Whether you have just moved away from home to start your study program or have already been living independently for four years, the same applies: thinking up and preparing a tasty, healthy meal every day often involves a good deal of putting things off. It is so easy to reach for the trusted ready-to-eat pizza, pasta or fries. But things can be different! Just keep calm and get cooking.
Visitors to the Connect with my Culture event last Wednesday were able to participate in and watch some of the oddest activities. Held in the Student Sports Center, the event included such wackiness as acroyoga, painting a Van Gogh, eating bitterballen whilst wearing boxing gloves, and playing hopscotch in clogs. There were also regional snacks to try, and visitors could do a quiz to test their knowledge.
Having driven a convincing race from the start, Solar Team Eindhoven is almost certain to take victory in the Cruiser Class of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge once again. On Friday the TU/e students and their Stella Vie crossed the finishing line in Adelaide with such a high score for efficiency that Saturday's practicality assessment can do nothing to diminish their leading position.
Some rooms in De Plint in Luna are not yet ready to use and so the associations are having to put the brakes on some of their activities. The building contractor has run into delays and current expectations are that everything will be ready by early November. There is evidently so much stuff in the Bunker that it can't all be stored in Luna. Bar Potential hopes to open its doors around New Year's. The cultural associations have just moved from the Bunker to Luna.
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.
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.
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.
From our 'How can I survive special': Both of them are active members (past and present) of Eindhoven's student scene, have had their fair share of life's headaches and dick pics. Britte Bouchaut (28, graduating student of Innovation Sciences; in an 18-month relationship and not cohabiting) and Alain Starke (27, PhD candidate of Human-Technology Interaction; in an eight-year relationship and cohabiting) discuss love and romance at TU/e like two old fogeys. From long-distance relationships to kissing networks: How can you survive student romance? Alain and Britte give tips, ask others for advice, and take a critical look at each other's views. Are Eindhoven’s drinks rife with date-making, or do dicks take a backseat in Eindhoven?
On 1 November Paul Koenraad becomes dean of the Graduate School of TU/e, thereby succeeding Jan Fransoo who has held the position since 2013.
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.
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.
The highest ranking awarded by weekly publication Elsevier goes to Wageningen University, as it did last year, while TU/e outstrips the competition in its own category to win recognition as the best university of technology. Of the six 'broad' universities, Utrecht comes out top.
TU/e has gained another association: Salaam. Its founders are keen to set up a faith-based association with a focus on Islam and science. The launch activity, a lecture and welcome speech, will be held on October 5.
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.
In the United States alone more than one million pilotless aircraft are now flying around. Better known as drones, these are an interesting development not only in terms of technology but also for safety and privacy reasons. That was the feeling at Studium Generale, and it was reason enough to have drone manufacturer DJI give a lecture in the Blauwe Zaal, followed by a workshop at a quiet spot on campus.
Solar Team Eindhoven hopes, despite initial bad luck, to “smash it” in Australia during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, starting 8 October. The TU/e students got back their solar car only yesterday and their battery only today - over three weeks later than planned. Spokesperson Beatrix Bos does not rule out legal steps as a consequence of the delays, “but right now our focus is on the WSC”.
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 ICT systems such as Osiris and Canvas that were implemented on March 13 of this year to support the education process are suffering considerable problems. The University Council is concerned and Executive Board member Jo van Ham made known yesterday in the council meeting that the problems involved are serious ones, and that a task force will be appointed to address them as soon as possible. Additional staff will also be hired for the purpose.
The Noche de Tuna, a mini-festival involving Spanish-speaking musical groups, drew fewer visitors than the Eindhoven-based organizers had hoped for. This was due in part to the fact that in Spain resits for exams fell in the same weekend, says TU/e student and co-organizer Michael Heidweiller. Nonetheless, he believes, the visitors and participants still enjoyed the music played by the groups that were able to attend.
Research at TU/e
TU/e is a real research university. From Built Environment to Applied Physics, Industrial Design to Electrical Engineering: science in Eindhoven is constantly on the move, revolving around Strategic Areas Health, Energy, and Smart Mobility.
On this page, you’ll find all research news combined, ranging from PhD announcements, publications, new professors, awards and grants to background stories that have appeared in our magazine.
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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.
This morning in the village of Gemert in the province of Brabant a 3D-printed cycle bridge was opened. It was printed this summer in TU/e's Pieter van Musschenbroek Laboratory. This is the world's first ever 3D-printed bridge to be part of regular infrastructure. Another novelty is that the makers have succeeded in printing the bridge's reinforcements, steel cables.
Tales of the acoustics at the 2300 year-old Greek theater of Epidaurus tend to be told in terms of superlatives. Not actually justified, according to measurements taken by researchers from TU/e. They are the first to detail the acoustics of three ancient theaters, with over ten thousand measurements, which confirms that when actors speak very loudly, they can be understood perfectly well right up to the back row. However, the tearing of a piece of paper or a whisper is only audible up to about halfway up, in contradiction to the many claims.