Scientific activities

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  • Biermans-Lapôtre an international residence project

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.
The topic disussed in the Ethical Forum 2019 was the question whether universities should be involved in reserach with military purposes, with the provocative title

Academics as soldiers ?

The Ethical Forum 2019 was organized on December 5, 2019, form 2 to 6 pm at the University Foundation. For a description of the topic and the programme, you are referred to the website of EF 2019.
The available presentations and a number of related documents can be found in the downloads section.

For applications for Belgian students for a stay at Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris, follow this link

 

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.

 

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 decided to open the possibility of financial support for linguistic editing of the manuscipt. 

 

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, fot his doctoral thesis Legitieme verdediging”, Intersentia, Antwerp, 2017, 958 p. He obtained his Ph. D. from the KU Leuven.

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 .