The Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) was presented to the public on November 2, 2021 in the Central Library of the University of Louvain. Speakers at the academic event included KU Leuven rector Luc Sels, Princeton IAS dean Robbert Dijkgraaf.  and a panel of renowned scientific speakers on the Covid-pandemic.

In the spring of 2022 a first group of international “Climate Change”-fellows was welcomed. Upcoming projects are ao on media and AI , new ways of living for the boomer generation and the financial and economic challenges of the demographic reversal (ageing).

Both Joost Van Meerbeeck (co-chairman) and Hilde Debois are currently active in the LIAS Executive Board.

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