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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Congratulations to the IMFSE Class of 2014!

Monday the 26 June marked the graduation of the 3rd cohort of students from our International Master in Fire Safety Engineering which we run with the Universities of Ghent and Lund.

There were three parts to an action packed day hosted by the University of Ghent in what must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Ghent - surely one of the most beautiful cities in the world
In the morning the students presented their thesis work. The topics ranged from egress modelling to structures in fire and advanced CFD to performance based design. The students excelled at this and the 7 minutes allotted to each speaker flew by. It was great to also hear to personal stories and reflection from the students of their IMFSE experience.

The middle of the day was the official proclamation and the world gained 18 new fire engineers!

The IMFSE class of 2014!
Finally the day ended with an evening of entertainment. Dinner took the form of a walking tour with each course being served in a different venue. The food was excellent and it was great to hear more about the history of the city en route between venues.

Some more of Ghent including Graffiti Alley and an impressive building!
We finally ended in a bar (this is Belgium after all) and were entertained by Elise Meerburg (the IMFSE Erasmus Mundus Administrator) and her band. The music was excellent and I even spotted one or two professors dancing! This was a fantastic way to round of a truly excellent day - many thanks to all for a great time in Ghent.

The band (dancing professors omitted for decency)
We wish the graduates all the best with their future careers as fire engineers!

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