23/05/2012 - Campustalks #13 The value of basic research


23 May 2012

Kultuurkaffee, VUB, Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel

Part of project: 
(2009-...): Campustalks

Although policy makers seem to believe that applied research is the key to economic growth and wellbeing, major innovation is rarely possible without prior generation of new knowledge founded on basic research.
In this Campustalks, the possible balance and rightful financing of basic and applied research is explored by academics from different disciplines.


Speakers are:

_ Lode Wyns (VUB, vicerector Research)
_ Johan Braeckman (UGent): philosophy
_ Jan Danckaert (VUB): physics
_ Freya Blekman (VUB-ULB): Interuniversitary Institute for High Energies
_ Eric Corijn (VUB, director of COSMOPOLIS)
_ Johan De Walsche (Artesis, Departement Ontwerpwetenschappen)
_ Hans De Wolf (VUB): arts and art history