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Kabinet: verplichte coronatest op de campus moet kunnen, maar liever niet

Minister De Jonge van Volksgezondheid denkt niet dat universiteiten en hogescholen studenten de toegang tot de campus mogen ontzeggen als zij geen negatieve coronatest kunnen tonen. Maar het wetsvoorstel dat hij indiende, sluit dat niet uit.

Opinion

Just do it like Mario on the rainbow road

Lisa Waldera (25) 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.

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Dashboard to predict regional outbreaks

‘Predicting COVID-19 is close to impossible’

UT professor Nelly Litvak is leading a project developing a COVID-19 dashboard to predict regional outbreaks in the Netherlands. The dashboard should help municipalities make suitable decisions on corona measures. ‘One of the main issues with COVID-19 was that we didn’t have enough knowledge and didn’t know what to do.’

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‘Small, infectious droplets can persist in air for over an hour’

FFP2 face masks, ventilation and air filters. According to Detlef Lohse, UT professor and an expert in fluid dynamics, these are presently the most important extra ingredients to prevent the coronavirus from spreading indoors. ‘Since the majority of infections is airborne, namely via aerosols.’

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Curfew: campus visits limited to 'absolute minimum’

Because of the curfew, which goes into effect on Saturday, the university library will close its doors at 7.30 p.m. as of next week. The UT calls on staff and students not to come to the campus in the evening hours, unless it is 'essential'.

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Avondklok: campusbezoek beperkt tot ‘absoluut minimum’

Vanwege de avondklok, die zaterdag ingaat, sluit de universiteitsbibliotheek vanaf volgende om half acht haar deuren. De UT roept medewerkers en studenten op om in de avonduren niet naar de campus te komen, tenzij dat ‘onontkoombaar’ is.

Opinion

Last, this or next year?

Lisa Waldera (25) 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.

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Lockdown: don’t come to the UT if not necessary

The Netherlands is in hard lockdown from today until 19 January 2021. For the University of Twente this means: do not come to campus unless absolutely necessary. Buildings will not be closed, but employees and students should stay at home as much as possible.

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30,000 euros for Coronavirus Student Emergency Fund

Almost 20,000 euros was donated to the crowdfunding campaign for students and PhD candidates who were adversely affected financially by the corona lockdown. The campaign was initiated this spring by the University Fund, which doubled the first 10.000 euros.

New normal
U-Today explores the new normal (1)

‘I feel like the workload in our labs is growing’

Crowds leaving lecture halls, meetings started with a handshake… it all seems like a distant memory now. We have settled into the ‘new normal’. In this series, we explore what it’s like to work and study on a corona proof campus. Let’s begin with: research. How do you conduct experiments with subjects at the 1,5 meter university?

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Studenten over corona in studentenhuis

‘Zelfisolatie was het waard’

In de huidige ‘tweede golf’ ontkomen ook studentenhuizen op de campus niet aan corona. Hoe ga je daar als huisgenoten mee om? Jan Water, Luc Timmerman en Mattijs Kuiper, allen woonachtig in verschillende huizen aan de Campuslaan, liepen corona op en delen hun ervaringen.

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Minister voorspelt mondkapjes in hoger onderwijs

Er is een goede kans dat er een landelijk advies komt om mondkapjes te dragen in hogescholen en universiteiten, zegt minister Van Engelshoven in een interview met het HOP. Naar verwachting zal het kabinet de maatregel morgen bekend maken.

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Much ado about mondkapjes

Volgens minister Van Engelshoven begrijpen studenten en medewerkers best waarom er geen mondkapjesplicht in het hoger onderwijs komt, en wel in bijvoorbeeld het voortgezet onderwijs.

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