Science, Engineering & Technology news
KU Leuven acquires unique 16th-century manuscript
The University Library has acquired a unique manuscript entitled Preparationes ante missam (Preparations for Mass). The lavishly illuminated manuscript was written in 1582 in the Celestine Abbey in Heverlee – now Campus Library Arenberg. It is the oldest known manuscript that was created there.
New University Doctoral Regulations
As of 1 May, the new University Doctoral Regulations (UDR) are in force. The ADS general regulations have been completely absorbed by the UDR: the principles of the ADS regulations are transferred to the UDR and as such have been lifted to a university-wide level. The remaining elements in the ADS regulations have been added as Particulars within Science, Engineering & Technology in the UDR. This implies that the new UDR introduces no significant changes for PhD researchers and supervisors in ADS.
To the University Doctoral Regulations
As previously announced, the Central Purchase of Chemical Products (CASP) will close its doors. The products you used to purchase through CASP can now be ordered through the catalogue platform. If the supplier has not been included in the catalogue platform yet, an order can be made in SAP. Only the purchase of duty-free ethanol still needs to be done through CASP. Once the new permits are obtained, the duty-free ethanol can be purchased through the KU Leuven Central Warehouse.
Summer school science communication
Would you like to receive more media attention for your research or paper? Do you struggle when writing an abstract? Or did you ever refuse a radio or television interview just because you were too nervous? Register for the free summer school on Science communication ‘Let’s talk Science’ on 1, 2 and 3 July.
Photo report: Visit to Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre
On Friday 20 March, staff and students of the Science, Engineering & Technology Group had the opportunity to visit the new Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre buildings before about 500 researchers will move in. A lot of people were interested to see these modern research facilities in which different disciplines will work together in order to even better meet the complex challenges of the future.
Call: Science Festival Day
Take part in this year's Science Festival Day on Sunday 22 November. Put your research or your research group in the spotlight by developing a workshop, demonstration, exhibition, interactive lecture, ...
Call: Science Festival Day (pdf)
In November Campus Library Arenberg organised a successful first book sale. Fifty percent of the proceeds were donated to three charities. The library also distributed 22 Royal Society of Chemistry voucher codes for gold open access and was able to make a profitable deal with the Nature Publishing Group, which resulted in a substantial number of new titles.
International brochure SET Group
The international brochure of the SET Group is now available. It includes leaflets of the group, the Arenberg Doctoral School, the five faculties and the fourteen departments. In addition, you can find a lot of division leaflets on the website.