Jarenlang scheidde een strook van drie kilometer asfalt de faculteit ITC van ‘de rest’ van de Universiteit Twente. Na een slepende en soms slopende aanloop, heeft ITC haar weg naar de campus gevonden. Een profiel van een bijzondere faculteit, nu de samensmelting een feit is.
For years, a three-kilometre strip of asphalt separated the ITC faculty from ‘the rest’ of the University of Twente. After a drawn-out and sometimes draining run-up, ITC has finally found its way to campus. Below we present a profile of a special faculty, now that the amalgamation is a fact.
Students or researchers? PhD candidates fall into a category of their own. In this series, we put young academics of the University of Twente in the spotlight. This episode gives the stage to Catalina Jaime Sanchez, who balances being Head of Climate and Conflict at Red Cross, a dedicated humanitarian, mother of two and PhD researcher at ITC faculty.
When Saskia Tempelman started working at ITC in 1977, she planned to stay for six months. Half a year turned into almost half a century, and she is now leaving the university after 45 years of service. ‘The world of ITC is really my world. I found my place here,’ she says in her farewell interview.
Rescue missions after this week’s devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria are well under way. Scientists at the University of Twente have developed various post-disaster solutions to help first responders, but their technology hasn’t made it to practice. ‘We have drones, algorithms and other advanced technology, but our solutions are not used,’ say ITC researchers Norman Kerle and Francesco Nex.
The University of Twente is hosting an online event dedicated to Earth Observation for Ukraine (EO4UA) tomorrow. This initiative, which aims to support authorities in assessing war-related environmental losses, is co-run by UT alumnus Jędrzej Bojanowski. ‘We hope to include the UT and local expertise in the project.’
Students or researchers? PhD and EngD candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put young academics of the University of Twente in the limelight. This episode gives the stage to Anurag Kulshrestha from the department of Earth Observation Science.
UT project SPACE4ALL has received a grant of 675.000 euros from the NWO Open Competition Domain Science-M programme. The research, focused on climate vulnerability of slums, is based on working with local communities. ‘We will collect data with citizens, but we will also give back to the people. Our plan is to co-develop an app that the locals can use.’
Geophysicist Juan Carlos Afonso, UT’s Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), developed a revolutionary method capable of unraveling what the Earth’s interior is made of and how hot it is. The technique, based on multiple datasets obtained from the Earth’s surface and from satellites, may result in the location of new critical resources as well as suitable sites to extract geothermal energy.
Robbin Jan van Duijne, researcher at the ITC Faculty of the University of Twente, has been awarded a Rubicon grant from NWO. This will allow him to spend two years at Columbia University in New York City, conducting research on climate migration. ‘This is really big news for me. I keep rereading the confirmation letter, because I can’t believe it.’
‘My Vidi project is related to droughts, an extremely relevant topic - and not just scientifically,’ says Roelof Rietbroek, one of the two UT scientists who were awarded the Vidi grant of 800,000 euros this year. The researcher uses satellite data to investigate water cycle changes.
Students or researchers? PhD and PDEng candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put young academics of the University of Twente in the limelight. This episode gives the stage to Sergio Alvarado Vazquez from the department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management.
De UT heeft het ITC-faculteitsgebouw aan de Hengelosestraat in Enschede verkocht aan het Rijksvastgoedbedrijf. In 2023 verhuist ITC naar Langezijds op de campus. Tot die tijd kan de faculteit gebruik blijven maken van het pand aan de Hengelosestraat.
The UT has sold the ITC faculty building on Hengelosestraat in Enschede to the Central Government Real Estate Agency. In 2023 ITC will move to Langezijds on campus. Until then, the faculty can continue to use the building on Hengelosestraat.
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Students or researchers? PhD and PDEng candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put young academics of the University of Twente in the limelight. This episode gives the stage to Fardad Maghsoudi Moud from the Applied Earth Sciences department at ITC.