Now that almost all corona measures are out of the window, Arend Rensink (vice-dean of education of the EEMCS faculty) wrote an opinion piece, questioning to which extent the UT should keep embracing hybrid education. 'Which is greater: the harm we do by insisting that all students return to campus, or the harm we do by keeping the hybrid option alive?'
The faculties ET, ITC and BMS are working on a new master's programme called Humanitarian Engineering. The first students are to start their studies in 2024. ‘Though it is a technical curriculum, we do not focus only on engineering students.’
The first Monday of every month LUVANE presents you with a freshly cooked campus cartoon. A plate full of tasty colors, flavored with a pinch of humor, and served to satisfy your sateless hunger for procrastination.
These days it is nothing out of the ordinary for students to accumulate large debts. For almost 30 years preceding 2015, this was different. In 2015, the Dutch government put an end to the largely disliked basic grant. A story about hard cutbacks and wondrous promises. 'The situation completely exploded that evening.'
Een forse schuld opbouwen is voor de huidige student doodnormaal. Dat was bijna 30 jaar anders, tot de politiek in 2015 een einde maakte aan een basisbeurs - waar eigenlijk niemand meer gelukkig mee was. Over spijkerharde bezuinigingen en mooie beloftes. ‘Het ontplofte die avond volledig.’
The intelligent lockdown did not have a significant effect on students’ wellbeing, nor did it increase mental health problems. ‘Quite remarkable results,’ says researcher Llewellyn van Zyl, who was involved in the collaborative study of the UT, Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Yesterday for the first time the European Consortium of Innovative Universities organised a discussion with students on the future of the university. In Brussels they held a brainstorming session entitled Future Fit Universities 2040. UT students Erik Bösert and Thyne Scholte witnessed the proceedings.
Ondanks alle verhalen over woningnood is Amsterdam nog steeds een aantrekkelijke stad voor buitenlandse studenten: de nummer 4 van Europa. Bovenaan in de Best Student City Ranking staat Berlijn.
In this series, our student writers ask other UT students about their opinion on a variety of controversial topics. Be it on a worldwide scale or a bit smaller, these students share their food for thought. This time: The left-wing political bubble of academia.
In this series, our student writers ask other UT students about their opinion on a variety of controversial topics. Be it on a worldwide scale or a bit smaller, these students share their food for thought. This time: the Dutch law known as ‘de sleepwet’ that would allow the law enforcement to potentially track everyone’s online behaviour.
In this series, our student writers ask other UT students about their opinion on a variety of controversial topics. Be it on a worldwide scale or a bit smaller, these students share their food for thought. This time: the Dutch organ donation law that passed this week.
Ask international students what it’s like to find accommodation on the UT campus and they’ll likely all tell you the same thing: it’s not easy. UT Nieuws met with 8 campus residents to get their perspective on housing of international students.
The university is currently working on new plans to guarantee housing for international students. Student Union (SU) therefore decided to organize a housing forum, where UT students could discuss these new plans.