Documents Ethical Forum 2015

Programme Ethical Forum 2015


Too many students? On the purpose, legitimacy and adequacy of university entry and orientation tests.


Registration 13.30 - 14.00 h 

Part 1: 14.00 – 15.30 h

Welcome : 
prof. Jacques WILLEMS,
 Chairman of the University Foundation.

Introduction to the subject:

prof. Patrick LOOBUYCK, Universiteit Antwerpen en Universiteit Gent, Coordinator of the Ethical Forum 2015.

Keynote addresses:


  • Dirk VAN DAMME, Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD, Paris: “International approaches to access to and success in higher education”.
  • Jeroen HUISMAN, formerly senior researcher with CHEPS, Universiteit Twente, NL, and professor at the University of Bath, UK, presently professor, Universiteit Gent: "Access and Selection: an organisational and system perspective".
  • Wouter DUYCK, Professor Cognitieve Psychologie, Universiteit Gent: "Study choice for higher education in Flanders".

 Part 2: 16.00 – 18.00 h

Panel discussion chaired by Patrick LOOBUYCK


  • Jean-Paul LAMBERT, Recteur honoraire Université Saint-Louis, Brussels.
  • Joos VANDEWALLE, Faculteit Ingenieurswetenschappen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • William GUILLET, Étudiant sciences de l'éducation ULB, Bureau Fédération des Étudiants Francophones (FEF).
  • Jonathan HOOFT, Student revalidatie en kinesitherapie VUB, Raad van Bestuur Vereniging Vlaamse Studenten (VVS).

   michelard   Peter Sloep       

General discussion: Keynote speakers, panel members and audience

Concluding remarks by Philippe Van Parijs, Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale, UCLouvain


Most of the presentations or texts, as well as some interesting relevant background documents can be found in the DOWNLOADS section of this website.