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Award ceremony VUB honorary doctorate to Stephan Vanfleteren and Dirk Braeckman

Tuesday, 3 August, 2021 - 11:00
Kursaal Oostende
Kursaal-Westhelling 12, 8400 Oostende
DHC Award Ceremony

On 3 August 2021, the VUB awards honorary doctorates to two photographers from Belgium: Stephan Vanfleteren and Dirk Braeckman. This will take place at 11 a.m. in the Ostend Kursaal.

Vanfleteren and Braeckman receive the award for their social impact, which, as Rector Caroline Pauwels puts it, can be compared to what academics strive for as well: "With these honorary doctorates, we deliberately make the bridge between science and art. After all, academics and artists both work from curiosity, wonder, freedom, creativity and critical thinking. The work of photographers such as Stephan Vanfleteren and Dirk Braeckman is proof of this.

The presentation of the honorary doctorates is one of the highlights of 'Theater Aan Zee'. This year Caroline Pauwels is guest curator of this annual theatre festival in Ostend, which takes place from 23 July to 8 August.Tickets cost 5 euro and can be ordered here. VUB'ers and friends of the VUB get free access and received an e-mail about it. 

More information about the honorary doctorate for Stephan Vanfleteren can be found here.

The webpages with information about the honorary doctorate for Dirk Braeckman are still under construction. As soon as they are finished, the link to them will appear here.