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Summer School - the Body: from the Head to the Toe

Monday, 11 July, 2016 - 08:00 to Friday, 15 July, 2016 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
+32 (0)2 614 81 01
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>> Please note that the Summer School "the Body: from the Head to the Toe" is not available anymore.

Body and Health will have no secret for you thanks to our programme. As a matter of fact, Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a strong expertise on research about health and body.

  • How the body is perceived in and by society: case of euthanasia
  • Fatigue and influence of several factors and effects
  • Beauty and Impact on our perception
  • Cognitive Performance
  • Being physically (in)active and consequences

Based on the firm tradition of collaboration with China and its tailor-made Summer School, VUB is organizing its Summer School "the Body - from the Head to the Toe". Immerse yourself in different topics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, one of the top universities in Europe. 

This Summer School will take place from 11th of July to 15th of July 2016. Courses are taught by experts in the fields.

Please note that depending on the number of participants and availabilities, the programme might be subject to minor changes.

Overview of courses & visits

Monday 11 July 2016 - Flemish Day

Morning: Visit of Brussels
Afternoon: Free Time

Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Fatigue

Morning: Opening Session
Afternoon: Lecture: "Mental Fatigue - does it exist?" by Jeroen Van Cutsem / Lecture "Exercise, Thermoregulation & Fatigue" by Bart Roelands / “How can we measure brain activity related to exercise and performance?” by Kevin de Pauw  / Exercise: Initiation to Taichi & Qiqong Exercise

Wednesday 13 July 2016 - Beauty & Ethics

Morning: "Beauty and impact on the perception" by Dieter Vandebroeck / “Ethics of the body, the case of Euthasia and legal discussion” by Auke Willems
Afternoon: Workshop organized by ROSA - theoretical background & connection between Beauty & Gender

Thursday 14 July 2016 - Cognitive Performance

Morning: "Is Exercise good for the Brain" by Prof. Romain Meeusen / “Exercise, diabetes and the brain” by Cajsa Tonoli
Afternoon: Workshop and Lecture by World Health Organization

Friday 15 July 2016 - Physically (in)active - Example of Bike

Morning: “Bike for Health” by Bas de Geus / “Active workstations, are they good for health?” by Tine Torbeyns / “Is it really safe to ride your bike?” by Jef Van Parijs
Afternoon: Workshop and Activities with ProVélo

Practical Information

Several packages are available:

  • Package 1 (including courses, lesson materials, visits, public transport - 10 trips, lunches and 2 dinners): 450€
  • Package 2 (including package 1 + Accommodation): 990€
  • Package 3 (including package 2 + International trips (arrangement for transport to Paris or Amsterdam & accommodation onsite for the week-end): 1,200€
Please note that you are responsible for booking/paying your return flight from/to your home country, Insurance, transport between Brussels airport and the city of Brussels.
Cancellation Policy: if you inform us for your cancellation before 31st of May 2016, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed


>> Please note that the Summer School "the Body: from the Head to the Toe" is not available anymore.

Ready? so do not wait and fill in the online registration form below and send a motivation letter (1 page maximum) to Guillaume.Ravier@vub.ac.be 

Application Deadline: 15 May 2016

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