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.
Professor Iain Stewart, best known as a presenter of BBC science programmes, is visiting the ITC faculty of the University of Twente this week. Tomorrow he is giving a seminar ‘Selling Planet Earth’, focused on his field of expertise, geo-science communication. ‘Many scientists don’t like the idea of marketing. My point is: Let’s get real. Accept that’s what we do and get better at it.’
Sugandh Chauhan is the winner of this year’s Overijssel PhD Award. The researcher, who obtained her PhD at the UT in 2020, was selected for her doctoral thesis on lodged crops and how they can be tracked down using satellite imagery.
UT scientist Yijian Zeng and his team, from the Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), combined two existing computer models into a powerful tool to monitor the impact of drought and heat waves on vegetation. They received a three year grant from Netherlands eScience Center to further develop and refine their new model.
A royal visit to the ITC faculty today, with Dutch Princess Margriet officially opening the new ITC Centre for Disaster Resilience. The centre is meant to connect science and practice and increase the visibility of ITC as hub for geo-information in disaster research.
Prinses Margriet opent op 28 oktober samen met Pieter van Vollenhoven het Centre for Disaster Resilience van de faculteit ITC. Dit jaar viert de faculteit het zeventig jarig bestaan. ‘We maken er een inhoudelijk feestje van.’
‘Aan de borreltafel’ is een rubriek over wetenschap. Wetenschapsjournalist Enith Vlooswijk praat met én tekent over UT-onderzoekers, die vertellen over hun vakgebied en de misvattingen die hierover bestaan. In deze zeventiende aflevering: Thomas Groen, universitair hoofddocent Natural Resources.
'Over a Pint' is a series about science. UT researchers talk to science journalist Enith Vlooswijk about their field and the misconceptions that exist about it. Enith turns their input into writing and drawings. In this seventeenth episode: Thomas Groen, associate professor of Natural Resources.