During exams MetaForum only for TU/e people for time being22 March 2017
Once again, in the upcoming examination periods the library in MetaForum will be open during office hours only to TU/e students and staff. The Executive Board has made this decision in response to a pilot conducted during the last examination period. At that time external visitors were refused entry in order to ensure TU/e students would have somewhere to sit and study.
The measure was announced by Executive Board member Jo van Ham during the meeting of the University Council last Monday. Van Ham also promised to have an inventory made of all the study seats across the entire campus before the summer vacation. This step was requested by student faction Groep-één, on whose initiative the pilot was launched.
Van Ham heaped praise on Groep-één for its work. The pilot led to more study seats being available for TU/e's own people, in a quieter and cleaner environment, he concluded from the evaluation. This study, for which more than a thousand students completed a survey, shows among other things that in total 413 visitors were refused entry - mainly Fontys students.
Camiel Steffanie, chairperson of the Groep-één faction, is delighted with the Executive Board's reaction. “We are pleased everything has turned out so well and that the Executive Board was so open to cooperation.” As far as he is concerned, however, a broader policy is needed to guarantee the future availability of study seats on campus.
The TU/e innovation Space, which was officially opened Thursday afternoon, is intended to drive the continued development of TU/e's hands-on education. In cooperation with lecturers, researchers and industry, students will work here on societal challenges. Scientific director Isabelle Reymen is confident that the initiative will rapidly give rise to a close community.
SSRE has until October 1st at the latest to vacate the Bunker and is making every effort to find temporary accommodation. A series of setbacks, say students, means the renovation of the club's new premises is still not yet on the cards. Nonetheless, SSRE still hopes to move into its villa on Vestdijk before the summer.
The T.E.S.T. team from Eindhoven has emerged as the clear winner of the SensUs competition that took place last week Friday and Saturday at TU/e. The home team won three of the four categories: analytical performance, translational potential and public inspiration. Only the award for creativity went to the Swedish team Uppsense.
Almost four hundred TU/e staff and students have got the green light to go into battle on the Flux field on September 26 and 27. For these two days the lawn will be converted by chemistry study association Japie into a paintball site. This activity is the opening event of Japie's twelfth lustrum.
The era of fully fledged quantum computers threatens to destroy internet security as we know it. Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers, as cryptographers Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) describe in the journal Nature. In their publication they analyze the options available for this so-called post-quantum cryptography.