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Prof. Vivian R. F. Linssen

IMNRC-NewPOL Network
Founding Director & CEO
Tervuren, Belgium
The IMNRC-NewPOL Network Administrative Headquarters is located in Flanders, Belgium. The IMNRC-NewPOL Network consists of two interrelated components: the IMNRC (International Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Research Center) and the NewPOL Network. The IMNRC-NewPOL Network has acquired a strong international political and academic reputation.

The IMNRC has developed Interface Theory (IFT) that forms the basis of the whole IMNRC-NewPOL Network enterprise.

Interface Theory (IFT) is a completely new and very complex field of research proposing a kind of universal algorithm and involving new much more powerful mathematics and new physics. Interfaces are not only omnipresent, they are the interconnecting principle that integrate the infinitesimally small with the infinitesimally large. IFT elegantly illustrates the fundamental natural interconnectedness between all “things” - interfaces - in the Universe and how by creating an artificial yet convincing discontinuity, replacing it by a conceptual interconnectedness thereby confusing the orders of abstraction and losing him/herself in a conceptual maze, the Human Being is leading civilisation - and Planet Earth - to its doom. The interface is also an extraordinarily powerful investigating tool; it is the key to understanding the universe including therefore ourselves and the Life Sciences. Applications of Interface Theory are multiple and range from fundamental research to new governance.

The IMNRC is working on the very foundations of Education, completely rethinking the basic structure of the Educational System (from school to University/College) and introducing the Education of Tomorrow: integrated interdisciplinarity. It is therefore one level above the International University Network. The IMNRC is slowly becoming the international reference for the World Educational System. The IMNRC is now programmed to become the IIRC (International Interface Research Center), a futuristic education and research center with unlimited facilities that shall be able to apply integrated interdisciplinary education including its Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP) leading to the Doctorate in Interfaces (D.I.). The IMNRC offers only one degree: the Masters in Interfaces (M.I.) that lasts one year. The M.I. considerably increases the human being’s potential to adequately process any challenge he/she might be faced with in the future. The M.I. includes an introduction to Integrated Interdisciplinarity, IFT and the whole series of “Interface Events” that shall take place at the IMNRC-NewPOL Network HQ in Tervuren.

The NewPOL Network is a very avant-garde organisation that proposes a new integrated interdisciplinary global governance model based on the Interface Paradigm.

The IMNRC-NewPOL Network creates CWINs, Pilot Schemes, answers EU and non-EU Calls, prepares private projects, has initiated the IMIRC and the WSWBQoLP that has received enthusiastic political support from the European Commission, European Parliament Presidency and United Nations.

I have only very recently been invited by a Senior Officer at the European Commission to enroll as Expert/Evaluator for Research Projects and take an active part in Horizon 2020 Strategy and Policy.

For more information, please refer to the IMNRC-NewPOL Network's “General Introduction – Standard Version” that can be downloaded from: http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/NewPOL%20Network/General%20Introduction%20-%20Standard%20Version.doc

Our most recent presentation for the European Commission can be downloaded from the link: http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing&pg=conference-contributions Here I explain how to tackle focussed thematic issues from an integrated interdisciplinary perspective. Now that many realise the need to “integrate”, I explain that we must go beyond focussed integration and that this is a process that must be undertaken at the beginning and not at the end.