Videos

Sidi
Rana Menggala
UGent

The story of cinnamon

Cinnamon, one of the main ingredients of Belgium's beloved speculaas 😋, is almost exclusively harvested by farmers in Kerinci, a small region in Indonesia. One would think these farmers are rich, but are they really? Sidi Rana Menggala has the answer.
Nicholas
Vijverman
UGent
Vlerick

Circular economy: how to produce sustainably?

"If we think in circles, we start producing and consuming differently. In his research, Nicholas Vijverman (Vlerick Business School - University of Ghent) studies how we can engage everyone - from government, producer to consumer - in the circular economy. ♻️
Robin
Devroe
UGent

Left-wing women and competent men?

Ondanks een inhaalbeweging scoren vrouwen nog steeds minder goed dan mannen bij verkiezingen. Zeker op het lokale niveau, waar slechts 1 op de 3 de gemeenteraadsleden een vrouw is. Robin Devroe zoekt uit waarom dat zo is. Iets om over na te denken alvorens u straks naar het stemhokje trekt?
Gina
Pancorbo Valdivia
UGent

Coaching adolescents to develop skills for their life

"Sometimes I worry so much about my exams that I get physically ill." Some adolescents struggle with their emotions in stressful situations. Gina Pancorbo Valdivia wants to help them. In her research she develops a tool to help teachers and students to know how to assess and learn skills that will help them to overcome social and emotional challenges in their daily life.
Michiel
Voet
UGent

Let students examine the past themselves

History is more than just a series of facts and events. It is also a science that critically examines the past. The research methods used by historians for this purpose are still very useful today. They can help to distinguish real news from fake news.
Tineke
Melkebeek
UGent

The woman in medieval Islamic philosophy

Did you know that the Greek philosopher Aristotle considered the idea that the woman is inferior to the man as a scientific fact? But how did Islamic philosophers of the Middle Ages, who were quite fond of Aristotle, think about the role of women? Completely different, according to the research of philosopher Tineke Melkebeek.  
Martin
Schoups
FWO
UGent

Fights with the police: were things better in the old days?

On social media clips of skirmishes between citizens and the police regularly pop up and, in a flash, go viral. They elicit a lot of reactions, not least the classic "things used to be better in the old days". But was there less violence on the streets in the past? Historian Martin Schoups delves into documents from 19th-century Antwerp.
José
Santos
imec
UGent

Smart cities are transforming their urban services

Imagine a city where street lighting only functions when there are cars nearby and where waste bins alarm garbage trucks when they're full and need to be emptied... This might soon become reality, but only if we manage to process the huge amount of data that these smart devices will produce. That's what José Santos is trying to accomplish in order to turn our cities into smart cities.
Serena
D'hooge
UGent

How and when can advertising unconsciously influence us?

"Advertising"? I'm not susceptible to ads!" Sounds familiar? Serena D'hooge breaks that illusion and tells you more about the simple but very effective advertising technique, called 'evaluative conditioning'.