Six UT students living in the Hogekamp have been diagnosed with the coronavirus by the Regional Health Service (GGD). The infected residents are now in self-isolation in their rooms. Camelot closed the common areas and the GGD is carrying out further contact tracing research.
Lisa Waldera (24) is a master’s student Communication Studies from Bremen, Germany. For three years now, she’s been living on campus. Next to her study, she regularly visits the cinema and enjoys concerts of all music genres. Every other week she writes about her life at the University of Twente.
Nu het hoger onderwijs in Nederland de deuren weer mag openen en de lockdown versoepeld wordt, sluit de Chinese hoofdstad Beijing de scholen en universiteiten na een nieuwe uitbraak van het virus.
Many UT scientists have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Such as Ruud Verdaasdonk and Frans de Jongh from the TechMed Center. After dedicating their time to new types of ventilators and masks for COVID-19 patients, they now created a ‘beekeeper hat’, a facemask alternative to protect us against coronavirus.
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Pepijn Beekman and Dilu Mathew just received a grant to develop a fast (corona)virus detection system. ‘Our goal is to have a small device that can be easily used anywhere. You put a sample in and within minutes you know if you have coronavirus.’
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Richard Boucherie, Professor of Stochastic Operations Research, leads a team dedicated to solving logistical problems in the healthcare sector caused by the pandemic.
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Professor Marcel Karperien’s team is developing a test for measuring immune response of severely ill COVID-19 patients. Their goal: ‘catching’ cytokine storm, which leads to fast deterioration of the patient, before it happens.
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Sonia Garcia Blanco and her team are making an optical sensor to detect COVID-19. ‘We all feel the importance of this. Everyone is very motivated.’
Daan Dohmen, UT alumnus and an entrepreneur in healthcare, has launched the ‘Corona Check’ app through one of his companies Luscii. This app allows you to check yourself for COVID-19 symptoms and directly connects you to medical professionals. Open Access data from the app will also be analyzed by a UT team.
Je hebt waarschijnlijk wel gemerkt dat studeren tijdens de corona-crisis anders gaat dan normaal. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk hoef je niet meer naar de uni voor colleges en studeer je meer thuis. Dat is natuurlijk heel fijn, want: niet meer vroeg opstaan én meer vrije tijd. Toch moeten deadlines gehaald worden.
De campus staat voor werken, wonen en recreëren. Alle drie liggen volledig overhoop door het coronavirus. Nu we na twee maanden stapvoets naar het nieuwe normaal gaan, bezoekt U-Today de UT, op zoek naar een teken van leven.
In the midst of the lockdown, we talk to UT scientists who have paused existing projects to focus on coronavirus related research. Such as Richard Schasfoort. Since March, the UT researcher has spent nearly every day in the MST hospital in Enschede, working with COVID-19 patients. He has developed a test that determines the exact stage of the disease within an hour. ‘I’ve worked day and night to make this test work.’
With their platform Mentor.me, a team of three UT students was one of the 37 winners of the Pan-European Hackathon EUvsVirus, organised by the European Commission. They will use their prize money of €4000 to further develop their prototype, aiming to connect students with voluntary mentors.
The government's corona measures have been extended until the 19th of May. Colleges and universities therefore definitely cannot open earlier than that day, but will probably remain closed even longer.
De coronamaatregelen van het kabinet zijn verlengd tot 19 mei. Hogescholen en universiteiten kunnen sowieso niet eerder open dan die dag. Vermoedelijk wordt het nog later.