[Distinguished Lecture] Science-as-engine the role of universities in regional economic development

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2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-04-02

On the 25th of March, 2019, SNU EU Centre, cofounded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, hosted a distinguished lecture on “Science-as-engine: the role of universities in regional economic development” at the GSIS International Conference Room. 
The lecture was welcomed by Dr. Luc Sels, the Rector of KU Leuven, who shared his insight of the importance of the connections between universities and the market economy development, as well as their aggregate impacts in becoming engines of innovation to private institutional development. Mentioning the problematic factors within a multiversity, Dr. Luc Sels concluded that private institutions should not forget the importance of inclusion and broad accessibility of research excellence to a broader audience. 
Overall, the lecture shared an insight into the need of further cooperation between universities in the market economy whilst scientific discoveries are becoming a strong driver in economic growth.