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Karen François

Karen François

Director CLPS, Academic Staff


As philosopher of science I am professor at the Centre of Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) at Brussels Free University (VUB). Together with the co-directors (Steffen Ducheyne, Bart Van Kerkhove & Patrick Allo) I am managing (since 2018) our research center CLPS.

I teach the Ba-course Science and Society, the Ma-course Phenomenological approach to the sciences, and the Research Ma-course Developing & Writing Research Proposals in Philosophy.

My research focusses on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics Education, Mathematical, Statistical and (Big) Data Literacy, Science and Society, Scientific Integrity, Methodology, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mathematics Education, and I published international articles in these fields.

Since 2011 I serve as the Director of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences at VUB where I manage and organize multiple activities to assist PhD students in extending and improving their capabilities, in succeeding in gaining a PhD

In 2011 I helped establish the Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES); a joint training initiative of the five Flemish universities. FLAMES support young researchers in their pursuit of best-in-class training in methodology and statistics. Since 2016 I act as the spokesperson of this interuniversity initiative.


Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels