The Italian Gianmarco Venditti (28) is in the first year of his PhD pathway at the Department of Applied Physics. He is a fairly recent Aurora resident, since May 1st, but it suits him well. He is delighted with the natural light and the view out over the River Dommel from his studio on the fifth floor.
First things that came into mind thinking about New Zealand were beautiful rough nature and rugby, they have the best team of the world! That are actually the two things I enjoyed most so far besides studying for my master Innovation Sciences, it is still STUDYING abroad.
Student associations could make themselves quite a bit more accessible to the many foreign students in the Netherlands, believes the National Chamber of Associations (LKvV). But not by switching the language they converse in to English.
The Auditorium is set to gain some 200 additional study seats. Thanks to a redesign and new furniture, there will soon be room for 630 people to be seated at any one time, whether eating lunch or studying. All over the campus more study seats are being created. The idea is to give over the first two floors of every building primarily to Bachelor's students.
Stella Vie, that is the name of the latest TU/e solar family vehicle unveiled Wednesday by Solar Team Eindhoven. The car, with space for five rather than four occupants, is rounder and more streamlined than its predecessors, making it quite a bit more aerodynamic.
Startup Hugsy, the spin-off from a student project at TU/e's Department of Industrial Design, has secured over 200,000 euros through crowdfunding. Before the end of the year, the small company hopes this funding will enable it to market a smart baby blanket carrying the mother's scent and a simulation of her heartbeat.
The Eindhoven region is acting increasing like a magnet for international knowledge workers, employees who have matured and been primed at TU/e. But how do they like it, once they start working here? Four alumni from four different parts of the world tell their story. About cultural difference in the work place, the Dutch tell-it-like-it-is mentality, and the expensive bread rolls in the canteen. “I still understand only a little of the Dutch food culture”.
The success of the annual Hajraa tournament lies in its tried and trusted formula: volleyball matches in festival surroundings involving beer, French fries, music, and physical exhaustion. This year Europe's largest outdoor tournament spawned a new 'sister': sitting volleyball. “Great fun, but now I do have a sore backside”.
Sixteen-year-old Sam Schellekens from Veldhoven had the opportunity Thursday in hospital to take on a drone in a game of tic-tac-toe. She is one of the few people ever to do so, certainly in the Netherlands, probably in the world. For press and partners, TU/e student team Blue Jay gave a demonstration in the Maxima Medical Center. Sam thinks the airborne hospital aid does have potential, “so long as people also carry on working here”.
The graduation preferences of Mechanical Engineering students are limited to too few research groups. The research groups of Henk Nijmeijer and Maarten Steinbuch, in particular, can no longer offer the same quality of supervision if student numbers continue to rise. This has prompted the department to introduce even stricter ceilings on numbers. Starting in the coming academic year, students will ‘reserve supervision capacity’ at a research group. The subsequent selection procedure will take place once a year.
This year TU/e was 104th in the QS World University Rankings and, according to QS, is the third best university in the Netherlands. Over the past five years, TU/e has risen gradually by some fifty places up this ranking and was the fastest Dutch climber this year. At 104th in the QS ranking, this puts TU/e among the top 1 percent of the world’s 26.000 universities.
Mark van Dijk, Masters' student Chemical and Process Technology, has written earlier about his experiences in London. He wrote another article, bacause of the recent attacks in London. Mark: "Luckily I was north of the Thames at the time of the attack, so I received the news upon arrival at home. Nevertheless, the attack feels rather close, since I have been at the same place at the same time only two days before the attack."
What kind of education should we be offering in 2030? What will our research targets be by then, and how can we ensure that the results of this research have greater impact, in particular in the Brainport region? Five working groups will apply themselves to these and other questions in the coming months. Yesterday the kick-off took place in Kennispoort with a parliamentary-style dialogue session.
A few weeks ago, I left the local Eindhoven University of Technology behind to conduct a research project at London’s global university, UCL. The distance isn’t that big, but the rest of the differences certainly are.
In a month's time TU/e will say farewell after more than thirty years to VUBIS. The library's search and reservation system is being replaced by WorldCat, whose benefits include being better suited to electronic rather than paper documents. Owing to the transition, no materials can be loaned or reserved in the last week of June.
InMotion, the student team from TU/e and Fontys, has taken the track record for electric vehicles at Circuit Park Zandvoort. In the capable hands of racing driver Beitske Visser, IM/e completed the circuit in 1.48,371, an improvement of over 16 seconds. A top speed of 240 kilometers per hour was recorded.
From a compact system for safely hanging up your coat to the first steps towards a revolution in process technology. The plans and prototypes presented yesterday during the third edition of the TU/e Contest were highly diverse. President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers, in his capacity as jury foreman, had words of praise for this year's participants. He was impressed by their thorough preparation.
“Yes, the title of my lecture is somewhat provocative,” says the spreker, “but biosensor development is going so unbelievably fast. In thirty years' time biosensors will be standard in everyone's home.” At the invitation of SensUs and Studium Generale, science journalist Diederik Jekel gave a lecture Wednesday afternoon about a revolution that he believes is already underway.
As yet SSRE has been unable to take up residence in its new premises on Vestdijk. The renovation plans of the student association, which until recently had hoped to be able to relocate to the monumental villa this month, are considerably behind schedule. SSRE hopes that the work on Vestdijk 22 will soon get underway.
For my internship I travelled to Hamilton, New Zealand. I’m doing research on wood fiber reinforced polymers at the University of Waikato. As a mechanical engineer, of course I'm interested in the material's mechanical properties, but much more than this is involved in producing composites of this kind. This makes for a very interesting and challenging project from which I’m learning a lot.
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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 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.
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.
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?