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Ghent University rises from place 85 to 70 in the recently published Shanghai ranking, an impressive increase. Again Ghent University has the highest score of all Belgian universities in this world ranking of universities.
Since 2003 the Chinese Shanghai Jiaotong University has lined up a yearly Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This ranking compares the research impact of thousands of academic institutions worldwide, based on criteria such as scientific publications, citations, and the number of researchers in the ‘highly cited’ list.
Ghent University is looking for a senior wave tank engineer and a design engineer for its Department of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Both vacancies have a full-time occupancy rate and offer a contract of limited duration. Applications need to be sent before September 15th.
iMinds & Durf Ondernemen launch the Lean Launchpad Summer School. This is a tested educational format to guide start-ups in the search for the right business model. It originated at Stanford and Berkeley but is now taught at every renowned university and incubator.
During this summer school you will already put the theory into practice and experience how it can help you to build a successful start up.
During the five-day program you will learn about the business model canvas and how you can use it to track the progress in the search for a business model. We explore the customer discovery process and help you to put it into practice. Each day we define new hypotheses that should be validated to end up with a tested business model.
VIB has recently launched a new website section. On www.vibconferences.be you can now find an overview of VIB’s high-level science events. And, with it’s archive function, the new website will serve as the institute’s event curriculum.
Definitely worth a look!