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Restart Network: educating refugees to become web developers

Technology invades our daily life more and more. So why not educate all of us and make everyone a potential web developer? Restart Network agrees: it is an organization which offers computer science bootcamps to refugees, minorities and low-income backgrounds. The bootcamps takes only 3 or 6 months and best of all, is tuition free.

But, to make this possible, engineers are essential: they are needed to share their knowledge about computer ‘magic’ with the students. Take Jesse, a Computer Science masterstudent here at the TU Delft. He decided to help. He gave a workshop about how the students could use the cloud to make a web application available for a large group of people in a cheap and fast way.

It’s a win-win: the students are in need of this kind of education ánd the engineers can experience the amazing feeling of sharing knowledge and inspiring others.

If you want to know more or get involved like Jesse, visit the website:

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.

Meet your possible future employer in Delft – TotE 2017

Wednesday 29th of November the Career Center of TU Delft organises the Tour of the Enterprises in collaboration with the Gemeente Delft.

Check the programme and register here.

During this event you’ll have an unique opportunity to meet and network with enterprises here in your own city, Delft.

The event starts at 16.00 at YES!Delft, from 16.30 till 20.00 there will be visits to enterprises in Delft. The Tour of the Enterprises closes with free drinks and snacks back at YES!Delft.

Interesting opportunities to go abroad: University Exchange Networks

Are you looking for an opportunity to do an internship or exchange abroad? The TU Delft collaborates with multiple organizations, which can help you to get in touch with companies or universities abroad.  Interested? Several application deadlines are coming up, so don’t hesitate and make your move!

You can visit the UNITECH Presentation at the Theaterzaal in the Culture Centre on 30 November, 19:15. UNITECH is an organization bridging the gap between multinational companies and engineers. Current and past students involved will tell all about their experiences and the amazing cities they lived in. To make it even better, they will serve you free drinks.

When you are interested in traveling to Asia, you can also join the information lunch of the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) on Monday 27 November at the Danszaal in the Culture centre. Already convinced you want to join? Sign up for Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS) 2018. Don’t wait to long: the sign-up is open until 8 January.

Besides UNITECH and NAHSS you can join several other university exchange networks to go abroad. If you want to know more about all these amazing opportunities, check out the overview at the website.

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.


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