Videos

Lien
Desmet
FWO
KU Leuven
Vlerick

Informal leadership

Not every leader is a manager, and not every manager is a leader. This is a very simple truth that anyone will agree with. If not synonymous to "manager", then what exactly makes someone a "leader"? And what happens when we have no manager at all, and all we are left with is informal leadership?
Annelies
Augustyns
FWO
UAntwerpen
VUB

What diaries teach us about everyday life in the Third Reich

"The cemetery was the place where Jewish life was concentrated at the end. It was the place where people went to sunbathe, children had to play, ..." Literature scholar Annelies Augustyns (VUB - UAntwerp - FWO) studied German-Jewish diaries from WWII for her PhD. These offer a glimpse into the "everyday" life of Jews in the Third Reich.
Orpha
de Lenne
FWO
KU Leuven

How effective are realistic models in advertising?

Slim top models and muscled hunks are increasingly making way for realistic models in advertising campaigns. A good evolution, although it is not clear whether these campaigns actually result in a more positive body image. Orpha de Lenne studies realistic advertisements to find out how they can really make us feel better about our body. 
Tineke
Melkebeek
FWO
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.
Kim
Bosmans
FWO
VUB

Is temporary work workable?

For her PhD Kim Bosmans researched the impact of flexible work on the mental well-being of employees.
Ahmad Wali
Ahmad-Yar
VUB

Closing the gaps in migration data

Migration is often seen as something 'negative', and as a 'modern' phenomenon. But migration has always been a part of humanity and comes with many positive effects, as Ahmad Wali Ahmad Yar (VUB) argues.
Jana
Goyvaerts
VUB

Populism: do we speak the same language?

You see the term "populism" popping up all over the press. But what exactly do Flemish journalists mean when they use that term? That's what communication scientist Jana Goyvaerts is figuring out in her doctorate. She lifts the veil in this video.
Pieter
Libin
FWO
VUB

Keeping epidemics under control thanks to artificial intelligence

The current corona crisis is having a huge impact on our lives. Artificial intelligence can help keep such a pandemic better under control, with less drastic measures and thus a more limited impact on our social lives. Pieter Libin explains how this works in this video.
Philippe
Eiselein
VUB

How social entrepreneurs change the world

We all know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but why isn't Muhammad Yunus equally well-known? As a social entrepreneur, he brought something much more noble to the world. Philippe Eiselein wants to help social entrepreneurs grow their impact.
​​​​​​​Júlia
Zomignani Barboza
VUB

Undesirable migrants: should they stay or should they go?

If a criminal comes to your country and wants to stay: do you think your government should allow him to? ​​​​​​​Júlia Zomignani Barboza sheds some -legal- light on this matter.
Latif
Kadri
VUB

Good versus evil. You are NOT free to choose! 😇 👿

If you are good, you get rewarded. If you are bad, you get punished. That's how, simply put, our justice system works. Simple right? Not really...