For the second year in a row, UT alumnus Jaap van Reijendam has invited UT students to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family in Boston. Today he is expecting fifteen people over for dinner, four of them University of Twente students who are currently in the US.
The UT’s Alumni Relationship Manager Joe Laufer just returned from ‘a tour of the US’, where he attended a series of alumni events organized by the UT, TU Delft, TU/e and Wageningen. The main purpose: to reconnect with local ‘Dutch Engineers Alumni Network’ communities.
President Trump wil morgen een decreet ondertekenen dat het buitenlanders moeilijk maakt om in de Verenigde Staten te komen werken. Ook afgestudeerden kunnen straks minder makkelijk blijven ‘hangen’.
Two teams of UT students, two projects focused on urban resilience and two months in the U.S.: that is Project Hoboken. Its second edition has recently started and participating students are now forming their research topics – one team will focus on green infrastructure in Hoboken, while the other team plans to investigate the impact of social media on social resilience.
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.
The UT backs the European Universities Association’s call to repeal the travel ban, which was ordered by Donald Trump and impacts citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. ‘Our community must a be a hospitable one,’ says UT rector Thom Palstra.
It was hard to miss last weekend’s news: Donald Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States for the next ninety days. This ban impacts many people, including scientists such as Iranian PhD candidate Davood Baratian who might not be able to conduct his planned research at MIT.