No fewer than seven TU/e Master's students in Chemical Engineering received a scholarship worth 10,000 euros on Wednesday, 15 November. A total of eighteen VNCI Top Sector Chemistry scholarships were available, of which over a third were awarded...
Jaap Schouten believes in God, Marwan Mrait in Allah and Arun Babu worships Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. The three TU/e students are meeting for the first time but their backgrounds and religions provide enough starting points for an interesting...
A few weeks ago I embarked on the biggest adventure of my life, a semester abroad in one of the world’s biggest cities, Shanghai. First of all, I travelled with a good friend through China for three weeks, to get acquainted with this intriguing country. Most Chinese don’t really speak English, but with the help of good hostels and a travel guide it was pretty easy to travel around . Most people are very friendly and helpful, although the spitting on the streets, which is mainly done by men, is not so pleasant.
Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform.
So you have survived Introduction Week and now you are now studying in Eindhoven. Of course, you have heard from everyone you know who has completed a degree that your student years are the best time of your life. But how are you going to make sure that you get the most out of them? On these pages we take a closer look at Eindhoven's nightlife, because there is more to do in the city than sinking liters of beer and studying!
For someone who can easily read the Dutch postings on Cursor.nl it may be difficult to imagine all the problems people encounter in their efforts to learn the Dutch language. “Jij studeer? [You study?]” One hundred and twenty students and staff are grappling with the language on the Dutch for Beginners level 1 course at the TU/e Language Center. Katerina Lepkova is one of the NT2 (Dutch as a second language) lecturers. Patiently and while being complimentary to her students, she discusses the exercises in the teaching method Start.nl.
ID student Anke van Oosterhout and the team led by ID alumnus Jiachun Du have won the iF Design Talent Award 2017. As well as a cash prize of 5000 euros, this means a permanent place in the online iF World Design Guide, and inclusion in the exhibition held in iF’s home city of Hamburg. Their products, the Ripple and TPSurgery, improve home life and future healthcare.
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For our Explorer-themed edition of Cursor, we are eager to hear whether people at TU/e are injecting, sniffing, swallowing or taking drugs in some other way. And why. Perhaps for the kick, the intoxication, the focused concentration or to satisfy their curiosity. Why not fill in the survey, anonymously if you like. We will handle your information in the strictest confidence and will use it as research for an article about exploring / overcoming mental barriers.
Rescue robots @ TU/e
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."
Eindhoven's iGEM team has arrived in Boston. In the coming days, the students will participate in the Giant Jamboree, competing with nearly three hundred teams from all over the world. Their competition entry is their project GUPPI, in which they propose encapsulating tumors in a gel to prevent them growing and spreading.
As well as professors, from now on associate professors (UHD-1) at TU/e may also confer doctoral degrees on PhD candidates. Sixty associate professors were awarded the right to confer doctoral degrees at the start of this academic year after the move was approved by the Upper House of Parliament in the Netherlands shortly before the summer recess. “We couldn't wait to introduce this here.”
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.