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First student research fair at Luxembourg University

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Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

On 20 May 2017, students from the Junior Enterprise Association (JELux) welcomed almost 50 participants for the first student research fair in Belval. Under the motto “Bridging the gap”, students had the opportunity to present their projects to a large audience.

Marc Hansen, Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Research, officially inaugurated the event by emphasizing his support and eagerness for the creation and development of this sort of student driven event at the University of Luxembourg.

Then, Bert Boerman, CEO and Co-Founder of Governance.io, shared his viewpoint regarding the development of FinTech in Luxembourg while Pranjul Shah, Business Development and Innovation Expert at the University of Luxembourg, highlighted the entrepreneurial mindset of today's students and his proposal for a future incubator.

In parallel, attendees had the opportunity to visit 15 different booths run by students to showcase their ongoing research, semestrial coursework and case studies, accreditation projects, or entrepreneurship initiatives to the university community. EURAXESS was also present to give information about their pan-European initiative to deliver information and support services to professional researchers.

Minister Marc Hansen, Vice-President for academic affairs Romain Martin with speakers Bert Boerman and Pranjul Shahall toured each booth allowing students to present their research and answer further questions.

The event was concluded with the award ceremony for three projects, recognized in the categories of Best Overall Project, Most Creative Presentation, and Best Poster:

  • Best Overall Project: PhD student Patrick Glauner for his PhD project "Detecting Electricity Theft using Artificial Intelligence" 
  • Most Creative Presentation: Master student Agusmia Putri Haerani & Bachelor Student Nelson Dumas for their entrepreneurial initiative "CINDO - Indonesian Culinary Diplomacy Project in Luxembourg" 
  • Best Poster Award: Phd student Qixia Yuan for his thesis work on computational methods for analysing large biological networks

As main organisers of this first edition, JELux Team gave its feedback: “Our event was a great success! It was a good start for the first research fair of many to come “. A second edition is already planned for 2018.

More information: https://bridgingthegap.uni.lu  

(c) Tom Smith (tsmith.eu)