De meningen ge-uit door medewerkers en studenten van de TU Delft en de commentaren die zijn gegeven reflecteren niet perse de mening(en) van de TU Delft. De TU Delft is dan ook niet verantwoordelijk voor de inhoud van hetgeen op de TU Delft weblogs zichtbaar is. Wel vindt de TU Delft het belangrijk - en ook waarde toevoegend - dat medewerkers en studenten op deze, door de TU Delft gefaciliteerde, omgeving hun mening kunnen geven.

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TU Delft: an inclusive university

Following the recent Nashville Declaration, a strong social debate has taken place over the past few days, also within our university community.

TU Delft stands for diversity; it is one of our core values. All members of the TU Delft community should treat each other with respect regardless of their culture, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic background, gender and sexual orientation. We have recorded this in our Strategic Framework. We appreciate that everyone has a personal opinion, but the base is respect for each other.

As TU Delft we trust that the members of our community will act according to these principles.

You can read more about our values in TU Delft’s Integrity Statement.

On behalf of the Executive Board,

Tim van der Hagen


What are you starting the New Year with?

Would you like to learn about astrophysics from the leaders in the field? Or maybe you are interested in sustainable food security or genetic privacy. What about digging further into Java or into fundamental data structures and algorithms, or improving your English grammar and style?

These and other interesting courses are available to you as part of the Virtual Exchange’s  New Year offering!

Check out it out – there are still a few places left. Apply by 15 January.

With the Virtual Exchange online courses you can access top teaching at leading universities worldwide, broaden your knowledge and gain credits for your degree. Study at a time and place that suits you.

Enrolment is easy – It only takes 3 steps! Find out more and apply at Virtual Exchange.


A nice student story for the Holidays: reborn in a new culture

Victor Brouwers participated in the Netherlands Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) and tells us about his experiences:

“As if you are smothered in a sandstorm made of humid air; that was my first impression of Chengdu after leaving the plane. After having lived towards this moment for months, it was finally there. Together with my highly varied group of students I stepped into an adventure like never before. I would complete a consulting project for PricewaterhouseCoopers and study in China for about 5 weeks.

We were at the beginning of our five weeks in Chengdu, where we would grow closer with the other project groups, follow ‘Chinese Language’ and ‘Modern Society and Politics’ at Sichuan University, get overwhelmed by the spicy local food and bring our project to a successful end, only to then go to Shanghai for the closing week with NAHSS’ers from the other cities”.

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Update: Opening hours during Christmas holidays

Since our last post, we have had some updates about the opening hours. You find the up to date opening hours of buildings and catering locations on the bottom of the homepage of the studentportal.

Tropical disease detection by smartphone

In today’s TU Delft TV video, Temitope Agbana explains how to detect a tropical disease by a smartphone. TU Delft students worked with him on finding a new method for detection and measuring the infection.

Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease which accounts for almost 200,000 deaths a year and affects over 285 million people worldwide.

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Give feedback about student communication and join one of our student panels

We want to improve your study experience at TU Delft. Easily finding the information you need as a student is very important for that. Therefore, we are looking for students who want to think along with us about student communication. How can we improve our website, our newly launched MyTUDelft app or other communication.

Subscribe by filling in this form. Our first project will be to have a look a

Would you dare dance on a glass bridge?

To build a swing or floor out of glass is a fun way to make people aware of the structural potential of glass. We all agree that glass is beautiful, but not everyone is convinced that it can also be safe. The glass and transparency group at TU Delft has been researching how to design and engineer safe glass structures.

Unitech International event on 20 & 21 November

Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your bachelor or in your master? And would you like to integrate your engineering degree with an international experience and a solid basis in business and management?
TU Delft offers several international exchange programmes. One of them is Unitech International. On 20 and 21 November you can visit their event to learn more about the possibilities. Check the website for general information where you can also find the event programme.

New online course offerings – apply by 15 January

Did you know that you can take credit-bearing courses from top universities around the world whilst remaining at TU Delft?

With the Virtual Exchange online courses you can broaden your knowledge, explore new subjects and gain credits for your degree – and do so by studying at a time and place that suits you.

Applications for courses starting in 2019 are now open.
Find out what is on offer and register before 15 January.

Enrolment is easy – It only takes 3 steps! Find out more and apply at Virtual Exchange.

And the award for TU Delft’s Best Lecturer goes to??

Calvin Rans! Calvin, assistant professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AE), has been chosen TU Delft’s Best Lecturer of 2018.

He is well known as a very approachable and engaged lecturer, who asks students for feedback in order to further improve his lectures. His students are highly enthusiastic about the courses he lectures on: his first year course Mechanics of Materials is taught in a blended way, linking in with students’ questions, and he manages to make the ‘tough’ second-year course, Structural Analysis & Design, interesting by using examples that bring the theory to life.

Rans was named Best AE Teacher and was nominated by the VSV ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ study association for the TU Delft Best Lecturer Election, in which all eight faculties complete. A judging panel made up of Vice-President of Education Rob Mudde, members of the Student Council, the Study Associations Council and last year’s winner, chose TU Delft’s Best Lecturer from the eight lecturers nominated. The winner goes on to compete for the national title of the Teacher of the Year organised by the Dutch National Students Association (ISO), the results of which will be announced on 13 April 2019.

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