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Take a break! We will do some ICT-work for you this weekend

We will work hard this coming weekend to make sure the ICT applications are be up to date and running for you for the rest of the period. So, on the 25th and 26th of November we will have a ICT Maintenance weekend which can cause some short hick ups in the network. Several applications will not be available. For instance, on Saturday morning the WiFi network ‘TU Visitor’ will not be available.

You can always contact the Service Desk in your building when you have any questions about the Maintenance weekend.

We don’t know about you, but to us this sounds like a good reason to chill out at home and maybe binge-watch some series. Because we all know TU Delft students get all their serious work done during the week. We recommend:

  • Narcos
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Mr. Robot
  • Hot Ones on Youtube
  • Geography Now! on Youtube
  • Stranger Things
  • Mindhunter
  • American Vandal

Nicoly Vermeulen new Vice President Operations

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Nicoly Vermeulen nieuwe Vice President Operations                             

Nicoly Vermeulen wordt Vice President Operations (VPO) in het College van Bestuur van de TU Delft. De Raad van Toezicht heeft Vermeulen benoemd per 1 januari 2018. Hiervoor vervulde zij posities bij ING als Chief Operating Officer en Chief Financial Officer. Bij de Sociale Verzekeringsbank was zij voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur.

De Raad van Toezicht is zeer verheugd dat Nicoly Vermeulen de positie van VPO wil vervullen. “Als bestuurder combineert zij de juiste kennis en ervaring op het gebied van vastgoed, financiën en bedrijfsvoering, zowel in een nationale als internationale context”, aldus Jeroen van der Veer, voorzitter van de Raad van Toezicht TU Delft.

Nicoly Vermeulen studeerde bedrijfsinformatica en bedrijfseconomie. Zij bekleedde diverse functies waaronder die van COO/CFO bij ING International Private Banking en ING Real Estate. In de periode 2010 en 2016 had zij zitting in de Raad van Bestuur van de Sociale Verzekeringsbank, waarvan de laatste vier jaar als voorzitter.

De Raad heeft een kandidaat gezocht die goed past bij het aangepaste bestuursmodel dat per 1 januari 2018 van kracht wordt. In dit bestuursmodel is voorzien in een positie van Vice President Operations met focus op de complexe vastgoedopgave waar de TU Delft de komende jaren voor staat en op een transparante aansturing van de ondersteunende diensten.

De Ondernemingsraad en de Studentenraad zijn door de Raad om formeel advies gevraagd en hebben over deze benoeming positief geadviseerd.

In het licht van het aangepaste bestuursmodel zal per 1 januari 2018 de functie van Rector Magnificus gecombineerd worden met de rol van voorzitter College van Bestuur. Deze positie zal worden bekleed door Tim van der Hagen, de huidige bestuursvoorzitter. Daarnaast zal het College van Bestuur per 1 januari 2018 bestaan uit een Vice President Operations, Nicoly Vermeulen, en een Vice Rector Magnificus tevens vicevoorzitter. Voor deze laatste functie wordt de wervingsprocedure gestart.


Nicoly Vermeulen new Vice President Operations

Nicoly Vermeulen is to become the new Vice President Operations (VPO) of the Executive Board TU Delft. The university’s Supervisory Board has announced her appointment from 1 January 2018. Before this, she held positions at ING Bank as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. At the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (the organization that implements national insurance schemes in the Netherlands) she was Chairman of the Executive Board.

The Supervisory Board is very pleased that Nicoly Vermeulen has agreed to fill the position of VPO. “As an executive she combines the right knowledge and experience in the fields of real estate, finance and operational management, both in a national and an international setting,” says Jeroen van der Veer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Nicoly Vermeulen studied business informatics and business economics. She has held various appointments, including COO/CFO at ING International Private Banking and ING Real Estate. Between 2010 and 2016 she was a member of the Board of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank, the last four years as Chairman.

The Advisory Board looked for a candidate who would match well with the new University Administration Model that will come into force on 1 January 2018. This model foresees the appointment of a Vice President Operations with a focus on the complex real estate challenges TU Delft is facing in the coming years, and on the transparent management of the support services.

The Board requested a formal recommendation from the Works Council and the Student Council and has received a positive recommendation on the appointment.

In light of the amended Administration Model, the position of Rector Magnificus will be combined with the role of President of the Executive Board from 1 January 2018. This position will be assumed by Tim van der Hagen, the current President of the Executive Board. As of 1 January 2018, the Executive Board will further consist of a Vice President Operations, Nicoly Vermeulen, and a Vice Rector Magnificus who is also Vice President. A recruitment procedure for the latter position is now underway.

Update: campus power cut

De gebouwen op de campus zijn weer van stroom voorzien. Alle gebouwen die ontruimd waren, openen in de loop van de middag weer hun deuren. Je wordt hierover verder geïnformeerd via de communicatiekanalen van je eigen Faculteit/Dienst.


