From a compact system for safely hanging up your coat to the first steps towards a revolution in process technology. The plans and prototypes presented yesterday during the third edition of the TU/e Contest were highly diverse. President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers, in his capacity as jury foreman, had words of praise for this year's participants. He was impressed by their thorough preparation.
Sultan Jumayev is TU/e’s five-thousandth PhD candidate. What’s more, he is the first Turkmen to receive a doctorate here; a global citizen who finds friendships more important than his work and believes that his technical training must not compromise his cultural development. He will gain his PhD this afternoon at Electrical Engineering.
TU/e will start a pilot this coming academic year whereby it will be possible to pay the tuition fee in ten installments. At the request of the University Council, the Executive Board has instructed the Education and Student Service Center to start this test. At present, the option of paying in five installments is available.
The Student Shop in MetaForum will be moving in with the Notebook Service Center, a few meters along on the same floor. This has been decided by the Executive Board. For a short time the survival of the desk selling student supplies, which is making way for the ICT Service's helpdesk, was in doubt.
Jenna Nikkarinen (22), second-year student of International Business and Management at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, likes living in Eindhoven. What's more, she is considering staying on in the city after her degree program and learning Dutch. Because Eindhoven suits her perfectly.
The participants in the Houses & Societies Race (Huizen & Disputenrace) were lucky with Wednesday evening's glorious weather. Fifty teams of largely inexperienced rowers raced over a distance of 250 meters to the finish line on the Eindhoven Canal. Afterwards a party was held. Women's society Animo of E.S.R. Thêta handled the organization.
“The current 10-hour timetable no longer meets our needs,” Rector Magnificus Frank Baaijens yesterday told the assembled members of the University Council. The strong growth in student numbers necessitates the switch to a 12-hour timetable, he believes. The introduction should take place in the third quarter of the coming academic year. In the coming weeks this issue will be discussed in several university bodies.
This year TU/e will run an Introduction Week for Master's students, the Master's Kick-off. Additionally, a separate Intro Week for international students is no longer being held; they will join in the Bachelor's or Master's Intro. The program for the Bachelor's Intro is broadly the same as it was last year.
At TU/e this past weekend a single “suspicious case” was registered that may have been related to the worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack. According to ICT Services, the laptop in question, being used by a researcher, was immediately isolated from the network, and no damage appears to have been caused.
Professor Jan Fransoo, Dean of the Graduate School of the TU/e since 2013, has announced that at the beginning of 2018 he will take up a position as Dean of Research at Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany. KLU is a private, state-certified university focusing on the areas of logistics and management.
Nearly six hundred students took part yesterday in the traditional bar crawl organized each spring by Protagoras, the study association of Biomedical Engineering. After eight drinks, the participants could party on at Plugged Festival, the music festival held each year by CHEOPS. Besides students, two stages, a bar, food tents, and a couple of party tents providing shelter from the rain filled the KOE field.
In the coming academic year TU/e expects to see an increase in its Bachelor's intake of at least 7 percent. Reason enough for President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers to voice his concerns in a letter to the minister. Funding from The Hague is necessary, otherwise admission freezes look likely for many programs.
Frying onion and peppers and getting a visit from agitated security guards who think there's a fire - that wasn't the plan. It happened to a member of Cosmos, the association for international students. The smoke alarm in the Common Room is the most frequently activated on campus. What is going on?
The AMIGO service robot of the TU/e robotics collective Tech United came second in the @Home-League of the RoboCup German Open in Magdeburg. At the start of the tournament AMIGO was not quite ready in terms of software, due to a lack of manpower earlier this year. Nonetheless, AMIGO still managed to beat the reigning world champion, ToBi from Bielefeld.
Anyone who plays piano must do so with their entire body, and especially with their wrists. Students Jan-Pieter Rooij and Jan Heemstra, both members of Quadrivium, heard that time and again yesterday evening from pianist Mariana Izman. In the Blauwe Zaal she gave them a master class under the watchful eyes of their family members and fellow students. “Let your wrist bring the breath.”
Artist Gijs Frieling will produce the new artwork for Atlas, the former Main Building that is currently being renovated. With his draft design, Where is science going? he won the commission to produce a phased artwork. The Executive Board has since approved his nomination by the Art Committee.
Almost a hundred TU/e people, both internationals and Dutch, took part Sunday in the ‘I Love Holland - Dutch Culture Quiz’ in the Eindhoven Student Sports Center.
In MetaForum the Student Shop may disappear because the Executive Board is keen to use the site to accommodate the ICT Service's employee helpdesk. This is currently in Matrix, but renovation work to create Innovation Space means it must vacate its premises in mid July. Whether the Student Shop will continue to exist, and if so where, is as yet unclear.
Enabling dreams to become reality. That, says the President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers, is what TU/e has been doing for the past sixty-one years. Patrick Aebischer, President of the Swiss EPFL until the end of 2016, said yesterday during the celebration of TU/e's Foundation Day in the Paterskerk, that in future this will require universities to have an even stronger financial basis. "Universities that fail to make that happen will go bankrupt or lose their research arm," he warned those in attendance.
The fire station on the university campus will soon be staffed 24/7. The TU/e fire department and the regional fire service will be cooperating more closely and, initially, will be sharing premises. This summer the regional fire service, complete with a water tender and a continuous staff of four, will be moving into the TU/e fire station in the Multimedia pavilion.
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The Department of Applied Physics needs to make significant savings: one million euros on a total annual budget of nine million. This was announced last week Wednesday by Departmental Dean Gerrit Kroesen at a staff meeting. The draft reorganization plan must be ready by the end of November and, says Kroesen, compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out. The Departmental Council is holding talks today with the Departmental Office.
Some rooms in De Plint in Luna are not yet ready to use and so the associations are having to put the brakes on some of their activities. The building contractor has run into delays and current expectations are that everything will be ready by early November. There is evidently so much stuff in the Bunker that it can't all be stored in Luna. Bar Potential hopes to open its doors around New Year's. The cultural associations have just moved from the Bunker to Luna.
There is a need for more activities for the LGBT community at TU/e. This became evident during an informal lunch gathering in De Zwarte Doos today. On international Coming Out Day, more than twenty employees and students discussed what more can be done, aside from the Facebook group recently started for this group.
On 1 November Paul Koenraad becomes dean of the Graduate School of TU/e, thereby succeeding Jan Fransoo who has held the position since 2013.
Visitors to the Connect with my Culture event last Wednesday were able to participate in and watch some of the oddest activities. Held in the Student Sports Center, the event included such wackiness as acroyoga, painting a Van Gogh, eating bitterballen whilst wearing boxing gloves, and playing hopscotch in clogs. There were also regional snacks to try, and visitors could do a quiz to test their knowledge.