Scientific activities

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Since its creation the University Foundation has developed initiatives to support scientific research in Belgium. These activities have evolved over time, because the University Foundation aims to be complementary to other bodies (government agencies, FWO/FNRS …).
Our main initiatives are currently:

  • financial support for the publication of scientific works (books, journals, papers),
  • the organization of scientific meetings (Ethical Forum, Rebel),
  • providing facilities for the organization of scientific and academic activities by external organizations.
 
It was our intention to hold this year a discussion in the annual Ethical Forum on exams in higher education, with the challenging title:
Fair exams in a mass university: can technology get us out of trouble?
For a detailed description of the subject and the planned program, please refer to the EF 2020 website.
Unfortunately, in the present situation we are forced to postpone this activity to 2021.
 
However, on Thursday December 3, 2020 from 1 to 2.30 pm, we will organize a new type of activity, the "Lunchtime Ethical Forum", a shorter discussion on an ethical-social subject.
The topic of this first edition is "The pandemic-driven digital university: temporary nightmare or seed for better higher education?".
Due to the circumstances, this activity will be organized completely online.
More information and registration: click here.

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The  Ethical Forum of the University Foundation took place on December 7, 2017. The theme was: "What place (if any) for academics in our post-truth era?".

For downloading the presentations and the concluding remarks the reader is referred to the website of the Ethical Forum. The concluding remarks by Philippe Van Parijs have been published as "Reaction and Debate" in Ethical Perspectives, vol. 25, n° 1, pp. 143-148, 2018. This paper can also be downloaded from the downloads section of the Ethical Forum 2017.Read more

 

To stimulate publication of scientific papers in international journals, of which the language is mostly English, the Commission for Subsidies and Publications of the University Foundation has the possibility of giving financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. Read more

 

In an official ceremony at the University Foundation on December 13, 2018,  the biannual Fernand Collin Prize for Law was awarded to dr. Joost HUYSMANS, for his doctoral thesis “Legitieme verdediging”, Intersentia, Antwerp, 2017, 958 p. He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.Read more

The University Foundation provides financial support for various scientific publications (books, journals, papers), to promote the research carried out in Belgium. 
A list of the recently sponsored publications with the relevant bibliographic references is available : books, papers, journals. A list of previously supported publications is also available .Read more