While one is lying on the beach with a mojito and the other faithfully sets up his tent at a campsite in the French Dordogne, there are also UT colleagues who keep slugging away this summer. This week, five people share what occupies them during the summer holidays. This fifth (and last) episode: Elena Tsigki, project leader of summer school CuriousU.
Currently over 300 people have pitched their tents on the UT campus to take part in the fourth edition of the CuriousU Summer School. The participants are from over fifty different countries. Each and every one of them come here from different walks of life with different expectations and experiences. Here is a taster of just a few people taking part.
‘Unlike many other summer schools, this isn’t just a regular school in summer. It’s unique and it involves a lot more than just going to class,’ says Luuk Collou, one of the teachers at CuriousU. What does this ‘uniqueness’ mean for the teachers? How do they experience this festival of learning - and teaching?
CuriousU is back at the University of Twente. The third edition of this summer school in festival style started today and it welcomed more than 300 participants from all over the world. The main idea behind CuriousU is to provide a new way of education by organizing a festival of science and learning, and so it includes a lot more than just academic courses. The students can enjoy inspiring lectures over breakfast, parties, tours and other fun activities, including a virtual reality parachute. Intrigued?
This year´s CuriousU summer school officially began yesterday. The organizers pulled out all the stops to start the festival in style: the first dinner was catered by a Michelin star restaurant ´t Lansink from Hengelo and, as evening entertainment, the students could try out three different Escape Rooms.
260 participants from nearly 40 countries in a big circus tent. That is CuriousU, a summer school festival currently taking place at the University of Twente campus. 'We organize this festival to explore new ways of learning and teaching,' said Ed Brinksma as he started the very first day of the second edition of CuriousU.
Terwijl half Nederland op vakantie is, staan de poorten van de Nederlandse universiteiten wagenwijd open. Duizenden studenten en wetenschappers uit verre landen komen hierheen voor summer schools. Ook de UT verwacht een groot aantal internationale studenten in augustus voor CuriousU.
Do you want to participate in the University of Twente summer school CuriousU? The organization is challenging students to win a 100% discount code, by hacking or solving a puzzle. With that code you can register for free for CuriousU.
De vijfentwintigste editie van de doctoral summer school on technology management, begint vandaag. Petra de Weerd-Nederhof van de faculteit BMS vakgroep NIKOS en Twente Graduate School organiseert de summer school onder auspiciën van het Europese instituut voor Advanced Studies in Management.
Today is the last day of the first edition of CuriousU. This unique summer school in festival style, organized at the UT campus, welcomed 180 participants of 28 nationalities from all over the world. How did they enjoy their week at the University of Twente and is there anything they would change about the experience?
Chemical industry is threatened. ´People are leaving it like rats leaving a sinking ship,´ said Edward Cussler, professor of chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, whose inspirational speech was on today´s program of CuriousU summer school.
Another day of CuriousU is here and another inspirational speaker is here with it. Today the main stage of the summer school festival belonged to Ionica Smeets, a famous mathematician who likes to bring science closer to the general public.
Today´s program of CuriousU summer school carried the theme "happiness". And so how better to start the day than with an inspirational speech by Nic Marks, a world-renowned researcher of happiness and wellbeing? ´Quality of life shouldn´t be measured in GDP per capita, but in Happy Life Years,´ he says.