Volume: Vol3, Issue 4/2014

Published on: Dec 2014

Contains 13 articles

HOPE - a new European Academic Network

 

Authors

HENDRIK FERDINANDE *,1,2

 

Affiliation

1Universiteit Gent, BE-9000 Gent
2Universiteit Gent, BE-9000 Gent, Belgium

 

 

Along the lines of the life of em. prof. dr. Laura Ţugulea the historical developments of the E.C.’s thematic or academic networks of physics departments (EUPEN, STEPS, STEPS TWO and HOPE) in the ERASMUS, SOCRATES and LLL programmes were described with a lot of connecting anecdotes and with emphasis on the role of Laura in these projects. Finally a plea was held for a European (official) body (‘think thank’) so that good practices of national initiatives, w.r.t. stimulating young people becoming physicists, etc., could be spread over the whole of Europe and where a parallel series of follow-up activities to HOPE could be co-ordinated.

 

Keywords

Academic network, HOPE (Horizons in Physics Education)

Pages

282-285

 

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