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Retrospective on Engineering Dean Day 2023

Thursday, 7 September 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.

From the plenary programme with a number of presentations on the latest educational developments and an explanation from NWO-TTW, the day continued with group discussions. TU Eindhoven as a meeting place provided a great opportunity for tours of a number of labs, such as the Nano medicine lab, the concrete printer and the Center for Wireless Technology. After the tours, the group gathered again and the technology deans were given an inspirational presentation on the need of technology promotion and the outreach to school students.

A number of short pitches followed as an introduction to the discussion groups in the World café on, among other things, Educational Renewal and Recognition and Appreciation in Practice. The 4TU Centre for Engineering Education (4TU.CEE) recently issued an advisory report on Recognition and Appreciation.

The national Engineering Recognition Day was a valuable meeting that 4TU secretary Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen is keen to continue as an annual tradition.

Photography: Bart van Overbeeke