Upcoming Forum - Leiden University

This August will be the 11th annual STeLA forum, hosted at none other than the oldest university in the Netherlands. The University of Leiden, founded in 1575, has played a leading role in the development of the scientific community of the Netherlands, educating 16 Nobel Prize winners and receiving resident lecturers as renowned as Einstein himself.

The theme of this year’s forum is Technology, Responsibility, Society. In recent years, the exponential speed at which technological innovations are developed has given rise to many questions on security and ethics, as society and lawmakers have difficulty keeping up the pace. We have the means for self-driving cars, surgical robots and much more, how do we ensure these are correctly used by and for society? And how can we prepare ourselves for technologies to come?

From the 6th to the 13th of August STeLA will receive students from top universities all over Japan, China, Middle-East, United States, Europe and many more places to discuss technological innovations and leadership. Participants will be taught leadership according to the distributed leadership model developed at MIT Sloan School of Management, learning to work together across disciplines and cultures. Through intense cooperation you will form a tight network of future leaders in science and technology, with the ability to see global issues from a global perspective.

Applications for the forum are now closed.


We have arranged annual fora in the U.S, Europe, Japan and China since 2007 at some of the worlds best universities like MIT, Stanford, Peking University, TU Delft and the Natural Institution for Youth Education in Japan. 


Apart from the annual forum, we arrange several other events and workshops around the world. 


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