Sheila Jasanoff, “Can Science Make Sense of Life”, KUL
Sep25

Sheila Jasanoff, “Can Science Make Sense of Life”, KUL

We are happy to invite you to the Opening Lecture of the KU Leuven Health Humanities Lecture Series, organized by the KU Leuven Interdisciplinary Platform for the Study of the Sciences (LIPSS). The Opening Lecture will be given by Prof. dr. Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University, US) – “Can Science make sense of Life?” on Oct 4, 2018 – 5.30pm at Hollands College, KU Leuven. You are all welcome, please registrate at:...

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Two events with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Dr Honoris Causa U Liège
Sep21

Two events with Prof. Sheila Jasanoff, Dr Honoris Causa U Liège

On the 5th of October, in recognition of the quality of her work, Sheila Jasanoff will be confered the insignias of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Liège. Withn this framework, two major events will be organized: – An inaugural lecture entitled “An Invisible Constitution: Law, Science, and Technology in Late Modernity” (October 5), followed by a reception. Information and registration. – An...

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International Workshop ‘Understanding insurance in an era of Big Data’
Sep06

International Workshop ‘Understanding insurance in an era of Big Data’

As in many other domains of social life, hypes and fears on the ‘disruptive’ potential of big data in insurance abound. The use of fine-grained data and machine learning in insurance can result in the ‘personalization of risk’, posing important societal and regulatory challenges on issues of discrimination, privacy, accountability and fairness. To move beyond these hypes and fears, robust empirical research is urgently needed. This...

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PhD Defense Gert Meyers
Sep06

PhD Defense Gert Meyers

On September 13th, Gert Meyers will defend his PhD dissertation entitled ‘Behaviour-based Personalisation in Health Insurance. A Sociology of a Not-yet Market.’ His research is part of the Odysseus FWO project ‘Postgenomic Solidarity’. Prof. Dr. Ine Van Hoyweghen is promotor. The examination committee consists of professor Rudi Laermans (KU Leuven), Professor Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen (University of Tampere),...

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R&D professional VITO: Energy and Climate Strategy
Aug21

R&D professional VITO: Energy and Climate Strategy

 Our energy system is undergoing a fundamental transition and end-users and other stakeholders undoubtedly play a role in that process. As part of an interdisciplinary team, we make use of integrated energy system analysis to collate knowledge from a variety of fields (technical, economic and socio-scientific) and to make it available for the purpose of policy-making and strategy development. With this position, we are seeking...

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