7 Sep 2023
Retrospective on Engineering Dean Day 2023
Thursday 31 August saw the second edition of the national Techniekdecanendag held at TU Eindhoven. The day had a full programme, ranging from updates on developments in the engineering domain to pitches on educational innovation. With a high turnout of engineering deans from all four universities of technology and the RUG again this year.
13 Jul 2023
Brightful Minds 4 | Collaboration as the key to making impact
How can academic research find its way to society? By collaborating with societal actors from early on in your research, and seeking ways to actively communicate your results to the stakeholders they are relevant for, conclude 4TU researchers Florence Metz and Simona Turco from their own experience.
3 Jul 2023
Brightful Minds 3 | Own path to passion
In the 4-part series Brightful Minds, science editor Sonja Knols and photographer Dieuwertje Bravenboer are taking a tour along the tenure trackers involved in the 4TU High Tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) programs. These talented, often young, scientists explain what drives them, what high-tech research they are working on, and how they organize their careers.
22 Jun 2023
Brightful Minds 2 | Comfortably outside the comfort zone
The major societal problems of our time require an approach that transcends scientific disciplines. This often means that people from one discipline collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines. Femke van Beek (TU/e), Guido Camps (WUR) and Caroline Figueroa (TUD) take a different approach: they unite multiple disciplines within themselves, forming bridges between robots and nature, food and artificial intelligence, and mental health and digital technology.
15 Jun 2023
Double interview chairman Remon Rooij & former chairman Perry den Brok
As of 1 July 2023, Remon Rooij (TUD) will succeed Perry den Brok (WUR) as chairman of 4TU.CEE - the 4TU Centre for Engineering Education. 4TU spoke to Remon and Perry.
15 Jun 2023
New round of high-tech programmes launched at HTSF Crossover Event
Last Friday 9 June, 4TU secretary Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen, together with the rectors of the 4TU (Arthur Mol, WUR; Tim van der Hagen, TUD; Sylvia Lenaerts, TU/e and Tom Veldkamp, UT), kicked off round two of the 'High Tech for a Sustainable Future' (HTSF) programmes during the HTSF Crossover Event. In HTSF round 2, with 20 million euros of funding, scientists from the four technical universities will work on personalised healthcare (RECENTRE), the heatless green city (HERITAGE), green, biodegradable sensors (Green Sensors) and a local, personalised food system (REDESIGN).
14 Jun 2023
Annual Plan 2022 available
The Annual Report 2022 of the 4TU.Federation is available. In the annual report you get a good picture of the diverse initiatives in which the technical universities work together in research, education and valorization.
6 Jun 2023
Brightful Minds 1 | Caring for sharing
In this first episode of the Brightful Minds series you can read about the experiences of Carissa Champlin (DeSIRE) and Tim van Emmerik (Plantenna) from HTSF round 1, and the ambitions of Sujith Raman (Green Sensors) from HTSF round 2. Their stories illustrate the importance of collaboration, and of scheduling enough time to experiment at the beginning of a scientific career.
24 May 2023
Talented scientists take the stage at HTSF Crossover Event 9 June 2023
In the High Tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) capacity building programmes of our four technical universities, talented researchers work on society-relevant themes such as sustainable agriculture, personalised medicine and a heathless, green city.
23 May 2023
Netherlands Academy of Engineering Formally Launched. Topexperts science and industry united
Today the Netherlands Academy of Engineering (NAE) has officially been launched with a call to submit names for nominations for the appointment of Fellows of the NAE. The 4TU.Federation, together with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Economic Affairs contribute financially to realise the establishment of the NAE.
13 Apr 2023
Sandra Nienhuis new coordinator at 4TU
On 1 April, Sandra Nienhuis started as coordinator at the 4TU.Federation. She assists the secretary Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen and succeeds Linda Baljeu (policy advisor; Convergence Alliance). We talked with Sandra on the Delft campus; during her introduction tour along the four universities of technology.
7 Mar 2023
The role of engineers in shaping a prosperous and sustainable NL
Since the 18th century, the Netherlands has been going through significant transitions in which engineers have always played a crucial role. With the constant development of science and technology, major challenges were successfully overcome.
21 Feb 2023
Kick-off collaboration between 4TU.Centres and UG institutes on research and teaching
In order to make better use of each other's expertise and network, a number of the centres and institutes of the 4TU.Federation and the University of Groningen (UG) will join forces in research and teaching. The UG will become a partner of the 4TU.NIRICT (ICT) and 4TU.HTM (High-Tech Materials) centres and is exploring cooperation with the 4TU.AMI (Applied Mathematics), 4TU.Energy and 4TU.CEE (Engineering Education) centres.
1 Feb 2023
Twenty-four faculties of 4TU and the UG are joining forces in integral plan to strengthen the technology sector
Vandaag hebben de techniekdecanen van de vier Technische Universiteiten (4TU) en de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen een Integraal Sectorplan Techniek ingediend bij het Ministerie van OCW.
21 Nov 2022
Kick-off 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge
The next seven months, the 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge (4TU.RSC) is taking place, an initiative of three centres of the 4TU.Federation: 4TU.High-Tech Materials, 4TU.Energy and 4TU.Ethics & Technology. It is an Honours track intended for motivated and talented master students from the four Technical Universities. Using a Challenge Based Learning approach, they will work with industrial partners, researchers, and societal stakeholders on a case involving sustainability. The focus of these cases is on energy, materials, and ethics.