After a day of snacks and flyers, pleas for solidarity regarding the issues in Palestine fizzled away at the University of Twente. Compared to the raging, successive protests on campuses across the Netherlands, the silence on the UT campus was deafeningly loud. U-Today set out to ask the question of if and how (a)political the University of Twente campus is.
Founders of the UT’s Climate Centre, Albert van den Berg and Cheryl de Boer, and climate scientist Ernst-Jan Kuiper discussed climate activism and the effectiveness of the foundation of the Climate Centre during a Studium Generale lecture at the Amphitheater on Tuesday evening.
Climate activism at the UT is growing in prominence, with movements like University Rebellion and Scientists4Future. What drives these climate activists at the UT? Lucas Staab, Master's student in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society, and Michael Blok, Bachelor's student in Chemical Engineering, who are actively involved in University Rebellion and other climate movements, share their thoughts.
Hundreds of students strolled through the Grolsch Veste yesterday, where the first of two days of the Business Days Twente career fair was held. A climate protest served as an unexpected intermezzo for attending students looking for their dream job.