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Dr. Marc Vanlangendonck (Belgium, °1959) is the founder and president of Expeditions, operates worldwide since 1985 in the field of applied anthropology. His expertise focuses on the domain of planned change, and this from different angles. Marc has several sensitive policy reports commissioned by governments and international organisations to his name. He teaches anthropology at University of Leuven and is directly connected to the research of ATHOS, IMMRC and the Master in Tourism. Every year he guides students in their Master's thesis. Marc supervises and is involved in any project or initiative of Expeditions. As historian and anthropologist, he believes very strongly in an interdisciplinary approach, which is created by the multidisciplinary Expeditions research teams.
Master in Modern History, KU Leuven 
Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU Leuven 
Doctor in Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU Leuven


Teaching at the KU Leuven Belgium, 2012
- Aspects of Anthropology
- Cases/Seminars Tourism
- Participant Observation labo, seminar STEDE
- Tourism and Culture

Research Groups
- Founder-chairman since 1995 of Expeditions, Research in Applied Anthropology, worldwide independent research activities
- Leading professor since 2005 of the annual Malta Summer School (MSS) for anthropologists
- Member since 2004 of Interculturalism, Minorities, Migration Research Centre (IMMRC), Faculty of Social Science, Department Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU Leuven
- Director of the Flemish Centre for Tourism Policy Studies (in Dutch: STeR, Steunpunt voor Toerisme en Recreatie) commissioned by the Flemish Government, Department International Flanders and the Economical Scientifical Department, 2011 
- Co-Founder of FONTANA since 2011, Social Tourism
- Co-Founder of ASTOR since 2012, Association Tourism Research KU Leuven, Department Geography, Faculty of Science
- Associate Member of GCIS since 2012, Gülen Chair for Intercultural Studies

Editorial Boards/Teams
- Chairman of the board of the Expeditions e-books
- KOLOR, Journal on Moving Communities (since 2004)
- Omertaa, on line Journal for Applied Anthropology (since 2007, co-founder/chairman)
- Reviewer for Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (since 2011) 

Worldwide long term assignments in applied anthropology:
- Jamaica (1985 - 1987)
- Surinam (1986 - 1987)
- Crete, Greece (1988 - 1992)
- Egypt (1990 - 1992)
- Malta (1996 - 1998)

Work in progress 2014 (work titles books)
- Tourism in Flanders, reconstructed by Oral History (in Dutch, with Anne Marie Van Broeck)
- Essays Tourism and Culture (in English)

Promotor of following Master theses with fieldwork in loco (from 2005)
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