The Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, a research center of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1966 in association with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, CORE has become a leading interdisciplinary research institute in the fields of economics, operations research, and econometrics.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will entail scientific and community events spanning the entire 2016 year, under the motto Bridging Gaps: bridging gaps between the first 50 years of CORE and its next 50 (and more) years; between generations; between scientific disciplines; as well as gaps within societies and economic systems, and between countries and between world regions.

These celebratory events are grouped under the umbrella 50 Days@CORE, and their centerpiece will be the CORE@50 Conference held from May 23 to May 27, 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).

Former and present CORE members and CORE visitors, friends of CORE, and other interested persons, are invited to participate in the conference and celebratory events.