Frederik Questier


Prof. dr. Frederik Questier’s work at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel focuses on the intersections of openness, innovation, technologies and education.

He is a co-founder of the Open Patent Office which aims to stimulate innovation by providing an open, free & social alternative to the traditional patent offices.

He is a co-founder and former Research & Innovation Director of Chamilo, an association which aims at bringing you the best Free and Open Source software for e-learning and collaboration.

He contributed to 18 ICT in education projects in 10 developing countries, mainly in Cuba, South America and Africa.

He has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, but he has shifted focus. He has an Academic Teacher degree and he worked over 20 years on educational technology & innovation. Until the end of 2009 he was the head of the VUB Educational Innovation Center. Since 2007 he also worked as a professor in the VUB Educational Sciences and Teacher Education departments.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)



Book cover : How open is the future
F. Questier and W. Schreurs, Chapter “Open courseware and Open scientific publications”, in “How open is the future? Economic, Social & Cultural Scenarios based on Free & Open Source Software”, Eds M. Wynants and J. Cornelis, VUBpress, ISBN: 9789054873785 (2005)
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Book cover : Onderwijsvernieuwing_een_continu_proces
T. Derks, J. Driesen, A. Horemans, F. Questier, K. Steenhaut, H. Van Lindt (editors), Onderwijsvernieuwing: een continu proces (Educational innovation: a continuous process), VUBpress, ISBN: 9789054874881 (2008)
Free download (Creative Commons License)

Book cover : Open Bron, Open Inhoud, Open Leren
D. Gombeir en F. Questier (editors), Open Bron, Open Inhoud, Open Leren (Open Source, Open Content, Open Learning), Wolters Plantyn, ISBN-ISSN:9030188480 (2005)
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