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Louvain School of Management Newsletter - September 2018

In the spotlight

Back to LSM!
Our two induction weeks are coming to an end, our staff has worked hard to ensure that everything went as smoothly as possible, our students have made their mark. All that remains is to wish you an excellent and successful academic year!
A special thanks to our four student workers who welcomed and answered our students' questions.
LSM climbs in the FT ranking
As of today, LSM gains 5 places (#55 world, #60 in 2017) for our INGE program while keeping the position (#9 world) for the CEMS program. Since Solvay (ULB) has dropped 25 places (#68), Antwerp has dropped 15 (#45) and Vlerick has climbed one place (#41), we are currently the highest ranked school of management in Brussels and Wallonia, and the third in Belgium, not counting CEMS for which we are top-10 in the world and by definition top-1 in Belgium.
Lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Bengt Holmström, October 17, 11:30
Hosted by LSM and the Louvain Finance Group, Prof. Holmström (MIT) will give a public lecture entitled "The purpose and perils of money mandats: Lessons from the financial crisis".
Training: become an innovation champion
Are you a university graduate with at least 5 years' experience? Are you facing the challenges of innovation and their concrete implementation in your organization?
Join the 17th edition of our program: six two-day models (Thursday and Friday) from January to June 2019.
The programme combines case studies of innovative companies, first-hand accounts, experience sharing and a business project.
Starting on January 24, 2019 in Louvain-la-Neuve (10% discount for Alumni).
Sign up quickly, the number of participants is limited!
More info:
Best Paper at ICSOFT 2018 for Hassan HAIDAR
A paper by our assistant Hassan Haidar (UCLouvain/LouRIM/CEMIS), Manuel Kolp (UCLouvain/LouRIM/CEMIS) and Yves Wautelet (KULeuven/FEB) has been selected the best paper at ICSOFT 2018, held in July in Porto, Portugal.
Based on Hassan's ongoing PhD thesis, the research work proposes a requirement-engineering oriented metamodel to specify agile- and feature-based software product lines.
2018-2019 Prize of the P.-M. & J.-F. Humblet Walloon Foundation
Every year, the Foundation awards a 1.000€ prize to Master's students who have completed their studies and who "contribute to the knowledge or development of Wallonia".
Students who wish to compete with their Master's Thesis must send the Foundation (Verte Voie, 20 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve - tel. 010/45.51.22), by October 31 at the latest, a copy of their work, accompanied by a one-page letter justifying their application.
For more information,
Call for applications: develop your ECOKOT!
This year again, the Walloon Minister of Ecological Transition is relaunching the ECOKOT call for projects! The goal? To give young people the necessary means to develop their Sustainable Development projects.
This call for projects offers the opportunity to set up a community housing project focused on sustainable development. The project involves students adopting daily habits in this field, but also developing awareness-raising activities aimed at a specific target audience.
Projects must be submitted by October 15 via Google Docs link.
The winners will be awarded prize up to 2,500 euros.
Invitation to Business Case Competition
Getting hands-on experience, making an impact and seeing a real and positive change that you’ve inspired – isn’t this what most of us seek?
The global social business case competition Creative Shock 2018 invites you and your team to solve real-life social business problems and compete for round-trip Turkish Airlines tickets to a destination of your choice and a cash prize of €2000!
Not only is this your opportunity to inspire, it is also a chance to make a difference, what are you waiting for?
Register now as a team or individually until the October 7!
Save the date: lecture
On the occasion of the publication of his book "Navigating Innovation", Prof. Benoit Gailly will give a public lecture on October 1 at 12:15 at the Cercle du Lac. He will invite us to understand that "innovation is not an end in itself and means much more than generating ideas or juggling post-its".

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