Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University
    • MA Social Work, Ghent University

    Biographical Statement

    Ine Lietaert is a Professorial Fellow at UNU-CRIS since November 2018. After Ine Lietaert attained her degree as Master in Social Work, she worked at the asylum and migration department of an INGO. After a couple of years of practical experience, she returned to Ghent University and completed her PhD on the return and reintegration processes of assisted returnees from Belgium to Georgia and Armenia. Before joining UNU-CRIS, she worked as post-doc research on the Childmove ERC project (Ghent University), investigating the trajectories and wellbeing of unaccompanied refugee minors moving through Europe.

    At UNU-CRIS, Ine Lietaert coordinates the Migration and Social Policy research track. She supports PhD students and interns with researches related to return migration governance and the involvement of international organisations and regions herein, reintegration processes, internal displacement in urban settings and migration trajectories, with a particular focus on the development of support mechanisms and support policies for people on the move in various regions of the word. Ine Lietaert also teaches International Social Work at Ghent University.