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  • A portrait of ‘Mama Daktari’

    In 2012 Marleen Temmerman has joined the WHO as director of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, after being the head of the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) since 1994. Her career started in Kenya, where she spent several years serving as obstetrician and gynaecologist as well as researching on HIV/AIDS and

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  • Meet our intern Stijn!

      DOING AN INTERNSHIP @ TEDxGHENT To be honest, when I first heart that I would do an internship @ TEDxGhent I didn’t know what it was all about. During my first day I went immediately to see a TEDx conference of it and  I really liked to hear different speakers with different

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  • Auditions PhD contest

        Auditions TEDxGhent PhD contest You’re all welcome to come and support the participants of our PhD contest! 7 UGent PhD students will present their work and compete for a spot on the TEDxGhent 2013 main event. Come and make sure that your favourite contestant makes it to the TEDxGhent line-up All contestants will give a short presentation and

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  • TEDxGhent PhD contest: take up the challenge!

      Working on a PhD project is a life changing experience. For 4 to 6 years you are performing research in a pretty narrow field of study. Day after day you are challenged by your supervising professor, by your colleagues, by reviewers of your articles, by your family, by your friends. They

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  • Caffè Sospeso: possible in Ghent?

      Suddenly this wonderful 2011 story from The Accidental Tourist about pending coffees in Napels (caffè sospeso) is all over the interwebz: There is so much talk about organized crime and the mountains of unattended garbage, that I will not bother mentioning either any further. Instead, I want to tell you about an encounter that reconciled me with the traditions

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  • TEDxGhent PhD contest

    Present your PhD research @ TEDxGhent 2013!   Do you believe that your research deserves a broader audience? Are you developing a mind-blowing new concept? Did your research produce some spectacular results? Do your ideas have the potential to change the world?   TEDxGhent offers you the opportunity to present your PhD research in a 6-minute talk at TEDxGhent 2013!

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  • 9K wins TEDxGhent award @ Apps For Ghent

    When the idea came up to award a speaking slot @ TEDxGhent to a team presenting the best idea at Apps For Ghent, I was immediately in favour of  the idea. I work at Ghent University Library promoting Open Access to research (articles and data), and though the scope of the open data movement is much larger than research, the

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  • Honest by – Bruno Pieters

    – guest post by Lore De Backer (TEDxGhent marketing team) Oh fashion. Only some of us care about it, but literally everybody is involved! Even those who only buy the basics in H&M, C&A and Zara should know that also a T-shirt is the result of fashion design through the years. We can buy clothes at very cheap and competitive

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  • Win the TEDxGhent award @ Apps4Ghent

    Great news for all you  tech-savvy Teddicts! At this year’s edition of Apps4Ghent (March 23), one of the prizes will be the ‘TEDxGhent award’. Out of all ideas and apps presented, the TEDxGhent team will choose one person or team that can present their app or idea at our TEDxGhent 2013 event. The winner of the TEDxGhent award will not

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  • TEDxGhentLive 2013 @ Het Pand : Live streaming and talk by professor Koen Schoors!

    Have you ever wondered what a real TED event, with innovative and world class speakers, is like?   TEDxGhent gives you an opportunity to follow TED 2013 (directly from Long Beach, California) live on screen, and get a taste of TED 2013, ‘The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered’. Join us in the spirit of ‘Ideas worth spreading’ on 27th Feb

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