Science, Engineering & Technology news
SET mission establishes contacts with top universities in the US and Canada
From March 30 till April 9, a delegation from the Science, Engineering and Technology Group visited 13 universities in the United States and Canada. "The purpose of this mission was to explore new opportunities for cooperation and to consolidate - and where possible expand - already existing partnerships, primarily in the areas of education and doctoral research", vice rector Georges Gielen explains.
Technovation Hub supports entrepreneurship among SET students
Within the framework of the postgraduate programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship in engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology) - and with the support of the SET Group - the non-profit organisation Technovation Hub was recently founded. Technovation Hub aims at encouraging entrepreneurship and technical innovation among students by creating a protected learning and working environment in which students can develop creative and ambitious team projects in interaction with researchers and partners. Jeroen Buijs and Chrisje Haenen were eager to elaborate on the new organisation and its objectives.
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SET Group rolls out further STEM actions with STEM coordinator
"The society of the future has a strong need for people with a STEM profile, but at present not enough young people opt for a STEM education. Enthusing young people to consider STEM-based programmes is one of the strategic objectives of the Science, Engineering and Technology Group and in this context we have recently recruited a STEM coordinator.", Georges Gielen, vicerector of the SET Group says. Katrien Kolenberg, who started on February 1 as STEM coordinator for the SET Group, explains what the job is about.
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"Relativity applies to physics, not to ethics" (Albert Einstein)
Ethics@Arenberg integrates knowledge on the ethical aspects of scientific research and makes it available to all members of the Science, Engineering and Technology Group in the form of lectures, training and consultancy. Professor Annemie Geeraerd, coordinator of the centre, explains.
Three SET professors obtained major Odysseus project funding
On March 31, the FWO has announced the names of 25 internationally renowned researchers who have built up a career abroad and will now receive start-up funding in order to set up a research line within a Flemish university. Three of them will develop a research group within the Science, Engineering and Technology Group at KU Leuven. We are glad to introduce them (and their research) to you.
CBA news: "Blokken in Leuven" - New printing and copy system
During "Blokken in Leuven" (1 May - 24 June) Campus Library Arenberg is extending its opening hours. As of May 21, the entire library will be 'silent area'.
From next academic year, the University Library will switch to a new copy and printing system. The current copy cards will loose their value (credits) starting from September 2016.
Design team appointed for new building Quadrivium
In the summer of 2017, work on a new construction project on Campus Arenberg Celestijnenlaan 200 will start. Next to building 200G, a new building will arise that will include a large auditorium for 600 people, multipurpose seminar rooms and collaborative learning spaces, a lab cluster adjoining the existing labs of the 200G, the dean's offices for the Faculty of Science and a cafeteria that can also be used as informal learning space. The new building, which earlier received the name Trivium, has now been renamed Quadrivium.