Beyond UNIVERSEHHHUNetworking
Mon 29 Apr
- Mon 29 Apr
13.30 – 17.30pm
Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels

INVITATION : Humanities in Space: Challenges and Opportunities

The Heinrich Heine University (HHU) cordially invites you to a distinguished Panel discussion around Humanities in Space to the center of the European Quarter in Brussels

Space exploration is an area of research traditionally associated with science and technology. However, many key questions regarding space also concern social sciences and humanities, as space activities have clear social, cultural and economic impacts on our societies. Clearly, there is a need for such a multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, the Beyond UNIVERSEH event aims to explore the importance of the humanities for space research with experts on the matter and to enable networking between policymakers, companies, researchers, and interested citizens.

On April 29, 2024, the Heinrich Heine University will be hosting an event around “Humanities in Space: Challenges and Opportunities” in the centre of Brussels. We cordially invite you to listen to speeches and discussions of our excellent panellists and network with members of the scientific community.


  • 13.30 Registration
  • 14.00 Beginning of impulse speeches and panel discussions.
  • 16.00 Networking with drinks and snacks
  • 17.30 End of the event

Please RSVP to or even easier, fill in the form (PDF)

In order to cover a broad range of viewpoints, we are honoured to welcome the following panellists and moderator to guide us through the first part of the event:

  • University of Namur – Prof. Dr. Annick Castiaux (Rector)
  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf – Prof. Dr. Stefan Marschall (Vice Rector of International Affairs) and Dr. Jens Temmen (Assistant Professor in English and American Studies)
  • University of Toulouse – Prof. Dr. Christina Stange-Fayos (Vice-Chair responsible for European and International Relations) and Prof. Dr. Vincent Simoulin (Sociology Professor), both leaders of the UNIVERSEH Humanities Group
  • University of Luxembourg – Ms. Laetitia Cesari (PhD student in Space Law)