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Limited access to many TU Delft ICT services on 15 and 16 October


It is time for Maintenance once again! During this ICT Maintenance Weekend on 15 and 16 October, you might experience service interruptions affecting a large number of ICT services on Saturday, including A-select/MDS, Blackboard, PeopleSoft and the TU Delft website. There will also be short network interruptions affecting the wired and wireless network. Furthermore, maintenance work will be carried out on the faculty-managed servers on Saturday.

When you want to study or work in the CEG building, you will be unable to access the TU Delft network (both wired and wireless) for the entire day while the wired connections are being replaced. (check out this link for more information)

Important: In the event of an emergency, call +31 15 2781226!

Please take the maintenance activities into account when planning your work. If the maintenance work on Saturday takes longer than expected, it will be continued on Sunday. The university apologises for any inconvenience caused by the maintenance work and thank you for your understanding. You can find more information about these activities here.

If you have any questions about the maintenance weekend, please contact the Service Desk in your building. If you would like to remain informed about all maintenance work and possible disruptions, click here.

CEG Building opens again on October 12th

As you might have read in the email you received earlier this Tuesday: the problems with the electricity at CEG are under control. On Wednesday October 12th all educational, research and office activities in the main building (building 23) can continue as scheduled. Report any irregularity that you might encounter to the Service desk in the usual manner. But be nice to them, they’ve been working very hard to get everything up and running again.

In the words of CEG dean Bert Geerken: “We noticed that many colleagues and students have been very creative in solving complicated situations that occurred when the building was closed. This provided us with the opportunity to fully focus on repairing the situation. Thank you all for your effort!”

Next week might be the time to skip your social drink

Students in general, but especially first year students, do not have the healthiest reputation. “Studeren is combineren”, and therefore, “4 hours of sleep a night is plenty”. Since you never learned how to cook for yourself, you often end up with a pizza from the fridge, and the 200m walk from your house to the supermarket (with a crate of beer in each hand) perfectly counts as sport. Continue reading

You’re studying at a highly ranked university


Halfway in September the Times Higher Education rankings came out. TU Delft ranked at place 59! The previous year our university was 66th place, which means we moved up 7 places. Happy days.

Besides the general ranking of THE, the TU Delft also made three subject rankings. In the list of Engineering & Technology the university came in 20th, we came 35th in the list of Computer Sciences and in the new list for  Physical Sciences TU Delft ranked place 58.

THE Ranking

On a yearly basis THE generates a general Times Higher Education World Ranking between 980 universities worldwide. Within this ranking, universities are compared based upon 5 indicators: research, education, citation, internationalisation and income from the industry. Changes within the methodology of ranking, have changed the outcomes of the rankings over the years.


The THE-Ranking, the Shanghai-ranking and the QS-ranking together form the leading university rankings worldwide. All three rankings have different methodologies with their own benefits and shortcomings. Within the QS Ranking this year the TU Delft ranked 62 compared to 64 last year.

Take a look at Times Higher Education Ranking for additional information.

Have you ever read an article with the word  ‘ranking’ in it so many times? This must be a record.. Someone should make an article ranking.

Mededeling: Collegegeld / Announcement: Tuition Fees

Bij een aantal studenten heeft de incasso van het collegegeld door een technisch probleem niet plaats gevonden. Dit heeft geen gevolgen voor de inschrijving. De betreffende studenten hebben een e-mail ontvangen met meer informatie. Vragen? Stuur een e-mail naar of een Whatsapp bericht naar 06 10339730.


Due to technical difficulties, the automatic withdrawal of tuition fees has not occurred for this month for some students. Don’t worry, this does not influence your enrollment. All students concerned have received an email with more information. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to or a Whatsapp message to 06 10339730.

Time to sign up for your exams


CANCELLED: Cultural Professor 2016

Due to personal circumstances, Griet Op de Beeck, the cultural professor 2016 of the TU Delft has decided to pull back. Unfortunately this means that CP@TUD 2016 is cancelled. 

Griet Op de Beeck would have started as CP at TU Delft with an opening lecture in the Aula at 7 October. In the masterclass she would have worked with students to produce a written sample of the inhabitants of Delft. Due to this cancellation all planned activities have also been cancelled.


This is your chance to save the world

As you might have noticed as you cycled to the faculty and arrived with a sweaty shirt, we are currently experiencing the hottest September since they started measuring temperature. The consequences of climate change are becoming more visible. Time to act, don’t you think? Continue reading

High tech lecture halls

During summer you might have noticed it, as the university has upgraded 60 lecture rooms on campus with the newest and awesome high tech audiovisual facilities. Several ‘four quadrant’ screens and projectors have been installed, enabling teachers to use the smart boards to show several subjects at once. You can find these screens in the EEMCS faculty for now, but in the next years all 150 lecture rooms will be provided with this new technology.

New education spaces on campus in Building 26

During this summer two new education rooms have been realised on campus in Building 26 (de bouwcampus). In your timetable this location is named 26, with rooms hall 1 or hall 2. We can imagine you might need some help in finding your way to this new education building. So, we made some brief instructions:

Building 26 is located south of Civil Engineering, Van der Burghweg 1. See also the campus map.

Hall 1 is located in the separate building to your right, seen from the main entrance. This building has its own entrance. Hall 2 is located on the ground floor of the main building. From the entrance you need to cross the hall straight on. After passing the elevators you will find hall 2. This hall is named ‘Auditorium’ on the signage.

We hope you enjoy the new education spaces!building 26 hall 1

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