International Lhoist Berghmans Innovation Chair

EPL

Internationalisation has been a target for the Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) for some time. These past years, however, it has become a priority in which the faculty is willing to invest time and resources. The International Lhoist Berghmans Innovation Chair launched on January 1st 2014 with the support of Fondation Louvain is a significant contribution to the internationalisation strategy of the school. It is in fact the largest sponsorship of EPL’s history.
The global objective of the Chair is the development of an ambitious international programme which will attract and educate highly talented Belgian and international students and prepare them to be confronted to industrial competition in international environments.

 

While it focuses on Master level education it covers different dimensions of international mobility. It seeks:

  • To foster the placement of highly talented EPL master students for internships in companies in foreign countries, with priority for companies in North and South America, Russia, India and South East Asia (next deadline for the submission of expressions of interest : 18 December 2017);
  • To strengthen existing collaborations between MIT and EPL;

 

About the Lhoist Group

Lhoist Group is a family-owned company and a world leading producer of lime, dolime and minerals. Its current Chairman, Baron Berghmans, is an alumnus of UCL. Sponsoring the quality of higher education is a tradition for the Lhoist Berghmans family (further information on Lhoist sponsorship).

Today, the group continue to grow through acquisition and entry into new territories. With a focus on existing and emerging customer needs, it also invests in new facilities and the development of a portfolio of innovative products and solutions.