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Three months after her PhD defense on the topic of decentralized energy systems, Iolanda Saviuc took a moment to reflect on her PhD process. She became curious about the connection that people who did a PhD share and wondered what is behind this connection. In her research column she compares her PhD journey with the the classic divide between ‘hedgehogs’ and ‘foxes’, people knowing one thing and in-depth, and people knowing many things, not in-depth.

Het staat buiten kijf dat het voor de cultuursector twee zware jaren zijn geweest. Vorig jaar, na de eerste lockdown, onderzocht de UAntwerpen samen met Publiq, UGent, Kenniscentrum Cultuur- en Mediaparticipatie en het Kenniscentrum Cultuurmanagement & Cultuurbeleid hoe de mensen cultuur in coronatijden beleefden. Dit jaar hebben ze opnieuw grootschalige bevragingen opgezet om de evolutie in kaart te brengen en vooruit te blikken.

Research from a think tank of professors and experts suggests that the vaccination of the Belgian population should be carried out through larger, professional and centrally controlled vaccination centers. They propose setting-up some 70 centers, instead of the 200 centers proposed by the government.