Dorothy Gruyaert

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Circular economy is a good example of how sustainable development always requires a holistic approach and long-term thinking. In a circular economy, attention is paid to the whole life cycle of a good/building, from the design and build/production via use through to its end of life.


Prof.dr. Dorothy Gruyaert (°1988) was appointed in September 2021 as assistant professor Law and sustainability at the KU Leuven. She teaches a.o. administrative law at the KU Leuven campus Kulak. She is a member of both the Leuven Centre for Public Law and the Institute for Property Law, since her research at the interface of public law and private law. She also teaches in the Postgraduate Real Estate of the Post University Learning Centre of the Kulak.

From 2006 till 2011 she studied law at the Kulak, KU Leuven and Stellenbosch University and she graduated magna cum laude. In 2016 she received the degree of doctor in law with her thesis on “The exclusivity of ownership”. From 2016 till 2021 she worked as a lawyer and was part of the real estate team of Eubelius. She gained a lot of experience in litigation, counselling and contract drafting.

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