IES Academic Director Luk Van Langenhove participates in VUB panel on ethnics of international research co-operation

Research internationalisation is vital for an open and modern university like the VUB. International research co-operation brings impact, visibility, quality, and (of course) funding. But internationalisation can have its dark sides: the problems of human rights violations, industrial espionage, and working with questionable regimes cannot be ignored, particularly when they touch the VUB community directly. During this session on 4 December, the VUB research community discussed the challenges of international collaboration with a panel of policy-makers. One of the discussants on the panel was IES Academic Director Luk Van Langenhove, who reflected on the ethical issues relating to international research collaboration. VUB Rector Caroline Pauwels was also part of the panel.