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Research team: new functions

From 1 September 2016, the activities of the Research Centre of FTU in Namur are progressively transferred to the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), in the framework of a new Chair Labour-University, taking over the existing Chair Max Bastin. The Chair is integrated in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Work, State and Society (CIRTES). The new offices are located in FOPES (Open faculty for economic and social policy), in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Patricia Vendramin (patricia.vendramin@uclouvain.be) becomes a full professor at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL), a director of FOPES and Chair holder. She has a PhD in sociology and a postgraduate in communication sciences and development studies. Until August 2016, she was a codirector of the Research Centre of FTU. Her research and publications address the evolution of the social bond at work, new flexible or atypical work practices, working time organisation, quality of working life, women's work, labour relations, as well as digital exclusion and inclusion and relations between technology and society.

Gérard Valenduc (gerard.valenduc@uclouvain.be) remains an invited professor at the Universities of Namur (UNamur) and Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) and a part-time researcher at FTU. He also becomes an associate researcher to the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). He has a PhD in computer science (UNamur) and a postgraduate in nuclear physics (UCL). Until August 2016, he was a codirector of the Research Centre of FTU. His research and publications address changes in work linked to the diffusion of information and communication technologies, digital exclusion and inclusion, relations between technology and society.

Périne Brotcorne (pbrotcorne@ftu-namur.org) remains a senior researcher at FTU and becomes an associate researcher to CIRTES-UCL. She has a master degree in history and a postgraduate in sociology (ULB). She was involved in several research projects on the digital divide, e-inclusion and ICT training. She is now in charge of the IDEALiC research project (2015-2019), for the Belgian Science Policy Office.

Dana Schurmans (dana.schurmans@vub.ac.be) is a researcher at CIRTES-UCL and an PhD candidate  UCL-VUB. She holds a master in communication sciences from VUB. She is an associate researcher to SMIT (Studiecentrum Media en Informatie-Technologie) at VUB, where she previously worked on various projects in the area of digital inclusion. She is now involved in the IDEALiC research project (2015-2019), for the Belgian Science Policy Office.

 

 


 
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