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MethodsNET Launch Events

Louvain University

30 October: Research Methods Teaching Community of Practice

31 October to 1 November: First MethodsNET Conference

1-2 November: Methods Development and Innovation Workshops

We are thrilled to announce three MethodsNET launch events from 30 October to 2 November 2024, at UCLouvain, Louvain La Neuve, Belgium, as we scale up into a global membership-based association.

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Launch Events 2024

The fee for non-members is €220 per event. MethodsNET membership for 2024-2025 offers a significant discount, allowing attendance at one, two, or all three Launch Events for as low as €20 per event and up to €100 per event, depending on membership status, in addition to the membership fee.

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DateEventTimeSession
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice08:30-09:30Early morning networking & registration with coffee
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice09:30-10:30Welcome & Opening Plenary
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice10:30-10:45Coffee break
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice10:45-12:00Future of Research Panel
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice12:00-13:30Lunch break
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice13:30-14:45Four Parallel Workshops: Session 1
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice14:45-15:00Coffee break
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice16:30-17:15Concluding roundtable: Lessons Learned from the Workshops & Sustaining a Community of Practice
Wednesday 30 OctoberResearch Methods Teaching Community of Practice17:15-18:45Reception
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 108:00-09:00Registration & coffee
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 109:00-10:00Methods primers 1 (parallel sessions)
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 110:00-11:00Methods primers 2 (parallel sessions)
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 111:00-11:15Meet the experts’ Cafe
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 112:30-14:00Lunch break
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 114:00-15:00Opening welcome plenary and roundtable
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 115:00:15:15Coffee break
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 115:15-16:45Panel session 1
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 116:45-17:00Coffee break
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 118:45-19:45Keynote lecture
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 117:00-18:30Panel session 2
Thursday 31 OctoberConference - Day 119:45Reception
Friday 1 NovemberConference - Day 210:30-11:00Coffee Break
Friday 1 NovemberConference - Day 209:00-10:30Panel session 3
Friday 1 NovemberConference - Day 210:30-11:00Coffee Break
Friday 1 NovemberConference - Day 212:30-14:00Lunch and coffee & welcome to the Methods Development & Innovation Workshops
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 111:00-12:30Registration & coffee (if not attending the conference)
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 112:30-14:00Welcome/opening and lunch with conference participants
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 114:30-16:00Workshop sessions 1a
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 116:00-16:30Coffee break
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 116:30- 18:00Workshop Session 1b
Friday 1 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 118:00Reception
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 209:00-10:30Workshop sessions 2a
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 210:30-11:00Coffee break
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 211:00-12:30Workshop sessions 2b
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 212:30-13:30Lunch break
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 213:30-15:00Workshop sessions 3a
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 215:00-15:30Coffee break
Saturday 2 NovemberMethods Development and Innovation Workshops - Day 215:30-17:00Workshop sessions 3b

Registration Fees and Membership Benefits

When registering for one, two, or all three events, take advantage of the opportunity to become a member and unlock substantial discounts on the 2024 Launch events. Our membership fee scheme ensures equitable access to MethodsNET for individuals with different capacities. Alternatively, you can register for participation without joining as a member, with a fee of 220€ for one event, 440€ for two events, and 660€ for participation in all three events.
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Get to Know UCLouvain

Founded in 1425, UCLouvain is one of the oldest universities in Europe.  Erasmus, Mercator, Vesalius are some of the personalities who frequented it. Georges Lemaître formulated his theory of the Big Bang there and Christian de Duve won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1974.

  • About

    The university welcomes nearly 40.000 students in eight locations in Brussels and Wallonia. Its main campus is in the pedestrianized city of Louvain-la-Neuve. Our university offers courses in all disciplines, from bachelor’s degree to doctoral degree level, as well as many lifelong learning programmes. It is also a pioneer in the creation of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the first French-speaking university in Europe to offer online courses on the edX platform (43 courses available in 2023).

  • Education and Research

    With a Nobel Prize, 21 Prix Francqui (the ‘Belgian Nobel’) and many other honors, UCLouvain offers an education fuelled by solid research. The university’s drive to innovate is clear: nearly €300 million in annual research investment, 415 projects funded by European framework programmes (as of 2023) and close relationships with the commercial world, particularly with the 279 companies in the university’s two science parks. Meanwhile, UCLouvain’s research development efforts are currently responsible for 68 active spin-offs.

  • Open to the World

    Since its creation, UCLouvain has not only been open to the world; it has reached out to the world and invited it in: 25% of its teaching staff and 40% of its scientific staff are international. Moreover, 20% of its student body is international. This openness is also reflected in its many exchange partnerships with universities worldwide, active participation in international networks and long-held tradition of cooperation with developing countries.

  • Top Ranked Belgian University

    Placing 170th in the 2023 Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s universities, UCLouvain is ranked first among Belgian francophone universities. It is also one of Europe’s most well established universities,

  • Research Methods at Louvain

    Being located on multiple sites in Wallonia and in the multilingual and multicultural Brussels area, the University of Louvain is located at a crossroads of cultures within Europe. It also lies at the crossroads of multiple methodological traditions across the human sciences, with some cutting-edge work – including internationally recognized innovations – across the whole span of methodologies, from ‘deep’ field research and participatory action research methods to highly sophisticated computational modeling, with all 50 shades in between: advanced statistical analyses, experimental designs, case-based and comparative methods, the whole span of text-based data analyses etc. The University of Louvain is also an agenda-setter in nourishing methodological dialogues between scholars from the Global North and the Global South, especially in Africa and Latin America. As elsewhere, the respective methodological traditions are quite segmented – but we like to believe that the University of Louvain research ecosystem is particularly conducive to informed methodological debates.