Symposium: KU Leuven Facing the Future – How to Increase Societal Impact?

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As a university and academic community, the KU Leuven plays a vital part in addressing complex societal challenges such as global warming and social injustice. Students, researchers and teachers from different disciplines and corners of academia all have important roles to fulfill in catalyzing social change, social innovation, societal impact.
But how can we further this agenda and increase the societal impact of our university? Should our university remain in its traditional role as center of knowledge creation and dissemination? Or should we engage in a multi-stakeholder dialogue that moves beyond academic confines and engages with the broader community?
Join the Symposium and discover how different stakeholders navigate this new reality of global challenges and step up to act as agents of change. Get inspired by stories from students, researchers and community actors, and find out how our candidate rectors view societal impact at the KU Leuven
PROGRAM:
17:00-17:15: Welcome
17:15-19:00: Parallel sessions
1. How to write a thesis with social engagement and impact? (Green Office Living Lab and Science Shop
2. Project results from the course Science and Sustainability: a socio-ecologic approach
3. Honours Programme Transdisciplinary Insights
19:00-19:15: Break
19:15-20:15: Plenary session “How can a university like KU Leuven increase its societal impact?”
1. Inspirational examples of student projects
2. Keynote speakers & Q&A:
Aรฏssatou Baldรฉ – ๐˜ˆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ตรฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ญโ€™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต: ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜’๐˜œ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด รฉ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด
Nicol Keith – ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ (๐˜œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ)
Sabine Denis- ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต
20:15-21:00: Debate with rector-candidates Prof. Luc Sels and Prof. Jan Tytgat
Learn more at the event webpage!

Date

05 May 2021
Expired!

Time

17:00 - 21:00