Dear colleagues and friends,  

It is with infinite sadness that we have learned that Professor Mario Telò passed away last night after having fought with great courage against a long and painful illness.

Professor at the ULB since 1986/7, holder of a Jean Monnet Chair ad personam since 1994, Director of the Political Department of the Institut d’études européennes (1989-2004), President of the IEE (2005-2009) and Vice-President (2009-2015), member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, Professor Mario Telò marked the institutional and intellectual development of international relations and European studies within the Department of Political Science of the ULB and the IEE.  

The Institut d’études européennes, the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences and the ULB as a whole lose a committed intellectual, a researcher internationally recognised for his publications and research work, much appreciated by his students and colleagues and by all his collaborators involved in the numerous European and international projects he successfully coordinated at the ULB. Devoted to the institution, Professor Telò contributed to the education of many generations of students, in particular through his courses in International Relations and History of Political Doctrines.

We offer his wife, his two sons and his entire family our deepest condolences and our deepest sympathy.

We will all miss you, dear Mario! 

Ramona Coman, President of the IEE