Selfie wall marks festive start of Atlas renovation19 January 2017
Safety will have the highest priority over the coming two years while the Atlas building is undergoing renovation, said Arno van den Thillart, regional director of construction company Van Wijnen. If necessary, he is prepared to arrange a daily bulletin on the renovation work. Today in Impulse, the former premises of Electrical Engineering and now converted into a luxury construction cabin, the formal project kick-off was held.
"This is an immense job in a very special environment so we need to take extra care," said Van den Thillart. "No one enters the construction site without an appointment, and for campus users too, the environment must feel safe. If necessary we will communicate our activities on a daily basis as well as the consequences of our work for the surrounding area."
For a feature dubbed the Wall of Fame, those present this afternoon had the opportunity to take group photographs and add their wishes for the future of the project. It is intended that over time selfies will be added to the wall.
For a while now, TU/e student Guido Buntinx and his friend Christophe Westerveld (student of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences) have been attracting a lot of attention with their 'electric beer crates'. Limburg's regional TV station and the TV news program Editie NL also got wind of their creative initiative. The short internet videos showing them riding along on the public highways have been watched multiple times.
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.
The fourth day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia has come to an end and Solar Team Eindhoven is clearly leading the Cruiser Class. Despite earlier transport problems and the limited window for testing on site, TU/e solar car Stella Vie is performing in the outback “far beyond expectations”. With some 900 kilometers to go, a third world title seems almost a dead cert for the team from Eindhoven - but this is no time for complacency.
At this university there are students who are not taking any classes, but they are still forced to pay the full sum of their tuition fee. How is that? When you take a look at what they are doing instead of following courses, their reasons become clear. They form one of the most important cornerstones of the TU/e, they are the student board members and part of student teams.
TU/e has made a considerable leap in the prestigious international Times Higher Education World University Rankings that focus on the subject areas Engineering & Technology and Computer Science. TU/e belongs to the fifteen and eighteen best European universities on these subjects respectively. The THE ranking forms an important yardstick for government departments, policymakers and international students.