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Climate Action Election Debate 4 March 2021

The elections are coming again, the campaigns have started. At the moment it is mainly corona that strikes the clock, very understandable. This does not detract from the fact that other important themes deserve attention like the climate crisis. On March 4th , Studium Generale, in collaboration with GreenTU and Studentenraad, will organise The Climate Action Election Debate 2021 (in Dutch), with representatives of the political youth parties. During this afternoon 16:00 – 18:00 (livestream via YouTube) we will give the generation that will shape the near future a stage to debate their solution to the climate problem. In between the rounds of debate, de Kiesmannen will provide much-needed entertainment, from which the public will secretly learn something!


TU Delft Student Quantum Future Awards DEADLINE 1 MARCH!

A call to share your vision on quantum computing! Participate in the Two Delft Student Quantum Future Awards. The TU Delft vision team quantum computing and the quantum Delft – Ecosystem for innovation invite you to share your vision for the future of quantum computing in 2040 and how this will impact science engineering, people and society. Do you dare? Submit your proposal before 1 March.

Check here the contest rules and information

We have two awards you can win with your vision:

  • The TU Delft Quantum Future Vision Award welcomes speculations about the future, even radical speculations, provided they have scientific-grounding.
  • The Quantum Delft Future Business Award asks for (bold) pitches for business proposals, with emphasis on the quantum startup you want to be part of or would set up in the Quantum Delft ecosystem

ICT: maintenance weekend on 27 and 28 February

An ICT maintenance weekend is scheduled on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. This whole weekend we are working on several applications, updates on servers and databases and updates on the network devices. The maintenance starts on Friday evening and continues until Sunday evening. We ask for understanding for any inconvenience.

If you’d like us to keep you informed about all maintenance work and possible disruptions, click here.

Extra study places from 1 March

We are glad to announce that TU Delft is expanding the study places available on campus from 1 March. The Library will expand from 50 to 150 study places, and Pulse will open during the evenings and weekends with a total of 150 study places.  An Extra 40 places will be available at the Science Centre.

Faculties are working on expanding study places on campus as well. This will be communicated via the faculty channels. Study opportunities at the faculties may vary from building to building; always check with your own faculty.

Responsible studying on campus

All study workplaces are corona-proof; only by working together can we ensure responsible studying on campus by making sure we follow the corona measures at all times. Reservations are compulsory!

Who can reserve a study place?

The study places are meant for students who do not have the possibility to study at home or who are having mental difficulties studying at home. Students can reserve a place themselves.

You can make a reservation and choose a specific shift. Check this link for the overview:

Overview study places on campus



Want to send your photos on an adventure? This is your chance to share!

Enter the ‘open’ photo competition for a chance of winning an Amazon voucher.

When on a work trip to Colombia colleague Bea de los Arcos took a photo of some bananas outside a shop and shared it publicly on flickr, she didn’t expect it to be featured in the Wisconsin Public Radio’s program about a banana crop killing disease in South America. How amazing is that?!

Here is your chance to get your photo on a front page!
We Like Sharing
is a bank of images created by TU Delft staff and students, visible to everyone and publicly searchable. The idea is to encourage people to share openly, and give others the opportunity to use a photo in ways you couldn’t have imagined.

To celebrate Open Education Week 2021 and introduce We Like Sharing, we are launching a photo competition. To be in with a chance of winning one of five €20 Amazon vouchers, submit at least one photograph that illustrates your interpretation of ‘OPEN’.

All appropriate images will be uploaded to We Like Sharing – tell your friends and family to check them out.

The deadline is 7 MARCH at 23.55 hours – to submit your photograph(s) go to:

Winners will be contacted via email w/c 15 March.

Good luck!

Photo by B. de los Arcos CC-BY-NC

VSBfonds scholarship applications open till 1 March

Are you planning on going abroad to do a Master degree starting after 1 July 2021?

Have you graduated after 1 March 2019 or are you graduating before 31 December 2021 then check out the VSB fonds.

The scholarship is between 7000-10000 EURO. It is available to students who are motivated and committed to the community and their environment.

Applications are still open, deadline is 1 March 2021.

