2016 Louvain-la-neuve Summer School

Programme:

First week:
Sunday, July 17: Arrival in LLN and moving into summer school accommodation

Monday, July 18: AFEPA Field Trip (see here for more information)

Tuesday, July 19-Saturday, July 23 (noon): Workshop
Field Experiments to Inform Policy and Programs in Development Economics
by Professor Nicholas Magnan from the University of Georgia, USA.

Second week:
Monday, July 25-Wednesday, July 27 am: Thesis proposals from first year students and
final thesis presentations from second-year students.

Tuesday, July 26, 5pm: AFEPA Consortium Meeting

Wednesday, July 27 3pm: Presentation Invited Speaker, Miet Martens, Catholic University of Louvain (the “other Louvain university”), followed by a coffee break (4pm) and the graduation ceremony at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, July 27, 7pm: Farewell dinner, Louvain-la-neuve and end of summer school

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General Information on the 2016 Summer School in Louvain-la-neuve:

Dates:
July 18th- July 27th (we have rooms reserved (if you are not already in LLN) from July 17th- July 28th, so please make your travel plans accordingly).
You can fly into Brussels (National Airport) or Brussels-South (Charleroi) which is the local Ryanair hub or of course arrive by train.

Theses presentations and proposals:
As the second year students among ou will know, because you witnessed it last year in Barcelona, the summer school will also consist of sessions dedicated to the presentations of their final  Master’s theses (in the case of the second year students) and the master theses proposals (for the first year students). The second year students will also have to discuss the thesis of one of their second year’s peers.
Specifically:
-First years students have to present what they would like to do in their Master’s thesis in a power point presentation of 5-10 minutes. Following your presentation will be a discussion between you and the other people in the room (students and faculty) for 20 minutes. This is a great opportunity to receive qualified and constructive feedback on your work and it will likely help you to guide your thesis in the right direction and to clarify issues you may have on the topic or its implementation.
-Second year students will have to defend their Master’s thesis. They should do so in a power point presentation of at least 20 minutes, which is then followed by 40 minutes of discussion with (and questions by) the members of the audience. At least one of your advisors will likely be in the room and you will also receive a grade for the presentation and your responses to the questions asked.

Format Master’s thesis
Some of you have asked about the format of the actual master’s thesis.
Please note that there is not specific AFEPA-specific format. You will have to follow the specifications and guidelines at your respective second year universities.
For more information on that, contact your local AFEPA representative.