Dr. Aziliz Vandesande obtained her advanced Master in Science of Conservation of Monuments and Sites in 2012 at the University of Leuven. She assisted in the development of a Risk Assessment methodology in collaboration with the UNESCO office in Amman (Jordan). In 2017, following 4 years of research on preventive conservation for built heritage, she obtained her degree of Doctor in Civil Engineering.
At present, Aziliz is the Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 project ILUCIDARE, which focusses on building international relations through heritage-led innovation in 9 countries in the Middle-East, Sub-Saharan Africa, North-Africa, South-America and the Balkans. In addition, she has successfully set-up and is involved in several other international research and development projects.
She coordinates the courses "Built Heritage Documentation" and "International Training Workshop" at the University of Leuven.