School of Thinking is a quest to challenge and refresh your relationship with what happens inside your head. A mind-boggling mixture of science, philosophy and personal exploration, it helps students to build a flexible yet rigorous approach to complex, ‘wicked’ problems of today’s organizations and communities.
School of Thinking is an intense 1-year program for people from all walks of life. You can choose to follow the On-Campus path in Brussels, or the Remote path offered worldwide.
Karin Verelst, Instructor at the School of Thinking VUB, Researcher at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies VUB
Lies Poignie, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Alpha 2019-2020), Publisher at Academia Press
'The School of Thinking is just what you need to hone your skills in dealing with complex, multidisciplinary problems. This postgraduate teaches you the "Four Cs", the most important skills required for 21st century education: Critical thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication. Effective thinking is the most critical skill of all, yet you cannot study it anywhere. The School of Thinking finally fills that gap!'
Francis Heylighen, Instructor at the School of Thinking, VUB Professor, Director of the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies VUB
Jan De Maeyer, Fellow at the School of Thinking, Guest Professor U.Gent, Consultant at Denkpalet
Eline Dehullu, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Delta 2021-2022), Author, editor and publisher of publications on contemporary architecture (A+ Architecture in Belgium)
Dirk Van Helder, Fellow at the School of Thinking, Consultant at Stanwick
'A Post-Graduate School of Thinking to bolster extraordinary intelligence! Practice in embodied thinking, systems thinking, game playing, complexity, individual and collaborative thinking! What a great and timely idea! I wish I’d had such a curriculum instead of having to cobble together my own exploration of these topics. So take advantage of this curriculum if you can: it’s an unparalleled opportunity that will prepare you for anything you ever want to achieve!'
Robert Root-Bernstein, Author of Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People
Gella Dybman, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Alpha 2019-2020)
Tom Van Damme, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Alpha 2019-2020), Senior Manager at TomTom
Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Instructor at the School of Thinking, mathematician, philosopher of science, VUB professor
"SoT offers its students unique, adventurous and surprising experiences. Watch out - some mental calcifications may get wiped out, while hungry and curious pseudopods of mind appear to replace them!"
Marta Nordhoek, Student at the School of Thinking (year Delta, 2021-2022), clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Sacha Moens, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Iota 2020-2021)
Joris De Kelver, Student at the School of Thinking (Year Iota, 2020-2021), Co-founder of Multiversity
Gys Godderis, Fellow at the School of Thinking (Year Alpha 2019-2020), Founder of Planet Polaris - Clever & Cool
Gunther van Lany, Student at the School of Thinking (year Delta 2021-2022), Strategic Leader @ TBWA Group Belgium - Lecturer KDG University of Applied Sciences