LEUVEN INSTITUTE FOR
ADVANCED STUDY

The Leuven Institute for Advanced Study (LIAS) gathers scientific insights related to major societal challenges on the basis of interdisciplinary consultation between leading international researchers. Play this video below on this page.

NEWS

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23 February 2023: 'A radical climate policy is achievable and affordable' - Rick van der Ploeg
Rick van der Ploeg (Research Director of Oxford Centre for Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, Oxford University; Professor ‘Environmental Economics’, University of Amsterdam).

ABOUT LIAS

More about the mission, operations and history of the Leuven Institute for Advanced Study, located at Holland College.

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Mission
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Holland College
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LIAS Foundation
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History

PROJECTS

The following subjects are currently being discussed at LIAS:

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New living arrangements for the boomer generation
Spring 2023
With age, the health and social needs of older adults become more complex. The way in which living arrangements and care are currently organised needs to be reviewed.
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Principles for a Balanced Pension Reform
Autumn 2023
This LIAS working group is exploring what the starting points for a balanced and socially just pension reform could be.
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RECENT PROJECTS

Discover LIAS’ most recent projects:

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Reporting and Artificial Intelligence
Fall 2022
Artificial Intelligence facilitates the provision of tailor-made information. However, how transparent and correct is this information?
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Societal Aspects of Climate Change
Spring 2022
How do various experts from countries outside Europe look at major challenges related to climate change?

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Democracy and Civil Society
Spring 2019
At the moment, it feels as if democracy were in crisis. What are the causes and what are the possible solutions?
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Societal Aspects of Dementia
Spring 2018
Approximately 35 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia. This figure will almost double in the next 20 years.
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For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation
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