Our latest special edition included interviews with eight TU/e pioneers. Too good not to share with you online. Today: university professor Maarten Steinbuch. "I want to create a thousand jobs here within ten years in surgical robot technology with our startup."
Jessica Joosse and Fabienne van der Weiden | “We want to unleash a revolution in the fashion industry”
Our latest special edition included interviews with eight TU/e pioneers. Too good not to share with you online. Today: ID-students Jessica Joosse and Fabienne van der Weiden want to get rid of fast fashion, produced by child labor.
The first TU/e Christmas market could hardly have got off to a more Christmassy start on Monday, in a 'market hall' surrounded by a thick blanket of snow. The firing of Christmas trees from a cannon, the promised opening activity, unfortunately suffered some initial delay - but for anyone who missed it, there was another chance to see it on Tuesday afternoon.
Buenos Aires, where shall I begin? South-America with a touch of Europe, which makes me happy. I have already been spending my time in Argentina since the beginning of July and still I don’t feel like returning to Eindhoven. This probably has something to do with the approaching summer on the southern hemisphere and my love for warm weather.
Our latest special edition included interviews with eight TU/e pioneers. Too good not to share with you online. Today: Massimo Mischi. "More than anything, I would like to play a significant role in cancer research."
Do you find MetaForum too busy around exams? Does studying at home not appeal to you? Or do you simply need a bit of structure when you're revising? It may well be that the public library at De Witte Dame is the place for you. Under the banner ‘StudyShare’ staff there are hoping to attract students through most of January - with your books or laptop, but without your cellphone.
Before the year is out, a footpath will emerge from the preparatory earth works currently underway on the grass fields surrounding Luna and Aurora. This will connect the two student flats. In time, a boules pitch and basketball court will be added alongside the path.
In 2018 the students of TU/e will be represented on the University Council by three parties. The provisional results indicate that newcomer DAS Eindhoven will have two seats, Groep-één remains the largest presence with four seats, and the Eindhoven Student Council (ESR) takes three. For the first time in years, staff faction PUR includes a professor; Anton Darhuber of Applied Physics.
Student intake is on the rise again, the wind tunnel is ready for use, and there are some promising research initiatives. Nonetheless, it is certainly not all roses for her jubilant department, says Dean Elphi Nelissen. With a new funding model on the way she fears that cuts will have to go yet deeper.
After three years of Bachelor courses in my beloved Brabant I felt the need to challenge myself and go on an adventure abroad. I ended up doing research on polymer chemistry at the University of Warwick. While suddenly being all alone in England was a larger culture shock than I had imagined. I definitely enjoyed starting from scratch and building up a new life in this marvelous country.
Purple rain will fall tomorrow, on Purple Friday, from the TU/e chimney stack, so that everyone can see that the university recognizes and celebrates diversity in sexual orientation. But as President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers emphasizes: “Our support is more than symbolic.” University secretary Nicole Ummelen is calling on the LGBTU/e community: “Please be our role models - and let us know if there are matters we can facilitate.”
Over the next four years, the 4TU.Federation will invest its joint budget of 19 million euros in research on themes taken from the National Science Agenda. The money will pay mainly for tenure tracks within joint programs running at the four Dutch technology universities. The federation hopes that the programs, which share the overarching theme of ‘High tech for a sustainable future’, will also attract additional resources from government and industry.
Forget about Antwerp, London and Cologne. The only Christmas market worth its salt this year may well be right on your doorstep. It will have everything - from a hearty hotpot and a cup of steaming mulled wine to live Christmas music and the new tradition of firing a Christmas tree from a cannon - and will be right here in MetaForum's market hall from December 11 through 21.
Cecilia Sahlgren, Professor in Cell Biology at the TU/e faculty of Biomedical Engineering, has received two million euros from the European Research Council (ERC). With this five-year funding Sahlgren aims to investigate the interplay between blood flow and cell signalling and to clarify their effects on the architecture of blood vessels, for example, the thickness of vessel walls. The knowledge will be of benefit, for example, for the management of cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death worldwide.
The Department of the Built Environment has been in existence for fifty years. Yesterday evening this milestone was celebrated in grand style with a festive dinner at Plaza Vertigo attended by more than 350 people followed by a party. Speeches and performances enlivened the evening. Departmental Dean Elphi Nelissen made her speech during the eight-course meal. Live music was provided by Laura Eshuis and Eleven Dirty, while the Superstijl DJs worked the turntables.
With the official opening planned for December 14, the new wind tunnel belonging to the Department of the Built Environment had its first users this week. Members of the Dutch professional cycling team Lotto-Jumbo took up their racing positions in the tunnel in the Ventur building on the TU/e campus in order to find out which formation gives them the least air resistance during the team time trial. Their visit even made the national TV news.
It was a sell-out performance for chef Erling Rugsten Tuesday evening in Luna. In the building's gleaming new kitchen the renowned culinary king gave a workshop to TU/e students. Under his guidance they discovered what good, healthy and not least of all delicious food is all about.
In the middle of the forest, we arrive at the summer cottage of my Finnish friend. I feel honored, because I am allowed to enter her personal space. Viivi’s land is huge, because there is plenty of space for nature in Finland.
They belong to Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff, but on the field they are a united team with a single aim: to win. Lumos is the name of Eindhoven's latest sports association, of which TU/e students are co-founders. Their sport: quidditch. It originated in the US in 2005 and is inspired by the sport of the same name in the Harry Potter films.
Away from Europe! That was the first thing that popped into my head when I received an email about the opportunity of doing an exchange. After looking at all the possibilities, I signed up for KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology). I was overwhelmed with joy after receiving the outcome from the feared draw. I was one of the lucky few to go to South-Korea! “Wow, you are a genius!”, in combination with an amazed face, is the regular response you get, when you tell a Korean that you are studying at KAIST. For them, KAIST is like the Harvard of Asia.
We report about the 2017 introduction period at TU/e, from August 21-25.
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