Coffee, standing tables and good conversations. Those are the ingredients for the first edition of Meet & Greet Street, organized by University Innovation Fellows, which starts today. ‘We want students and employees alike to casually gather and connect with one another.’
Students from the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) Twente program are organizing a Twente-4 Hours Global, an online 24 hours long event during which universities around the world will facilitate various workshops. This relay race will take place on the 8th of August and is ‘open to anyone interested in innovation and creating a real impact’.
To launch a new cohort of University Innovation Fellows, they received their ceremonial pins at the DesignLab yesterday. The UT is dedicating more effort to the initiative, with now twelve new fellows being appointed, instead of the usual four.
Het University Innovation Fellows-programma krijgt een officiële status en komt onder de verantwoordelijkheid van het DesignLab. Het college van bestuur trekt vijftig mille uit om de continuïteit van het initiatief te waarborgen.
The UT is working on a new strategy for its future: Shaping 2030. During five Moonshot Meetups, UT students have developed their own ideas on how the university should look in 2030. Among other things, they would like the UT to become ‘the greenest university in the world’ and to ‘include communal spaces that foster inclusion’.
The first edition of the Moonshot Meetups was held yesterday evening in DesignLab. It brought together a group of about thirty students who brainstormed how the future of the UT should look by 2030.
The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) of the UT have initiated the project ‘Keep Talent in Twente’ and a six months long research into why talented people leave the region. They just presented the results which indicate that one of the main reasons for graduates to move is the lack of diversity in Twente.
The UT has four new University Innovation Fellows (UIF). These active students, who are participating in the Stanford UIF program, held a Stakeholders Meeting yesterday to present their ideas on how to further improve the University of Twente.
Sevim Aktas is the definition of an active student. She is the president of the UT Model UN, a Stanford University Innovation Fellows candidate, a Dream Team member and, of course, a student following courses. How does she manage to fit all of this into one day? We followed her to find out.
‘Universities should be run by students.’ That is the main message of an opinion article, which was written by UT’s University Innovation Fellows (UIF) and recently published in the Dutch national newspaper FD. What makes the authors think that students are qualified to manage a large organization, such as the University of Twente?
'Universiteiten zijn de bouwstenen van onze kenniseconomie. Van oudsher zijn universiteiten plekken waar kennis geproduceerd wordt, zowel nieuwe kennis door onderzoek als kennis in de vorm van afgestudeerden. Die afgestudeerden zouden er nog beter in slagen hun kennis nuttig toe te passen, als ze daartoe tijdens hun studie worden toegerust. Bijvoorbeeld door zelf de universiteit te besturen.
Organizing ‘Random Drinks’ meetings and a ‘Market of Entrepreneurs’: those were some of the plans presented at yesterday’s University Innovation Fellows (UIF) ceremony, where four new trainees were pinned as Stanford UIF fellows.
‘Today is not only about our ideas, but mainly about your input on how we can make the UT even better.’ That was the start of yesterday’s University Innovation Fellows (UIF) stakeholders meeting, organized by the newest participants of the Stanford UIF program, which aims to improve the climate for innovation and entrepreneurship at universities.