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Lecture: Academic freedom through the eyes of a refugee

Academic freedom is under pressure around the globe. Scholars are threatened for their ideas and research and there is an urgent need for support. The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF coordinates the SAR network in the Netherlands and Belgium and helps threatened scholars to continue their work in a safe environment.

On February 22nd, the UAF offers a lecture in which two scholars will share their experiences concerning the importance of academic freedom. One is a teaching assistant for the class of  World heritage: Historical sites, contemporary debates and  for the class of Architectural and Town Planning Heritage. His colleague is doing research in pavement engineering. The lecture will be held at the Commissiekamer 3 at the aula from 16.00h – 17.00h. We will end the lecture with drinks. You can register here for the lecture (first come, first serve).

Women in STEM during the Emerson Global Users Exchange in The Hague

Every two years, the US-based Emerson Automation Solutions organizes the Emerson Global Users Exchange. Companies from industries such as Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Power, Refining & Petrochemical and Metals & Mining come together to network and discuss new innovations in process automation. This year’s conference (7-9 March) takes place in The Hague, right next to Delft.

On Thursday March 8 from 18.00 until 20.00 hours, Emerson will organize a special Women in STEM session for female students and young professionals. A perfect way to network with companies and experience new technologies in process automation such as virtual reality. With a nice drink and a bite-to-eat of course. The best part? It’s free!

Interested? Apply via the Emerson Exchange website: Make sure to enter STEM in the ‘company’ input field of the online registration form. This way you can skip the usual payment step in the application.

For more information, send an e-mail to:

New Rector Magnificus of TU Delft

As of 13th January 2018 we have welcomed a new Rector Magnificus to the TU Delft: Tim van der Hagen! Our former president, Karel Luyben, bid farewell to our university at the start of 2018 after 8 years of energetic leadership.

Tim van der Hagen, Rector Magnificus

It is the second time van der Hagen is Luybens’ successor, in 2010 he also followed Luyben up as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Maybe this means we can already congratulate the new Dean of Applied Physics with his position as Rector Magnificus in a few years?

Our new president, who started his TU Delft career with an Applied Sciences PhD in ’89, has an extensive history with the university, which includes being Director of the Reactor Institute Delft and Chairman of the Department of Radiation. In May 2016 he was appointed President of the Executive Board and has now followed on to become the Rector Magnificus.

His predecessor, Karel Luyben was one of the people responsible for introducing the TU Delft numerus fixus, an intake restriction on the maximum amount of students per faculty. Next to that, Luyben understood the importance of connecting with the students and regularly partook in ‘Krant lezen met de rector’ (‘Reading the newspaper with the President’), in which he visited various student houses and openly discussed educational issues and problems with students. Our new President has the same mentality: ‘I look forward to taking on this challenge and improving our university where students and researchers deem necessary.’

Karel Luyben visiting students in their home

Remember to deregister when you graduate


Finished with your (re-sit) exams and waiting for the results? Then you should know that your registration at TU Delft will not be terminated automatically when you are graduated. When you are graduating, you should file a request for deregistration during the month of graduation. You do not have to wait until graduation; you may submit the request as soon as you can, preferably even a couple of weeks prior to your graduation date. You pay tuition fees up to and including the last month of your registration. Retroactive deregistration is not allowed

So, have you passed your exams and are you officially done studying? Time to deregister and celebrate! Visit the CSA website for more information regarding deregistration and/or a possible refund of tuition fees.

If you terminate your enrolment as of 1 July or 1 August you will not be entitled to a refund. For more information, click here.

Attend the lecture ‘The autonomous city’ by MIT Prof. Carlo Ratti

Imagine a city in which traffic lights autonomously organize the mobility flows in a city, where dynamic infrastructures know where and when to create temporary bridges during crowded events, and where smart grids independently distribute renewable energy sources. What is the added value of sensing for the city of Amsterdam? Can we create fully autonomous cities? What will they look like, and what is it like to live in one?

‘The autonomous city’ lectured by MIT Prof. Carlo Ratti will be on organized 5 February at 20.00 in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam

During this session of AMS Science for the City, you will look at the future of our increasingly smart urban spaces.

Together with special guest and AMS Principle Investigator Carlo Ratti (MIT Senseable City Lab), you dive into the challenges, possibilities, and prospects of senseable and autonomous cities.

The lecture is one of the lecture series of Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute).

Entrepreneurship Day Delft, the beginning of your success story

On Wednesday 28 February you are very welcome at the Entrepreneurship Day Delft. This yearly event takes place in the auditorium of TU Delft from 17: 00-20: 30 and is organized by YES! Delft Students for all students of TU Delft.

The program consists of a symposium, a so-called start-up playground and a networking drink. The event begins at the startup playground  where you get the chance to get acquainted with the founders and learn more about their innovative products.

During the symposium, different speakers will inspire you with their stories about how they have set up their startup. Get inspired! Register via www.


VSBfonds stelt studiebeurs van € 10.000,- beschikbaar

“Heb je plannen om na de afronding van je bachelor of master aan de TU Delft verder te studeren of onderzoek toe doen aan een universiteit of onderzoeksinstituut in het buitenland? Wellicht is de VSB beurs dan iets voor jou. Het VSBfonds stelt voor 2018 twee beurzen beschikbaar voor TU Delft studenten die aantoonbaar betrokken zijn bij hun omgeving en die zich graag verder willen ontwikkelen. Je hoeft geen bolleboos te zijn, maar je hebt wel goede studieresultaten behaald. Jij bepaalt zelf wat je gaat doen, waar en waarom. De VSBfonds Beurs bedraagt maximaal 10.000 euro en is een schenking. Het uiteindelijke bedrag is afhankelijk van het studieplan en begroting.  Meer informatie over de voorwaarden, de aanmeldings- en selectieprocedure is verkrijgbaar op en bij mw drs G. de Graaf van het Central International Office (email: De deadline voor aanmeldingen is 1 maart 2018.”

Sign up for the Crash Course Lobbying against nuclear weapons

This spring Peace organization Pax organizes a Crash Course Lobbying against nuclear weapons. During the Crash Course ten ambitious students will be trained as a diplomat, with workshops at Clingendael, NRG Petten and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The highlight of the Crash Course is a five-day visit to an international conference about the non-proliferation agreement in Geneva at the end of April.

Pax is looking for students from different universities and fields of study (both social and exact sciences). You can find more information about this initiative via this link.

Interested? You can register until 5 February 2018.

What’s your next career move? De Delftse Bedrijvendagen

Every year ‘De Delftse Bedrijvendagen’ (DDB) leads over 3000 students to the start of their career. If you want to hit the ground running this year, make sure you do not miss this event. Whether you are job hunting or in need of an internship or graduation project, DDB offers a unique opportunity to get to know a wide variety of high-profile companies.

Visit for more information of the participating companies, the events and registration

Study at Drebbelweg 13&14 January

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