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  • Eredoctoren VUB 2015On Friday 29 May VUB awarded 8 honorary doctorates during a ceremony that took place in its main aula. The honorary titles go to teacher Francisca Anyango (Kenya), historian Peter Burke (UK), gen therapist Luigi Naldini (Italy), champions for the right to abortion Lucie Van Crombrugge and the late Willy Peers (Belgium), politician Marie Levens (Suriname), former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard and actor Sir Patrick Stewart (UK). Julia Gillard received her honorary doctorate earlier this year, while Patrick Stewart will receive his award later this year.

  • yves van ingelgemThe prestigious MIT Technology Review named mechanical and materials engineer Yves Van Ingelgem Belgian ‘Innovator of the Year’. After his studies at the VUB Faculty of Engineering, Yves founded Zensor, a VUB spin-off that thoroughly innovated the early detection of corrosion in industrial installations.


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