Science, Engineering & Technology news
Sustainability Award Science, Engineering and Technology
From this year onwards, the Science, Engineering and Technology Group organizes an annual sustainability competition that rewards innovative student projects regarding sustainability. The winning project will receive the “Sustainability Award Science, Engineering and Technology”. In addition, the winning team will receive a 1,000 Euros to implement the project. Entries are open until 19 April 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.
New chair supports research on renewable materials
On March 23, the creation of a new chair for the promotion of academic research in the field of new materials will be signed. The holder of the new chair will be Professor Wim Thielemans who, thanks to the Odysseus programme, returned from the University of Nottingham two years ago in order to set up a research group for the development of polymers based on renewable materials at KU Leuven Campus Kortrijk.
LESEC further evolves
LESEC, the Leuven Engineering and Science Education Center, established in 2009, is further evolving towards its objective to create within the University of Leuven a community of engineering and science education researchers and developers that contributes with research evidence to the advancement of engineering and science education.
Successful edition Artefact 2016
This year's edition of Artefact, the arts festival with a scientific slant, was a great success with more than 13000 visitors. The layered 'Up in the Air' expo, which was supported by the Science, Engineering and Technology Group as part of the 'Art and Science' policy, was highly appreciated by the public, including many KU Leuven staff and students.
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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.
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