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EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
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EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
Louvain-la-Neuve :
a student-friendly city

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EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
Situated on this university
campus : the EPHEC

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
Presentation of the EPHEC

o EPHEC stands for “Ecole Pratique
des Hautes Etudes Commerciales”
(Ephec University of Applied
Sciences)
o The main implantation of our
University is located in Brussels

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
The EPHEC organisation :
10 departments

o A department = degree programme on a
campus
o From 200 to 500 students in a department
o A common team: one head, one student
coordinator, one secretary, full-time or part-
time lecturers
o Teaching in classes of 20 to 50 students
o Each group has a head teacher and an allotted
classroom

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
The pedagogical approach at
EPHEC
A practical approach and a close link with companies :
o Practical assignments (sometimes commissioned by companies)
o Permanent teaching staff often with previous business experience
o Associated lecturers from the business world

Students do 2 internships :
o 3 weeks between Year 1 and Year 2
o 14 weeks in Semester 6 (in Belgium or abroad)

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
Bachelor Degrees at the EPHEC :
3 years to become a junior
professional
o 1st year : discovering the groundings in each field of
study
o 2nd year : deeper knowledge of the field of study&
practical projects integrating several aspects of the
future job
o 3rd year : specialisation courses & full semester
internship
o Interactive classes and multidisciplinary assignments

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
How international is the
EPHEC?
o EPHEC has over 50 Erasmus partners
o EPHEC has relationships with institutions in
France, Switzerland, Canada and Russia
o EPHEC sends students for internships in more
than 30 countries
o EPHEC is a member of several European or
international associations (BUSINET, EFCCE,
CAROLUS MAGNUS, ISBE ...)
o EPHEC, as a member of the International week
programme, sends students to partner schools
and organizes an International week

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
International week at the
EPHEC
o Theme : Packaging and sustainable
development
o Sustainable development and its evolution
o Sustainable development and its importance
for marketing
o Packaging and its evolution through
sustainable development
o Developing countries and sustainable
development

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
International week at the
EPHEC
o Students will work in international
groups
o They will attend lectures on sustainable
development and packaging
o They will visit a company

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
International week at the
EPHEC
o They will create a sustainable
packaging for a company and present it
to a jury
o And they will share cultural and
leisure activities with other students

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
International week at the
EPHEC
Programme
Date Time Activity
30/3 AM Start of the IW, lecture, constitution of
PM groups
Lecture, leisure activity, opening drink
31/3 Lectures and working sessions

01/4 AM Oxfam breakfast, NGO, working session
PM Visit of a company

02/4 Lecture and working sessions
International week closing diner

03/4 Exhibition and price giving ceremony
EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
International week at the
EPHEC
o Practical information :
o When ?
o 29 march (5-7pm)  3 April 2009 (2.30 pm)
o Where ?
o In Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
o Accommodation ?
o University dormitories
o Number of students invited ?
o 40 students
o Price ?
o 150 €
o Included accommodation, the programme, some meals,
cultural and leisure activities

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009
Do you have any questions ?

EPHEC-Belgium International Week 2009