Three UT students have been spending their summer at the Stevens Institute of Technology, New York, where they are working on research projects on urban resilience - all as part of ‘Project Hoboken’, a cooperation program between the UT and the American institute.
‘It was the most exciting thing I’ve ever done. The United Nation General Assembly Hall is the place. It’s the place, where everyone important – like Nelson Mandela or Obama - had spoken. And I got to speak there too,’ says UT student Hannah Kuhn. A few weeks ago, she participated in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) in New York - as a member of the first ever NMUN delegation to represent the University of Twente.
The second edition of Project Hoboken is starting today. As a part of this transatlantic cooperation program, six UT students will spend two months at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, where they will work on research projects related to urban resilience.
'More cooperation between business administration and technology can be beneficial to the mission of the University of Twente,' says Iftekhar Hasan, Professor of Finance from the Fordham University in New York and a guest professor at the UT. As a renowned expert, he has been invited to assist with new research initiatives and interdisciplinary collaboration.
UT Nieuws belt elke week met een UT-student over de grens. Simon Overeem (25), masterstudent technical medicine, loopt stage in het World Trade Centre in New York, op de 46ste verdieping.
De stad New York staat volgende week volledig in het teken van de viering van de Beijing Declaration. Het VN-verdrag kwam twintig jaar geleden tot stand en zette voor het eerst vrouwenbelangen hoog op de internationale beleidsagenda. Universitair hoofddocent Joy Clancy is erbij.