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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.Ā 
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 theĀ 4TU.Federation: 4TU.High-Tech Materials, 4TU.Energy and 4TU.Ethics & Technology.Ā It is anĀ 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.
17 Nov 2022
Cryocop (WUR) wins the Dutch 4TU Impact Challenge at Helsinki
Ā The startup Cryocop from Wageningen University & Research wins the fourth edition of the 4TU Impact Challenge, a competition for the most promising student idea from the four Dutch tech universities.
26 Sep 2022
Sensors detecting how plants respond to drought
Last summer, researchers from 4TU Plantenna tested several sensors that can measure drought stress in plants in detail. The sensorsā€™ aim is to detect at an early stage when plants are experiencing critical stress, but also to what extent they can recover after a drought period. The ultimate goal is to use the new sensors for a "stress-alert" system, which will help farmers and growers better manage their crops during stress conditions, such as a heat wave or future water scarcity.
2 Sep 2022
Succes of the first National Engineering Deans Day
On Friday, September 1, the engineering deans of the four TUs and the RUG met in the Omnia building of the WUR to discuss the challenges in the engineering sciences and how the engineering domain can be further strengthened in both the research and education fields. The day was successful, partly because of the high attendance and partly because there was input from different faculties.
5 Jul 2022
The newest 4TU Career Special is out!
What are you going to do when you get your degree? Which employers are interesting, how can the university help you find your way and what do alumni who preceded you do? You can read all about that and more in the 4TU Career Special.
9 Jun 2022
Launch of four high tech programs for a sustainable future
With granting a total of 20 million euros to four capacity building programs within the theme of 'High Tech for a Sustainable Future' (HTSF), the 4TU.Federation gives a solid boost to research into technologies that contribute to a sustainable future and education within these themes. In the honored HTSF programs, scientists from the four technical universities are working on personalized healthcare (RECENTRE), reducing heat in cities (HERITAGE), developing green, biodegradable sensors (Green sensors) and a future-proof food system (High-tech & data-driven agri-food systems of the future).
19 May 2022
`We're only going to succeed with the knowledge of tomorrow'
Ā The world is in transition. This is having a huge impact on all sectors, and that includes construction. Consequently, 4TU.Bouw is committed to jointly developing the knowledge of tomorrow.
15 May 2022
Using plants as antennae | Plantenna Blog #9
Using a plant to increase the radiation efficiency of an antenna, it seemed like science fiction until recently. However, a simulation study including an Antenna Booster, a simple printed circuit board (PCB) and a basic leaf model showed that the use of the plant itself as an antenna might actually be closer to reality than we think.
24 Mar 2022
Six eligible proposals HTSF-2021 call
The 4TU.Federation has received six eligible proposals in the HTSF-2021 call. The six submitted proposals are based on fifteen Expressions of Interest, submitted last October and are spread over the three themes: built environment, health care and food systems. Depending on the size of the programmes, 3-5 programmes can be funded.