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  • TEDxGhent Salon: The Importance of Human Connection

    When: April 25, 2016 – doors open at 7pm, event starts around 7:20pm Where: at the Backstay Bar in Ghent Today’s society is fast paced and technology enables us to connect with almost anyone, anywhere and anytime. Facebook, Skype, Twitter and Instagram are our tools to “update our status”, have “skype dates”, “share tweets”, and “<3” other people’s pictures. Too

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  • Women & STEM: why is it important to talk about it?

    Science-, Technology-, Engineering- and Maths professionals – especially women – are highly sought after these days. Currently there are 9300 open positions in this sector (only in Belgium!) and a number of companies are actively looking for women to strengthen their mostly male dominated teams. In the academic year 2014-2015 only 1 in 4 Flemish students in higher STEM education

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  • PhD Contest – as we saw it: insights and winners

    Last week, 24 March, TEDxGhent presented the annual PhD contest which is a pleasant gathering of bright minds, brave ideas and a curious audience – in unmissable TED style. Those who could not join us, before we reveal the winning researchers, have a look at the memorable takeaways of the evening! Kicking off with a hot topic, brain tricks, Jan

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  • Join IRCP (UGENT) for a Panel Discussion with Zak Ebrahim, Author Of “Son of a Terrorist”.

    “Ibn abut,” they said.
    “Like father, like son..”

    “They thought they saw in me the same destruction my father was capable of. Those men would eventually be convicted of placing a van filled with 1,500 pounds of explosives into the sub-level parking lot of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, causing an explosion that killed six people and injured over 1,000 others.”

    What choices would you have made as the son to an Egyptian engineer and a loving American grade school teacher in rural Long Island, having to hide your identity out of fear to be targeted as “the son…

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  • Would you take a pill to adjust your memories and create a spotless mind?

    “How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d?” “Eloisa to Abelard” – Alexander Pope In the countdown to our TEDxCERN live streaming at Ghent, we contacted Professor S. Matthew Liao, who is the Director of the Bioethics Program at New York

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  • 9 October – TEDxCERN @ TEDxGHENT!

    What: TEDxGhent live streaming of TEDxCERN Where: MIRY Concertzaal, Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Ghent When: Friday, 9 October 2015 at 19h30. Doors open at 19h00. How: Learn it here In the shadow of the Jura, on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Geneva, a little municipality named “Meyrin” used to be known for little more than – well, probably – it’s cheese.

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