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Meet Leuven Management of Science, Engineering and Technology - Panel discussion

  • 06 Apr 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Flanders House, 620 8th Avenue, 44th Floor


Registration is closed

On the occasion of the visit of the Group Science, Engineering and Technology to the United States,

Headed by Vice-rector Georges Gielen, accompanied by distinguished deans and vice-deans.

Panel Discussion: 

"Education and the innovation economy: how to train our next-generation knowledge workers."

The debate will discuss challenges on how to train people to feed the innovation economy. Do we need education that combines sciences, technology, economics, entrepreneurship, etc, from bachelor's level, all the way to masters? Do we need new educational techniques? Do we need to expand our efforts on STEM in high school? Those and more questions will be discussed at the Flanders House by an expert panel.

06:00 PM : Welcome of registrants

06:30 PM : Introduction by the Vice-rector and the Alumni Chair

06:45 PM : Panel Discussion

07:30 PM : Reception

08:30 PM : End

[The event is nearly full- few places left. The event is open to Alumni and friends.]

The Panel will consist of KU Leuven management and professionals living and working in the US including: 


  • Prof. Michiel Steyaert, Dean Faculty of Engineering
  • Prof. Peter Lievens, Dean Faculty of Sciences
  • Prof. Nadine Buys, Dean, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
  • Prof. Wouter Dessein, Finance and Economics, Columbia University

Moderator: Mr. Peter Vanham, Media Strategist, World Economic Forum

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