She is the first Phd to get a doctorate degree from the University of Twente and the catholic University of Leuven. she is also the first to get a Phd education certificate in the Innovation & entrepreneurship track of Twente Graduate school. annelies Geerts’ study on effective innovation strategies in established companies is innovative in itself.
It’s time to bin once and for all the stereotypical assumption that Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine research (STEM) is more useful for society than Social Science and Humanities research (SSH). Research by UT employee Paul Benneworth has shown that both SSH and STEM are useful for society. He urges policymakers to take that issue more seriously. ‘They must be made aware that it is not better per se to invest in STEM research.'
Have you ever used the city parks here in Enschede? If the answer is yes, then you were fortunate enough to use some of the finest crafted UGS (Urban Green Space) around, according to ITC graduate Tahani Elbondira.
What started out with an intention to replace doctors, resulted in a software program to help them instead. Shaun Lodder summarizes a tangle of data into a manageable frame to diagnose epilepsy faster and easier. Not afraid to take on an extra challenge, he wants to develop a business from it, too.
So, you find yourself in the midst of a large group of urban development experts, geographic information system (GIS) planners, and project managers? You must be at the N-AERUS / GISDECO Conference that ITC and UT are hosting Thursday till Saturday. Here, researchers from all over the world discuss the issues of urban development in developing countries and mastery of GIS systems and mapping related to the developing worlds major crises.
Would it not be great to observe things like vegetation, temperature and elevation and know what species are near you? ITC PhD candidate Aidin Niamir collects this knowledge from experts to create a model on the distribution of species. But he is worried.
His father taught him perseverance. That trait took Anthony Ohazulike from a small Nigerian town to a PhD position in Twente, winning many awards and honours on the way. Who is he? And what does he know about road pricing?
Entrepreneurs see things. They recognize opportunities that others don’t, create solutions and have visions for the future. This describes the way many people look at the self-made businessmen. All those characteristics result from one thing: imagination. Arjan Frederiks studies how it works.
Knees, you take them for granted. Until the moment they malfunction and you run the risk of getting an artificial replacement: then you wish you had taken better care of them back in the day. Especially when you are young and learn that your imitation knee might only last 15 years. Nicole Georgi aims to prevent this worst case scenario. For the past four years, she worked on the improvement of cartilage tissue engineering.
Person has pain, doctor gives medicine, pain is over. If only it were always this simple. Approximately 20% of the population suffers from minor or major chronic pains. For some of them there is only one recipe: learn to live with it. Hester Trompetter helps these people to reclaim quality of life.
Proteins do not only make you stronger. In fact, they can make you weaker when they clump together. Science has shown a strong relation between aggregated proteins and Parkinson’s disease. We just don’t know the details of this relation, and what starts this process. Aditya Iyer is on a mission to find out.