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  • imam

    Keynote / Imam Khalid Benhaddou - “Islam in Europe: threat or enrichment?” (NL)

    Since the war against Syria and the attacks in Europe that followed, reasonableness in the discussion about the place of Islam in our society has been lost.
    In his talk, Flanders' youngest imam Khalid Benhaddou reopens the dialogue. He links recent conflicts with their historical background and addresses some pressing questions:
    " Where does Islam come from?" "Why is it that people who grew up here and who are part of our society suddenly felt called to fight and are used as cannon meat thousands of miles away?" "Where does the idea of risking one's own life for a utopia, more specifically for a caliphate, come from?"

    The keynote will be held in Dutch in de Upgrade Academy (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128, Gent)
    Upgrade Academy | 19:30 | For  stakeholders of Upgrade Estate
  • car

    Break & learn / Future Fit Mobility - exclusively for employees

    In the Upgrade Academy we share knowledge as a lever for personal development. A monthly lunch & learn session gives our employees insights into results or new developments. During this Break & Learn we explain how a sustainable mobility policy leads to a Future Fit company.
    Upgrade Academy of online | 11:30 | For  Employees
  • marketing

    Life as it is / Marketing - exclusively for employees

    Every department gives their best every day. We give them the chance to inspire fellow workers with their challenges, results & dreams. This time, our creative marketing will tell us about their daily job.
    Upgrade Academy of online | 11:30 | For  Employees
  • Selfdefence

    Upworkshop / Self-defence

    Would you like to learn how to better protect yourself in certain situations?
    Good news! Our professional instructor Peter Vermeir will teach you how to defend yourself!
    You can join our self defence workshop in Brussels (King Upkot) on 18 October or in Ghent (Upgrade Academy) on 25 October.

    Register soon, places are limited.
    King Upkot | 20:00 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants
  • Kickstart

    Upworkshop / Kick-off event on young entrepreneurship

    Do you have an entrepreneurial idea? Have you already taken your first steps in entrepreneurship and can you use some guidance? Or do you want to start your own business but are you still looking for a good idea? Then the Kickstart event at the Upgrade Academy (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 129, Ghent) on 19 October is definitely something for you! Because with the Upgrade Academy we want to spot the entrepreneurship in our Upkot & Upliving tenants and give them a boost.
    Upgrade Academy (Gent) | 19:30 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants
  • self defence

    Upworkshop / Self-defence

    Would you like to learn how to better protect yourself in certain situations?
    Good news! Our professional instructor Peter Vermeir will teach you how to defend yourself!
    You can join our self-defence workshop in Brussels (King Upkot) on 18 October or in Ghent (Upgrade Academy) on 25 October.

    Register soon, places are limited.
    Upgrade Academy | 20:00 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants
  • Rode Kruis

    Upworkshop / First Aid workshop (NL)

    We organize an Upworkshop First Aid in collaboration with the Red Cross.
    How do you react to minor accidents at home or in the dormitory? How do you help a co-occupant or family member who is injured or choking? And how do you recognize a sudden cardiac arrest and start a life-saving reanimation?
    In short: in a few hours you learn how to help or save someone.

    The workshop will take place at the Upgrade Academy, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128 in Ghent.
    Register soon, places are limited!

    Upgrade Academy | 20:00 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants
  • Charlotte Van Brabander

    Keynote / Smart saving - by finfluencer Charlotte Van Brabander (NL)

    Charlotte is a Finfluencer, money coach & author. Her mission is to make the world of finance accessible to everyone.

    In her keynote, she inspires people in having their own financial plan, no matter how young you are. The focus is on a healthy Money mindset and learning how to start investing. In her book "FIRE: How to quit working at a young age" she teaches people how to invest in the stock market and in cryptocurrencies.

    The keynote will be given in Dutch and will take place at the Upgrade Academy, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128 in Ghent.
    Upgrade Academy | 19:30 | For  Upkot & Upliving tenants