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TU Delft Student News

‘Our’ Calvin Rans best teacher of the Netherlands

Calvin Rans is the best teacher of the Netherlands. And guess what? He is teaching you and your fellow students the best lessons in Aerospace Engineering; just at our own university! The jury was head over heels about his efforts to improve his lectures. TU Delft has more nationally awarded teachers, such as Alexandru Losup, who won the award for best Dutch teacher in 2015.

The unique gift of lecturer Rans

Books? Boring lectures? Nope, professor Rans has the unique talent to make complex ideas and concepts easy to understand. That is why professor Rans was signed up for the competition of best teacher in the Netherlands, just by his own students! His students and professor Rans himself were more than happy that he was voted for best teacher of the Netherlands.

On 17 April Calvin was recognized for his achievement by Rector Magnificus Tim van der Hagen, Vice President Education Rob Mudde and Dean of Aerospace Engineering Henri Werij. His colleagues, members of the student council,  study association VSV and – of course – his own students attended the festive event.

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Register for your selection minor before the deadline of 15 April

If you have chosen for a selection minor in your next academic year and you didn’t register for it yet, please do so. The registration period will be open up to and including 15 April.

For more information, see the website

 Our ‘best lecturer’ Calvin Rans nominated for national award

Dr. Calvin Rans, lecturer at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering, has reached the final round in the yearly national ‘Best Lecturer in 2019’ contest. The event will take place on April 13th in the Utrecht Jaarbeurs.

Calvin and the other three finalists will give inspiring mini-lectures on various of their field-related topics. The Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, will be present for the award ceremony.

Let’s hope he impresses the national jury as much as he did the jury in Delft. Giulia Calabretta, TU Delft lecturer at the faculty of Industrial Design was runner up in the national contest of 2018. On 13 April we know whether Calvin has had just as much or perhaps even more success.

During the Education Day last year on November 8, Calvin was already awarded as Best TU Delft Lecturer. The Aerospace Engineering study association (VSV) nominated him for this title. He had to compete to seven nominees who were chosen by their faculty.

Want to go to the USA? Visa information session on April 5th

If you are interested to study, do research or an internship in the United States coming semester, you are very welcome to attend our special ‘US Student Visa information session’on April 5th. A representative of the U.S. Consulate General will visit TU Delft to give a presentation with practical information and tips and tricks for submitting a successful visa application.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Date: Friday April 5th, 2019 from 12.45 until 14.00

Location: Pulse-Hall 8, gebouw 33a

(no registration)

XXL opening hours Library and Fellowship during exam period

During the exam period TU Delft facilitates you with extra opening hours to study at the Library and the Fellowship. Starting from March 30 until April 22 the opening hours of the Library will be daily from 08:00AM to 02:00AM (excl. 19-22 April). The doors of the Fellowship will be open on weekdays from 08:00AM to 00:00AM and in weekends from 08.00AM to 22.00AM. Of course you also have the availability of PULSE which has regular opening hours from 08:00AM to 00:00AM, also in weekends.

Attention! Deadlines registration minors 2019-2020

Unfortunately, an incorrect date was stated in the information you received earlier about the registration periods for the minors for the academic year 2019-2020.

Please see the schedule below for the correct dates.

For more information, see the website

Jamming on campus: part 2

The Gemeente Delft has decided to install permanent traffic lights and make some adjustments at the Jaffalaan-Mekelweg intersection, to ensure safety of all road users and a smooth ride to and from campus. The works will take around two weeks.

Read more on TU Delta (Dutch): 🚦🚧

Deelnemen aan de Nationale DenkTank: meld je aan t/m 14 april 2019

De inschrijving voor deelname aan de Nationale DenkTank 2019 is geopend. Ben jij die ambitieuze masterstudent, PhD’er of pas afgestudeerde creatieveling die ze zoeken? Geef je dan op voor de Nationale DenkTank 2019 en heb invloed op het leven van 17 miljoen Nederlanders!

Tijdens de DenkTank doe je 4 maanden – van aug t/m dec 2019 – onderzoek en bedenk je innovatieve en creatieve oplossingen binnen het thema. Vorig jaar kwamen 5 van de 20 jonge getalenteerde academici van de TU Delft. Ben jij dit jaar één van deze getalenteerde studenten? Meld je dan aan t/m 14 april via deze link:

Meld je aan voor de Nationale DenkTank 2019

Want to go abroad for your studies? Check these Asian opportunities

Tsinghua International Summer School – Experiencing China 2019

Dates: 11 July 2019 -24 July 2019
Where: China
For whom: Undergraduate and Graduate students

This summer school is  a great opportunity for students to better understand China and gain first-hand experience guided by experts in the field, and also get to know more about Tsinghua University. Get an impression.
Application deadline March 21st  2019
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Tohoku University Engineering Summer Program (TESP) Robotics 2019

Dates: 29 July 2019 -9 August 2019
Where: Japan
For whom: Master students

TESP-Robotics is a two-week summer program for graduate students providing a series of graduate level lectures and hands on activities in laboratory. In addition, the program provides cultural activities and a field trip that exposes participants to Japanese culture and beautiful historical sites in the north-eastern area of Japan. Get an impression.
Application deadline:  April 26th 2019
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Tohoku University Japanese Summer Program (TUJP) 2019

Dates: 1st term: 1 July – 16 July 2019 or 2nd term 22 July – 6 August 2019
Where: Japan
For whom: Full-time undergraduate students

TUJP provides students an opportunity to discover Japan through diverse learning experiences in English. The program offers intensive Japanese classes for both beginner and pre-intermediate leaners, topical seminars about Japanese culture and society, various cultural workshops and field trips including a homestay experience.  Check out the programme.
Application deadline: March 31st 2019 More information

We might be able to create superhumans, but should we?

BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science II

April 2 19.30, Auditorium Aula

A brand new TU Delft talkshow with interviews, movie clips, quizzes and more!

In BingeWatch Academy: Superhero Science Episode II, the marvels of CRISPR/Cas, and its current and future applications are explored through the eyes of superheroes Jessica Jones and the X-men!

In recent years, CRISPR/Cas, an advanced genetic editing technology, has been the subject of considerable scientific and media attention. But could such a technology actually create a “Jessica Jones” or replicate the powers of the X-Men? How would this benefit society and should we use the technology for this purpose in the first place?

Entrance is free but we kindly ask you to register here:

Stay tuned!

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