Het manifesto van PACT

Caroline Pauwels Academy of Critical Thinking (PACT)

Doubt, uncertainty and advancing insight are not weaknesses. On the contrary, they drive real scientific and social progress. The Caroline Pauwels Academy of Critical Thinking, PACT for short, aims to organise lectures for people who 'want to understand' and become free thinkers through dialogue, self-reflection and self-examination. PACT will geographically present as wide a range of voices as possible, with scholars and thinkers from all continents and cultures. Alongside the lecture programme, there will also be a variety of other activities endorsing these intentions. The programme is currently being worked out, but the manifesto is out already. Read it and engage, because PACT is for every thinker who dares.

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Academic Language Centre (ACTO)

The Academic Language Centre (ACTO) offers language courses, official accredited language tests, tailored workshops and individual language support to all VUB students or staff members. You can find the academic centre on the VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek.

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Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)

The Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) carries out interdisciplinary research and organises higher education programmes in following policy-relevant fields: energy, environment, security, diplomacy, migration, diversity, digitalisation, democracy. The school is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies and Vesalius College. You can find them on the VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek.

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Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA)

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA) offers interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes, courses, and networking events within the world of economic diplomacy and international business. You can find this academic centre on the VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek.

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Hannah Arendt Institute

The Hannah Arendt Institute is an education and research centre on diversity, urbanity and citizenship that examines societal challenges such as migration, diversity and socioeconomic and political disadvantage. The institute is a partnership between University of Antwerp and the city of Mechelen, where the institute is located as well.

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University Hospital Brussels

UZ Brussels in Jette is our university hospital. National and international patients can go there for a full range of health services. UZ Brussels is affiliated with our Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy: together we train GPs and specialists and conduct scientific research. In this way, we continue to build on medical progress together.

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How do we continue to look at the world with fresh eyes, without giving in to fixed thinking patterns? Crosstalks challenges and organises encounters between academics, scientists, philosophers, artists, designers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who have a different view on the matter. The result? A critical network of experts that we as an organisation can always count on. Crosstalks is part of VUB TechTransfer. You can find Crosstalks on the VUB Main Campus in Etterbeek.

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