They are nothing if not ambitious: TU/e startup Amber Mobility announced yesterday at the renowned industrial trade fair Hannover Messe that it aims to put a fleet of self-driving cars on Eindhoven's roads by mid 2018. This afternoon Thom Sabel of Amber Mobility unveiled more plans for the future during a Sustainable Energy Talk held in TU/e's Blauwe Zaal.
In more than 600 cities across the world people marched last Saturday for science. One such place was Amsterdam's Museum Square, where an estimated 3000 people gathered to show their support during the March for Science. The result was a mini-festival that drew to a close with a walk round the pond.
Lucid, the study association of Industrial Design, which was celebrating its birthday, held a 24-hour makeathon this weekend. Fifteen teams threw together their own battle robot for Lucid's Robo Wars.
Tech United, robot soccer’s world champions of 2016, has added a really strong, very fast player to its team this year. The new, 8-wheel robot will do its first tests at the upcoming Portuguese Robotics Open, and is expected to make its debut in the team at the World RoboCup in Nagoya (27-30 July). A striking fact is that the undercarriage of this robot will also be undertaking autonomous heavy-duty work in hospitals, like moving beds.
Almost a hundred TU/e people, both internationals and Dutch, took part Sunday in the ‘I Love Holland - Dutch Culture Quiz’ in the Eindhoven Student Sports Center.
In MetaForum the Student Shop may disappear because the Executive Board is keen to use the site to accommodate the ICT Service's employee helpdesk. This is currently in Matrix, but renovation work to create Innovation Space means it must vacate its premises in mid July. Whether the Student Shop will continue to exist, and if so where, is as yet unclear.
I arrived in the US on Thursday January 26th: six days after the inauguration of Donald Trump, and one day before he signed his infamous travel ban. That made the first few weeks quite intense.
Enabling dreams to become reality. That, says the President of the Executive Board Jan Mengelers, is what TU/e has been doing for the past sixty-one years. Patrick Aebischer, President of the Swiss EPFL until the end of 2016, said yesterday during the celebration of TU/e's Foundation Day in the Paterskerk, that in future this will require universities to have an even stronger financial basis. "Universities that fail to make that happen will go bankrupt or lose their research arm," he warned those in attendance.
During a trip to Amsterdam and Keukenhof park, in the spring of 2015, the American student Ronnie Gross (21) fell in love with the tulips. When she later heard from fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta what it was like to study Industrial Design at TU/e (hip and fun), she knew for sure that she wanted to come here.
Bachelor's students may take no more than 48 months to complete their study program if they wish to be eligible for a cum laude designation. This extra criterion will be added to the existing regulations for the next academic year in order to safeguard the designation's status. According to the Student Advisory Body this will also prevent students repeatedly sitting retakes to gain the required grade average of an eight.
Since last Tuesday the Netherlands has been home to a new fast-food chain: Taco Bell. The Tex-Mex giant has set foot on Dutch soil for the first time, and in Eindhoven no less. Accompanied by a number of students, on Thursday evening April 6, Cursor ‘investigated’ whether the newcomer has something new and different to offer.
Amsterdam and Maastricht are two of the some 480 cities worldwide where the first March for Science will be held on April 22. While it is easy to have a bit of a giggle here in the Netherlands about, say, the United States having a president who has an idiosyncratic take on science and truths, things are no different here, says TU/e student Joline Frens. Today she is distributing flyers on campus to raise awareness primarily among students of the event taking place in support of science.
As of April 17, students can make their own appointments online for advice or guidance. That is when the Education and Student Service Center (STU) is launching a three-month pilot. Until now students have been making appointments by phone or at the STU desk.
After the summer vacation student team VIRTUe hopes to present the overall design of its house of the future, with the final construction plans following at the end of 2017. ‘LINK’ is the name of the structure these TU/e students intend to be the world's most sustainable house, which they will build in Dubai in the fall of 2018. This project is all about linking various smart and sustainable gadgets, as well as people and technology.
Student teams Blue Jay and TU/ecomotive are the first projects for which TU/e hopes to attract funding with its new online crowdfunding platform. The platform, which aims to secure small and medium-sized amounts, was launched Thursday afternoon during the Where Science Meets Business conference held by the TU/e Innovation Lab.
Never before were there so many international students in the Netherlands and never before did they come from so many different countries. The universities in particular have seen an enormous increase. On October 1, 2016, TU/e counted 1,408 international students.
Can we snoop around in your student house? Who live there, how much rent do you pay? What are you ashamed of and what makes you proud? Cursor gets to have a look around in an Eindhoven student house. This time: unit 212 in student tower Aurora.
If we do not intervene, big data and the reputation economy will become a new source of inequality in the world and pose a major threat to creativity. This was the message that ‘privacy designer’ and technology critic Tijmen Schep delivered Wednesday afternoon in the Blauwe Zaal in his SG lecture entitled The Paradox of Digital Creativity.
In Wageningen they protested, but for many Dutch students attending a lecture or practical now and then in the evening hours is nothing out of the ordinary. Here, too, at TU/e evening lectures have been held for over a year - and the trend will only increase in the coming years, says Patrick Groothuis, director of the Education and Student Service Center.
Whether large or small, sporting challenges are to be found every day in the Student Sports Center. Now, with the center celebrating a milestone birthday, from April 12 things are being taken to a new level with the 50-Day Challenge: a series of active, social and cultural challenges designed to get both the fanatical and less motivated sport card holder moving in a fun way.
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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?