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Summer School on the Law, Ethics and Policy of Artificial Intelligence

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In 2021, KU Leuven organised the first edition of the Summer School on the Law, Ethics and Policy of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Given the programme’s overwhelming success, three editions have taken place thus far. The fourth edition will take place from 1 to 10 July 2024.

The Summer School aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the various legal, ethical and policy-related issues around AI and algorithm-driven processes more broadly. As these technologies have a growing impact on all domains of our lives, it becomes increasingly important to map, understand and assess the challenges and opportunities they raise. This requires an interdisciplinary approach, which is why we are collaborating across faculties and departments to organise this Summer School. The programme’s goal is to offer participants the latest insights on AI from various perspectives, and in particular the fields of law, ethics and policy. 

The lectures are provided by renowned academics, policy-makers from EU and international institutions as well as practitioners, allowing participants to grasp not only the theoretical but also the practical implications of the use of AI in these fields. 

The Summer School’s intended audience concerns postgraduate students who already obtained a master’s degree and junior/senior researchers from various disciplines, as well as policy analysts, lawyers and legal experts, civil servants, members of civil society organisations, AI practitioners, and other professionals with an interest in broadening their understanding of AI and its impact on society. 

Participants receive a certificate of attendance with the equivalence of 3 ECTS credits. Those interested also have an opportunity to share their research with fellow participants through a research presentation session. 

Thus far, the Summer School has taken place as a hybrid event, enabling participants to join both on campus and online

Whether physically or virtually, we look forward to welcoming you to Leuven!


Find out more about the Summer School’s programme, intended audience and location.

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Find out how to reach out to us in case you have any questions about the Summer School.

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Find out more about our renowned lecturers, including academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

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The application process for the Summer School’s 2024 edition runs from 19 February until 27 March 2024.

More information about the application process can be found on the application page. For direct access to the application form, click here.


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