Science, Engineering & Technology news
Artefact 2016: Up in the Air
From 9 to 21 February 2016, the latest edition of the STUK Artefact Festival will take place. This year the festival looks up to the sky with the theme 'Up in the Air'. Scientific challenges in the fields of meteorology, engineering technology/science, mechanical engineering, etc. are put in the spotlight in the form of exhibitions, performances and lectures.
Check the programme
Call for sabbaticals for ZAP members
KU Leuven regards sabbatical leave as an important element in the development of an academic career. In addition to the traditional sabbaticals for research revitalisation through FWO funding, the University Administration provides additional resources to realise complementary sabbatical periods for ZAP members.
Read more (in Dutch, English version soon available)
Video Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre
At the official opening of Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre on 28 October, a promotional video was launched. This video may be used freely to promote the chemistry and nanotechnology research in the new research facilities and to attract (foreign) talent.
Watch the video
Launch research platform 'raak'
On 17 December, KU Leuven - Department of Architecture Campus Sint-Lucas and LUCA School of Arts will launch the research platform 'raak'. 'raak' (Research in Architecture and the Arts at KU Leuven Association) gathers the expertise with regard to common priorities and makes optimal use of it.
Read more (in Dutch)
The SET Executive Committee ratified the incorporation of the KU Leuven Energy Institute in the umbrella structure of the Centres. The Energy Institute brings together energy research within the KU Leuven and maintains contact with the energy industry and public organizations in the energy sector.
Visit the renewed website of the Energy Institute
Support for young researchers through ADS
During the past year, the Arenberg Doctoral School (ADS) was able to support many initiatives as part of YouReCa (Young Researchers' Careers'): (inter-university) summer schools, PhD Symposia, Meet the Jury seminars, etc. Are you planning to organise an activity for young researchers? Then apply for financial support through ADS.
CBA news: opening renovated attic space
On 8 December, Campus Library Arenberg's renovated attic was inaugurated. Thanks to the renovation, CBA can offer 150 additional study spaces. More CBA news: new acquisitions, 'Knowledge per kilo' and 'Blokken in Leuven'.
Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre inaugurated
On 28 October the new research facilities for chemistry, chemical engineering and nanotechnology, Leuven Chem&Tech and Leuven NanoCentre, were inaugurated.
Video and photo report of the event