In its yearly Indian welcome evening, the India Platform invited both Indians living in Belgium and Europeans interested in India to sit together and see which projects could be initialised in the near future. The five focus areas the India Platform has identified collaboration would be very fruitful, are (1) biosicence engineering, (2) school education, (3) urban planning and infrastructure, (4) social sciences and (5) health sciences and medicine.
The programme of the evening included a brainstorm with the participants about possible projects, plans for next steps, and an informal Indian dinner.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
17:00 Welcome and lighting of the candles
17:30 Introduction of the India Platform and its long-term goals – Background note: see “read more”
18:00 Working group on Bioscience Engineering projects
18:00 Working group on School Education projects
18:00 Working group on Urban Planning and Infrastructure projects
18:00 Working group on Social Sciences projects (Comparative Science of Cultures)
18:00 Working group on Health Sciences and Medicine projects
18:45 Plenary session to share the ideas
19:15 A few words by Prof. Van Huylenbroeck, Dean of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
19:30 A few words by Prof. S.N. Balagangadhara, Director of the India Platform
19:45 Informal Indian dinner
Pictures of the evening
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