Science, Engineering & Technology news
Call: Science Festival Day
On the Science festival day, which takes place on Sunday November 24th, we want to give the general public an opportunity to discover, question and take part in scientific activities and discoveries at KU Leuven. Join us in presenting your team, your work, your research. Send your proposal for a workshop, a lecture or a demonstration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new start for the Centre for Science, Technology and Ethics
The Centre for Science, Technology and Ethics makes a new start. The ethical reflection on current and future developments in science and technology remains its central focus, but the centre will also be developed as a formal academic point of contact for ethical reviews for EU applications. Professor Annemie Geeraerd, the new coordinator of the centre, explains.
Young ZAP Council
In June last year, the SET Group Executive Committee, at the initiative of vicerector Karen Maex, established a Young ZAP Council. This council wants to make the voice of young faculty members heard more often, both in research and in education themes. We spoke with professor Karl Meerbergen, one of the members of the council.
Profiling project SET Group - Results labour market survey
The labour market survey that was carried out for the SET Group profiling project has been completed. On May 6th, the results were presented to the members of the Programme Committees of the Faculties of Bioscience Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Science and Science. In addition to an overview of the generic competencies that are expected of the various graduates, the report also sets out a possible way to meet the expectations of the labour market on the skills of the graduates. The website contains all sub-reports, as well as the final report and the presentation of May 6th.
LESEC presents great results
The Leuven Engineering and Science Education Centre (LESEC) is very active. During a recent meeting of the Science, Engineering and Technology Group Executive Committee, the annual report of the organisation, full of publications and activities, was discussed. LESEC had the task to accomplish a whole variety of goals and achieved all of them. Time for a chat with President Johan Van den Bossche.
CBA welcomes first sponsor of electronic journals
The Campus Library Arenberg thanks emeritus professor Pierre Jacobs for the financial support of the electronic journals: 'Angewandte Chemie' and 'ACS Catalysis'. He is the first to use the opportunity to sponsor electronic subscriptions to scientific journals. We hope that many others will follow his example.
Technology for Decision Makers - September workshop
Developing buildings, industrial sites and even entire cities requires formulating answers to important societal challenges. Join an interdisciplinary team of participants, experts and managers and learn how to use systems and scenario thinking in formulating sustainable and resilient answers to these challenges using Leuven's Gasthuisberg Campus as a fascinating case.