The quality of education seems to have slipped at TU/e. In the latest Dutch-language guide to universities (Keuzegids Universiteiten), Eindhoven's university has dropped from third place in the overall ranking to seventh place in the course of a year. "It's understandable but it's not good," says President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers, "and it is all the more reason to push on with introducing an upper limit on student intake to our programs. This is a result of the strong growth in student numbers."
Before you google yet another one of my invented diseases and subsequently begin to question the title of this story, let me tell you this. With a new academic year having begun and a shiny new batch of freshmen accompanying it, the university is full of people suffering from the so-called octopus syndrome.
Today TU/e becomes the first university to see one of its associate professors confer a doctoral degree. In fact, there will be two associate professors doing that today. Other universities will follow.
Bus line 104 is proving insufficiently profitable. From December 10 the service will no longer ride over the campus. This has recently been decided by TU/e and the Eindhoven Region Collaborative Alliance (Samenwerkingsverband Regio Eindhoven). The number of employees using the service has been particularly disappointing. The following bus stops will be discontinued: Laplace Square (opposite the Traverse building), De Lismortel (at the corner of Fontys PABO and the Paviljoen), De Rondom across from Differ, and De Rondom Zuid (at the corner of BBC and Echo).