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."
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.
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.
Many musicians suffer ear damage by playing their own instruments. Professional orchestras have therefore taken measures in recent years to reduce the sound levels. TU/e studies now reveal that physical measures, like placing screens between sections or creating more space between them, have little effect.
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).