The buildings on the campus affected by the power cut are reconnected to the grid. Buildings that have been evacuated, will be reopening their doors during the course of the afternoon. You will be kept informed of this through the communication channels of your Faculty/Support Service.




Delft University Fund announces the 2017 Best Graduates of TU Delft

On a yearly basis The Delft University Fund awards the Best of TU Delft award to the best graduate of our university. On November 22, these recently announced best graduates will compete for the7 201 award:

“These eight engineers have pushed their boundaries in the final stages of their studies. Their personal efforts, commitment and inventiveness have resulted in eight particularly outstanding master theses. And that is why the Delft University Fund is proud to give them this important recognition for their excellent contributions.” : said Evelyne Esveld, Executive Director Delft University Fund.

The award ceremony is open to the public. Please join us for this special occasion. The ceremony also be broadcasted live that day from 15.30hrs – 17hrs via this link.

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Congrats to the TU Delft iGEM dreamteam

Congratulations to the TU Delft iGEM dreamteam! Yesterday they were awarded the grand prize in the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition during the award ceremony in Boston. The team developed a tool that enables farmers to test on-site if a cow suffering from a bacterial infection is infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Based on the output, the farmers can adapt their antibiotics usage, resulting in a more targeted treatment.
Multiple awards
The TU Delft dreamteam did not only win the competition but also received multiple other awards:
  • Best New Application Project (Track Winner)
  • Best Presentation
  • Best Integrated Human Practices
  • Best Education & Public Engagement
  • Best Supporting Entrepreneurship
  • Best Innovation in Measurement
  • Best New Composite Part
  • Best Part Collection

You can read the entire article (in Dutch) on 

More information
Interested in more information on the iGEM team? Visit their website, facebook or send an e-mail to



Proof of Enrolment: Digital vs. hard copy

At the start of this academic year, TU Delft issued a digital Proof of Enrolment (D-BvI). We would very much like to know how your experience was. Please share your opinion and answer the seven questions in this questionnaire (this will take less than 5 minutes).

Thanks for your feedback.


Excursion to Deltapark Neeltje Jans in Zeeland

Join the excursion on November 18 to the storm surge barrier, part of the vast waterworks in Zeeland that keep the Low Countries safe and dry. See how it was designed and built after the big flood in February 1953. Take a boat trip and see the surge barrier from the water front. Dr. Tjerk Zitman, from CitG, will join to answer all your questions and he will explain all there is to know about this extraordinary structure!


  • 08.45 Departure from TU Delft Aula
  • 10.45 Arrival at Delta works
  • 11.00-11.30 Film Show (Delta Final, “Ocean One” room)
  • 11.30-13.00 Visit the in- and outside of the surge barrier
  • 13.15-14.15 Boat trip around Delta Works
  • 14.15-15.00 Strolling back to the Parking and visit the Museum shop
  • 15.15 Departure for Delft
  • 17.00 Arrival in Delft

Up to 150 students can join this excursion, which costs € 10,50 per participant.

Ticket sales are daily between 10.00 and 16.00 at reception desk 1, O&S building, Jaffalaan 9A.

Ticket sales close on November 9 16.00h, or when tickets are sold out.

Important information:

  • Please take your ticket along to the departure at Aula Congress Centre.
  • Lunch is not included, so either bring your own lunch or buy lunch in the restaurant at the Delta Werken.
  • Tickets are not refundable. offers scholarships for women in technology

Together with Delft Global, introduces new Women in Technology Scholarships. A two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology. They also partnered with the University of Oxford for a similar scholarship.

A total of 5 scholarships for two-year MSc programmes will be offered at TU Delft, starting in the 2018-2019 academic year. These scholarships will be granted to women looking to further their education and advancement in the technology sector. Grants will be available to female students from a range of our partner universities across sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring access to opportunities in technology for female students from this region in addition to driving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prof. Tim van der Hagen, President of the Executive Board from TU Delft said, “We are thrilled that and TU Delft are partnering to improve the access of high quality education in technology. is the first corporate donor of the Delft Global Scholarships. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft. The scholarships will allow us to support capacity building in the Global South region and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable development. We are proud that shares our belief that building a digital economy needs world-wide knowledge circulation.”

More information can be found here.

Aula closed 28-29 October – Study at Drebbelweg

Precautionary floor checks

On 27 May, the roof of the Eindhoven airport car park partially collapsed. In response to this, the government has asked all building owners to check their buildings as a precaution.

It was found that in Eindhoven so-called BubbleDeck floor slabs were used, a type of floors with weight-saving material. In accordance with a government-approved roadmap, FMRE is now checking if such floors have also been used on our campus, and if so, whether this gives rise to measures. So far, no potential risks have been identified. Naturally, fitting measures will be taken if necessary.

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