And the winners are…

On 3 March 2016, the winning teams of the Innoversity Challenge were announced. Next academic year, they will transform their ideas into pilot projects.

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Ten projects for the future

Changing the future of education in a digital way: that’s the ambition of the ten teams of the Innoversity Challenge. You can read the whole story in the Ghent University magazine Durf Denken (Dutch), but below you find a preview of their ideas.

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Concept coaching days: the first crucial test

On the Concept Coaching Days, the authors of the 20 selected ideas were guided to pitch their idea in front of a professional jury, which will select the 10 best ideas. Jury member Professor Stefan Stremersch: “The participants are highly motivated and take their job seriously. Their desire to take the ideas to the next level has surprised me in a positive way.” Developing an idea and pitching it before a jury including the rector…

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Innoversity Challenge yields useful ideas

Innoversity Challenge, the innovation project of Ghent University, produced 544 ideas. The jury had to select 20 ideas: anything but an easy task. “I think there were a lot of good ideas, many more than can be included in a shortlist,” said professor Rik Van de Walle, member of the jury.

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544 ideas for the future of education

The Innoversity Challenge yielded 544 ideas that can shape the future of education at our university. Thanks for your cooperation! But it’s not over yet: until 20 november 2015, you can still like ideas and comment on the ideaplatform.

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‘Digitization makes education more democratic’

According to philosopher Rogier De Langhe, a university that wants to think ahead,  has to ride on the digital wave. He sees primarily new opportunities in new technologies . “Nowadays, African farmers follow online lessons about agriculture. Isn’t that fantastic?

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Already 270 ideas!

Halfway the first stage of the Innoversity Challenge, we count some 270 ideas. Is your idea not yet among these? Then hurry to the idea platform and submit your idea! Don’t have an idea yet? Read the brainstorming tips by Michaël Van Damme or get inspired by our professional brainstorming team!

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‘You should be brainstorming before dinner’

Finding good, innovative ideas, that’s what the Innoversity Challenge is about. But how do you start with something like that? Michaël Van Damme, PhD student at Ghent University, conducts research on brainstorming and will soon be starting up The Forge, a spin-off which will make scientific knowledge about innovation more widely available.

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Innoversity Challenge on tour

The Innoversity Challenge is coming to a location near you! At several of our campuses, we help you brainstorm on digital solutions for our education. Find out where you can connect with us. This week you can find us on the following locations: Tuesday 3 November, noon: we start at Rozier en then move towards restaurant De Brug Wednesday 4 November, 11:30-13:30: Campus Sterre, restaurant S5 Wednesday 4 November, 14:30-16:00: Universiteitsstraat, B-wing, ground floor Next…

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Innoversity Challenge officially launched

The kick-off of the Innoversity Challenge on October 27 was a success. For a full house, Rector Anne De Paepe and Minister for Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo talked about the importance of education innovation. These talks were followed by a brainstorming session with students.

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