10 Nov 2022

Science as a global public good

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022. We commemorated this occasion in Brussels on 10 November 2022 (World Science Day) with a conference entitled “Science as a global public good”.

The event focused on science as a global public good, with the paper written by Professor Geoffrey S. Boulton, Regius Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh, as a basis. This paper explores the importance of science as a source of beneficial and applicable knowledge that is freely accessible for everyone. Prof. Boulton presented the paper at the start of the conference. This presentation was followed by a panel debate composed of policymakers such as, among others, Cristina Russo, Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation of DG R&I, and Radka Wildova, Czech Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Research, who will comment on the paper.

In the afternoon, we elaborated on different aspects of the paper through keynote speeches and discussions. Together with experts in the field such as Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem of the University of Amsterdam and Prof. Koen Debackere of KU Leuven, we reflected on research ethics, open science, academic freedom, and more.

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Practical Info

Date: 10 November 2022

Time: 10:30-15:30 CET

Location: The Hotel Brussels, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels

Conference fee: free

The conference is an in-person event. It is not possible to participate online.

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