Global Minds conference - Applied research: connecting worlds


Global Minds conference
Applied research: connecting worlds


On Friday October 19th 2018, University Colleges Leuven-Limburg (UCLL) is organizing on behalf of the Flemish universities of applied sciences and in collaboration with the Flemish Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VLHORA), a conference on:

  • The intersection of practice oriented higher education
  • Applied research, collaboration with the Global South
  • SDGs.

Objective of the conference

We bring a broad framework and good examples of how regional development can be combined with and benefit from applied research, in different contexts in the Global South. The conference brings together workfield partners, professionals, researchers and students from Flanders, Europe and the Global South. Knowledge sharing and networking are central during the conference. The objective of the conference is to support (young) researchers and teachers from the Flemish universities of applied sciences to engage in partnerships and research projects with their counterparts in the Global South. The SDGs of the United Nations are the guiding framework for this.

The conference aims at the participation of 150 people; the conference language is English.


  • 10h00-11h00: Welcome + conversation starter
  • 10h45: Opening
  • 11h00-12h00: Pitches
  • 12h00-12h50: Lunch
  • 12h55-13h05: Introduction to the Global Minds programme
  • 13h05-13h45: Keynote speakers (more information)
  • 13h45-14h30: parallel session I (more information)
  • 14h30-14h45: Short break
  • 14h50-15h30: Parallel session II (more information)
  • 15h30-16h00: Reflections of the day + Global Minds Award Closing drinks


Participant fee: 75 euro

Click here for your registration. 

Payment before the 15th of Oct 2018: IBAN: BE07 7865 4858 2066 (BIC: GKCC BE BB)
Notification: Global Minds Conference + [name]

To obtain an order form, send an e-mail with your name and subject “Global Minds congres” to

Location: UC Leuven-Limburg, campus Proximus, Geldenaaksebaan 335 - 3001 Leuven
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