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15 Feb 2024
The international classroom: good for students and our knowledge economy
On 8 March - after nine years - Arthur Mol will hand over his role as rector magnificus and vice-chairman at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) to Carolien Kroeze, Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis. Mol will return to science and be given a personal chair in environmental sciences. Besides being rector, Mol will also take his leave as chairman of 4TU.Research; the consortium in which he was active together with the rectors of the other three TUs to stimulate research collaborations.
16 Jan 2024
INTERVIEW | Erik van der Vleuten and Jan Korsten about the plans of the new 4TU.History of Technology centre
As of 1 January, a new centre has been added to the 4TU.Federation: 4TU.History of Technology. The centre aims to boost the discipline of history of technology. 4TU spoke to scientific director Erik van der Vleuten and managing director Jan Korsten about their plans and motivation. ''Historical awareness of the roles that technology and engineers have played in addressing past societal challenges is important and will be helpful in thinking about solutions to the societal challenges we face today and in the future.''
16 Jan 2024
Start new 4TU centre for History of Technology
From January 2024, the four technical universities are pooling their knowledge and expertise in the field of the history of technology in 4TU History of Technology. The new centre aims to provide students, engineers and the wider audience with a historical awareness of the role that technology and engineers played in societal transitions in the past two centuries, as well as to develop working methods that makes such knowledge actionable today.
14 Dec 2023
Release Cardiovascular Technology Research Agenda
In a significant step towards future-proof cardiovascular healthcare in the Netherlands, 4TU.Health and the Dutch CardioVascular Alliance (DCVA) published the Cardiovascular (Biomedical) Technology Research Agenda. To reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease by 25% by 2030, this strategic roadmap outlines a pioneering approach to address the challenges posed in cardiovascular health and care through innovative technology.
4 Dec 2023
INTERVIEW | 4TU winners Teaching Award 2023
Last year, elections were organised both nationally and by individual universities for the best educator of the year. 4TU interviewed the winners of the Educator of the Year Award and was curious to know why students are so enthusiastic about them and how they see the future of engineering education.
1 Dec 2023
SLUSH 2023 - Colouring Helsinki orange with 4TU tech startups
28 startups of the four technical universities went to Helsinki, Finland, from the 28th of November until the 2nd of December to experience Slush: the most founder-friendly startup conference in the world. This is what they got out of it.
13 Nov 2023
"Shortage of engineers is a threat to a sustainable world"
Recently, the Danish education minister called for more international students to be admitted. This was just two years after the Danish government had drastically reduced the number of English-language courses. This U-turn stems from significant labour market shortages Denmark is now facing, costing the country billions of euros, according to the Danish Chamber of Commerce.
6 Nov 2023
Innovation Attachées visit innovation hotspots in the East of NL
On November 2nd, the Innovation Attaché Network of RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) visited the province of Gelderland. The delegation consisted of 80 representatives (Innovation and Agriculture councils) from over 15 countries around the world.
2 Nov 2023
Netherlands Academy of Engineering appoints 62 Leading Experts
The Netherlands Academy of Engineering is about to start and has appointed 62 top experts as fellow (NAE members). These experts, originating from the realms of engineering, applied research and innovation, will play an active roll in fulfilling NAE's mission. They share the conviction that engineering-based innovation is the key to create and deploy solutions that address pressing societal issues and transitions. 
13 Oct 2023
Afterlife wins the fifth edition of the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge
The final of the 4TU Impact Challenge took place on Thursday 12th of October for the fifth time and was hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology. The professional jury selected Afterlife from Wageningen as the winner.
3 Oct 2023
New teams HTSF round 2 present themselves
Since this autumn, the teams of the four new High Tech for a Sustainable Future (HTSF) programmes are at full strength and will be able to start their high-tech research on themes such as the heat-free city, personalised healthcare, green sensors and the food system of the future.
18 Sep 2023
4TU's point of view in draft-law internationalisation
International students key in engineers' gap
7 Sep 2023
Retrospective on Engineering Dean Day 2023
Thursday 31 August the second edition of the national Techniekdecanendag took place at TU Eindhoven. The day consisted of a full programme, ranging from updates on developments in the engineering domain to pitches on educational innovation. With a high attendance of engineering deans from all four universities of technology and the RUG.
29 Aug 2023
4TU's input elections 2023
The Dutch elections for parliament are scheduled for 22 November 2023.
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.