Science, Engineering & Technology news
Info session research collaboration in Africa through IITA and ILRI
In August, a delegation from the Science, Engineering and Technology Group visited the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Both institutions are international research organisations that aim to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries in Africa through research in agriculture and livestock. During a brief session on 27 October you will be informed on the opportunities for research collaboration with these institutions.
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KU Leuven MRC celebrates 10th anniversary
On 4 October, the KU Leuven Materials Research Centre (LMRC), organises its 10th Annual Research Meeting. The programme of this anniversary edition includes presentations by two outstanding speakers, a poster session presented by MRC research groups and an exhibition of ten materials innovations "made in Leuven".
Arenberg 2015 brochure
The Arenberg brochure offers new coming professors and faculty members of the Science, Engineering & Technology Group the opportunity to present themselves and their research areas to the broader academic community. The latest edition is available now.
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PiLoT: Where art and science meet
Art and science have a lot in common and fostering the connections between these two fields can lead to mutual benefit. This is why in the academic year 2016-2017 a collaboration will be set up between the fine arts section of SLAC (stands for ‘Stedelijke Leuvense Academie en Conservatorium’, the art academy and music conservatory of Leuven) and the KU Leuven. This project carries the name PiLoT, as it concerns a trajectory in which navigating, experimenting/testing and bridging two worlds are a goal in itself, besides the creation of a work of art. We invite KU Leuven scientists (and artists) to participate in this pilot project.
Opening event Ex Vitro
On 1 October, the Thermotechnical Institute opens its doors for the exhibition Ex Vitro, a creative collaboration in art, science and technology. The programme includes a demonstration of Theo Jansen's "Strandbeests", a fascinating debate between artists and scientists, and a dance perfomance by Joke Raes with live music by Jochen Arbeit.
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New: STEM University
Have you always wanted to develop an app, microscope, noise detector or drone? Starting this school year in Leuven, children and young people between 5 and 18 years will be familiarized with science and technology in a fun kind of way through a wide range of STEM workshops. STEM University is an organisation of KU Leuven and is part of the large STEM Leuven project together with the city of Leuven and UCLL.
www.stemuniversiteit.be (in Dutch)
InnovationLab launches three new initiatives
InnovationLab, a joint initiative of the KU Leuven Departments of Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Chemical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering Science, had a successful second year. In the school year 2016-2017 InnovationLab will launch three new initiatives!
Triple E: PIP Leuven 'Nobody should be scared to become an entrepreneur!'
Within the Science, Engineering and Technology Group, entrepreneurship is a hot topic. The educational project Triple E wants to highlight different initiatives, by giving the floor to students and lecturers. In this interview: Product Innovation Project (PIP), a pioneering project in Belgium in which interdisciplinary teams of students tackle problems of companies. Last academic year, PIP became active in Leuven. This academic year, they want to expand. Triple E talked with the previous and current coordinator.
"Open Bedrijvendag": STEM for the future
The theme for "Open Bedrijvendag 2016", which will takes place on Sunday 2 October, is "STEM for the future!" STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The Faculty of Engineering participates in the "Open Bedrijvendag" and demonstrates how engineers / engineering science work.
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In the first semester of the new academic year, library 2Bergen starts a new initiative: the 2Bergen Information Centre. 2BIC stands for voluntary, practical workshops of 45 minutes on informations skills for students and researchers. | CBA has switched to a new, safer printing system. | The University Library has signed a new contract with the publishing house Springer Nature.