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  1. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #4 Tim Van Hauwermeiren (argenx)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this fourth episode, CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren gives us an inside view on argenx. Being an international biotech company, change and calculated risk are at the centre of its DNA.

  2. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #3 Nele Van Damme (Upgrade Estate)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this third episode, Nele Van Damme tells the story of Upgrade Estate. As co-CEO and founder, she gives her insights about renting out real estate, social entrepreneurship and the purpose-driven economy.

  3. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #2 Maarten Vandecruys (Urban Crop Solutions)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick Business School podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this second episode, Maarten Vandecruys talks about how Urban Crop Solutions is changing the food industry. As a founder, he gives his insights about managing a company in the fast-emerging sector of indoor vertical farming.

  4. Vlerick Change Makers Podcast Series - #1 Julie Lietaer (European Spinning Group)

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    ‘Vlerick Change Makers’ is an original Vlerick podcast series, in which we learn from Vlerick alumni on how they live, learn and leap in these turbulent times. In this first episode, Julie Lietaer talks about how her family business – European Spinning Group – sees change as a driving force. Her insights about circular design and retail lead the way in purpose-driven entrepreneurship.

  5. Travel to learn and never stop learning

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    Category: Research News

    “Companies tend to stay private for longer before they decide to launch an IPO. The median age of a company that went public used to be 8 years, but now it’s closer to 13”, says Natalia Matanova, who recently joined us from Pennsylvania State University as professor of Corporate Finance. She comments on her areas of expertise, her attraction to the School and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the IPO market.

  6. Blueprint for a more strategic market approach

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    Category: Student News

    How does a cooling tower engineering company stay competitive in a fast-changing global market? “Thanks to this in-company project, Hamon now has a strategic view of the different sectors: which ones are easy for us to access, where we need to invest in new technologies or adapt to new regulations, and whether it’s profitable for us to do so.” Bernard Goblet, Hamon’s CEO at the time, and the three Masters in International Management & Strategy (MIMS) students involved, Sven, Nicolas and Louis, reflect on a project that took them to India and China.

  7. Vlerick supports BAM in the launch of the Institute for Meaningful Marketing

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    Category: Programme news

    The Belgian Association of Marketing (BAM) is launching the Institute for Meaningful Marketing (IMM) together with the leading Belgian business schools Vlerick Business School and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. The Institute’s goal is to train marketeers to be curators of client-focused innovation and transformation projects. To this end, BAM has also devised the certification process through which students can be awarded a Certificate for Meaningful Marketing.

  8. Greater focus on the S for Social within ESG

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    Category: Opinions

    Employees of the Dutch asset manager Robeco are gradually returning to their familiar office environments, but the world has changed considerably in recent months. Robeco's COO Karin van Baardwijk has observed a remarkable shift within the ESG criteria that the group uses as its guideline: 'There is now a greater focus on the 'S' for Social.' Read the full discussion between Karin van Baardwijk and Vlerick's professor Xavier Baeten.

  9. In Memoriam: Peter De Prins

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    Category: Corporate News

    It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the sad news that our respected colleague Peter De Prins passed away. Joining Vlerick Business School in October 2010, Peter De Prins was Professor of Management Practice for the past 10 years, specialising in change management and leadership. In this role, he leveraged his ample international experience as engineer, entrepreneur, coach and manager and had an impact on thousands of participants.

  10. Vlerick Students helping to shape the future of Commercial First Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Category: Student News

    Since 2015, Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen (Red Cross Flanders) has collaborated with Vlerick Business School to support its international capacity building programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Every year, a small group of Vlerick students is dispatched to one of the partner countries of Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen to work on a wide variety of different projects.
    Despite the ongoing CoVID-19 crisis, this year was no exception. While the Vlerick team worked remotely, they were tasked with developing an evidence-based and contextualised Business Game to train the employees of various Commercial First Aid (CoFA) departments associated with the various African Red Cross Societies with whom Rode Kruis-Vlaanderen has a partnership. Our students happily explain how their In-Company Project came to life and how they brought it to a successful end…

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