Victor van der Chijs, President of the Executive Board of the University of Twente, has transferred the position of chair of the 4TU.Federation to Professor Louise O. Fresco. Van der Chijs was chair of 4TU, which was still 3TU when he took office, for the past four years. Fresco is the President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), which joined 4TU in 2016.
The 4TU.Federation has awarded a total of 22 million euros to five proposals within the framework of the call ‘High Tech for a Sustainable Future’, thus giving a strong impetus to research into sustainable technology. In doing so, the Netherlands’ four universities of technology (TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente, Wageningen University), are taking the lead in making a significant impact on social challenges in the long term.