Professor Arjen Hoekstra unexpectedly passed away a year ago today. Remembering him as a visionary leader and supportive mentor, his colleagues describe the impact he’s had – in life and death. ‘Losing him was devastating for the group. He left a void that we could not fill.’
Which car fuel has the largest environmental footprint? Is it gasoline, biofuels, solar electricity or hydrogen? The answer might surprise you. In a recent paper, UT researchers Bunyod Holmatov and the late Arjen Hoekstra show the true footprint of using renewable energy for car transport.
Met het onverwachte overlijden van hoogleraar Arjen Hoekstra, vervalt ook de ERC Advanced Grant van 2,5 miljoen euro. Geert Dewulf, decaan bij faculteit ET moet hierdoor het ‘zeer moeilijke’ besluit nemen om afscheid te nemen van drie promovendi die waren aangesteld in het Earth@lternatives-project. ‘We helpen hen om een PhD-positie elders te krijgen’.
Professor Arjen Hoekstra is gisteravond onverwacht overleden. Hij werd onwel, fietsend op de weg terug van werk naar huis. Hoekstra is 52 jaar geworden.
Scientists4Future NL is an alliance of Dutch scientists striving for a more active role in the climate crisis. UT professor Arjen Hoekstra is one of the 1800 academics who have signed the alliance’s public statement. ‘We have been talking about climate change for thirty years, but too little is happening. I feel I need to speak up, because we simply don’t do enough.’
We already knew that switching to a vegetarian diet would reduce a person's water footprint by roughly 38%, but - until now - nobody looked at the more 'drastic' option. We decided to explore what it truly means to eat vegan - through scientific data and through a personal experience, by becoming vegan for a week.
For the first time ever, three UT researchers obtained the ERC Advanced Grant in the same year. Best result so far. Is this success just a coincidence? ‘The university has been putting more emphasis on personal grants. We have not only endorsed it, but we have also been providing much more structured support,’ says Rector Thom Palstra.
Three scientists from the University of Twente have been awarded with the ERC Advanced Grant. Professors Arjen Hoekstra, Bram Nauta and Andrew Skidmore have each received this personal grant of €2.5 million from the European Commission.
Over 1,200 employees and students came together at the annual New Year’s Breakfast in the Vrijhof today. A few of them received more than wishes for a good year. The UT Media Prizes were awarded at the event, with the first prize going to Professor Arjen Hoekstra who appeared in media 264 times in 2018.
Cape Town is experiencing a severe water shortage. Despite strict water rations, the city is preparing for ‘Day Zero’, the day when the authorities turn off water for most of the city’s households. How did it come to this? We asked Arjen Hoekstra, Professor in Water Management at the University of Twente.
Het Water Footprint Network is failliet. De stichting, opgericht vanuit het onderzoek van UT-hoogleraar watermanagement Arjen Hoekstra, kampte met geldproblemen. Een doorstart zou mogelijk zijn.
Beste wensen, een ontbijtbuffet en terloops wat ongemakkelijke drie zoenen op de wangen van naaste collega’s of medestudenten. Met een nieuwjaarsreceptie in de Vrijhof is 2017 officieel begonnen voor de UT-gemeenschap.
Scarcity of water affects four billion people worldwide. They struggle with a shortage of water at least one month per year. That is the conclusion of Arjen Hoekstra, lecturer in Water Management.