Apply now or reach the TU Delft contact person

Delft Student Well-being Symposium (this Friday!)

Coming Friday (19 February) the Delft Student Well-being Symposium takes place. Our mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt opens the evening. Afterwards, Olympic ice skater Mark Tuitert will share his story with his personal setbacks during his career with us. Lastly, two student psychologists from We Care For Students will speak interactively about finding motivating and dealing with setbacks, two relevant topics during this Corona period. You can watch the symposium online via  Save the date!

Zit jij wel lekker in je vel? Of heb je tegenwoordig ook steeds vaker te maken met dat herkenbare “corona dipje”? Dat is niet gek wanneer je broeiende studententijd verandert in een periode die veel aanpassing en geduld vraagt. Om deze reden vindt aankomende vrijdag 19 februari het plaats. Na een opening van onze burgermeester Marja van Bijsterveldt, zullen Olympisch schaatser Mark Tuitert en student psychologen van We Care For Students op een luchtige en interactieve manier vertellen over omgaan met tegenslagen en het vinden van motivatie, wat natuurlijk een groot en belangrijk onderwerp is in deze huidige corona tijd! Het symposium zal plaatsvinden in de vorm van een livestream en is te volgen via de volgende link: Kijk jij mee?

First teams selected for the Dream Hall

Project March, Eco-Runner, Hyperloop and Solar Boat can celebrate. The four projects may continue as official Dream Teams in the Dream Hall with new teams of students. The Dream Hall was closed at the start of the corona crisis in spring 2020, and TU Delft has used this time to redefine the policy to determine who may return and under what conditions. The teams submitted their plans at the end of January, and this week a committee made the final decision.

Six existing teams applied for a place, and four were admitted. New teams had to meet a number of criteria to qualify, in accord with the Dream Hall’s new vision statement. The determining factor was the degree of innovation, says Joost Ravoo, Chair of the Dream Hall Steering Group. “That was what made the difference.”

For more information, click here to read the article on Delta.

Prevent theft of your laptop

Every stolen computer is one too many. Not only is it a financial blow, but you often lose important data as well. So take good care of your laptop and never leave it unattended.

Public grounds
The campus is public ground; the faculties and educational buildings are accessible to everyone. Although this is limited during the current lockdown, the risk of theft remains. TU Delft takes its responsibility to make it more difficult and prevent incidents of theft on campus. You can help by taking the following measures to reduce the risk:

  • Lock an area, even if you will only be gone for 2 minutes
  • Do not leave valuable (personal) items in sight
  • Attach a lock to the laptop.
  • Speak to unknown visitors in the corridors around the offices to ask if you can help them or with whom they might have an appointment.

What should you do in case of theft or loss?
Report the theft of TU Delft property directly to the Service point. The staff member at the location concerned will report the theft to the police (digitally or at the police station). A copy of the report must then be handed over to the Service point and the reporter. Theft or loss of personal property, such as your private laptop, must be reported directly to the Service point. However, you must report it to the police yourself.

Be alert to safe working at home
Even now that we work more from home, it is important not to leave your laptop unattended. Especially if you share a household with others, such as in student housing, when you work somewhere else for the day or when you take it with you in the car. But it is also important to be careful with the personal data on your computer or laptop. Check the Working from home instructions on the website about how to do this safely.

Visit the Orientation Days at “De Delftse Bedrijvendagen”

‘De Delftse Bedrijvendagen’ is an annual series of events, intended to help students develop skills that are essential when looking for a job and to get to know companies in an accessible way.

From 15-17 February the Orientation Days take place, the largest event of ‘De Delftse Bedrijvendagen’. The Orientation Days consist of a three-day fair and will be held on an online platform specially developed for this edition.

Over 150 companies will participate on the platform, where students can contact employees both in a chatroom and through video calls. In addition, multiple companies will give a presentation, sharing exactly what working with them means, what career prospects there are and what kind of students they are looking for.

The online fair floor opens at 10:00 and is open for all students participating in “De Delftse Bedrijvendagen”. At the opening and during the lunch break, there will be inspiring speakers!

Read more about the programme of the Orientation Days and sign up here.


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