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VUB Fuck Up Night

maandag, 9 oktober, 2017 - 19:00
RITCS Café
Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, 1000 Brussel

A silver lining after the end of summer holidays: the re-opening of RITCS café! Discover what RITCS has in store for you in October. VUB will be represented in the line-up on 9 and 10 October.

VUB Fuckup Night (Monday 9th of October, 7 PM)

What?
A global movement where people share stories of professional failure. This edition will focus on failures of researchers and what we can learn from it. They will tell their story in 7 minutes using 10 images.

Why?
To create a culture shift around failure and enable a mindset of well-being and innovation

Speakers
Nevena Hristozova
I did my masters in Finland where I fell in love with Santa, but he'd always be away for Christmas, so we broke it off. Then I came to Belgium for my PhD at the VUB in a structural biology lab. I'm almost there - need to do the final defence. In the meantime I'm a scientific project manager by day and a science communicator by night (I earned a postgraduate degree from KU Leuven while doing my PhD). So now I podcast, I blog and generally spam the internet in science trying to counteract at least a little bit all the crappy fake-news stories around and to balance out the pseudoscience broadcasters. The X files are the sole reason I'm a scientist (no joke).

Kevin Smets
Kevin is professor in media and culture at the Department of Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He works and teaches on media, migration and conflict, and primarily focuses on the Middle East and Turkey in particular. He is also a member of the Jonge Academie, a group of young scholars that wants to bridge the gap between science and society.

Chris Van Schravendijk
Professor emeritus of VUB. Specialised in diabetes, first director of Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine.

More info and registration here.