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Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar with Brussels Academy

27 September 2018 , Geography Dept. - Room F 4.66- (VUB - Pleinlaan 2, BE-1050 Brussels, Building F) from 12.00h to 13.30h

Towards a knowledge society: what does the Brussels Academy do?

A knowledge society is defined in part as a society where there is a large dissemination of information through new technologies. It differs from an information society because it focuses on expertise, skills, creativity and innovation rather than on information and network flows, which are seen as a support to the different processes in a knowledge society. Additional, in a knowledge society the creation and dissemination of knowledge are seen as means to contribute to societal improvement and territorial developments. This lunch seminar will discuss how the work of the Brussels Academy and its social engagement serve as a link in the chain of Brussels social and territorial developments. We will pass in review the different projects and activities organised by the Brussels Academy and its partners in the past five years, and tackle what seems to be the key challenges for the next ten years: bringing the university and science back into the cities to make knowledge a common good and building thoughtful citizens and society.

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Related people: Pr. Dr. Eric Corijn, Louise Deblieck, Jessica van de Ven, Dr. Marion Berzin