About Prof. Stan Ackermans

The 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute offers two-year post-master technological designer programmes. The institute is a joint initiative of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands.
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Professor Stan Ackermans, PhD, (1936-1995) was professor of Mathematics at TU/e before becoming the university's Rector (1982-1985).

He championed the introduction of the design educational programmes. From 1986 until his death in 1995 Professor Ackermans was the first scientific director of the Institute that coordinated the designer programmes within TU/e.
Following his death, the institute was renamed Stan Ackermans Institute in his honor. Since 2006 it's called 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (3TU.SAI). Renamed to 4TU.SAI in 2016 because Wageningen University also joined the TU federation.


Professor Stan Ackermans, PhD, (1936-1995) was professor of Mathematics at TU/e before becoming the university's Rector (1982-1985).

He championed the introduction of the design educational programmes. From 1986 until his death in 1995 Professor Ackermans was the first scientific director of the Institute that coordinated the designer programmes within TU/e.
Following his death, the institute was renamed Stan Ackermans Institute in his honor. Since 2006 it's called 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (3TU.SAI). Renamed to 4TU.SAI in 2016 because Wageningen University also joined the TU federation.

About Prof. Stan Ackermans


Professor Stan Ackermans, PhD, (1936-1995) was professor of Mathematics at TU/e before becoming the university's Rector (1982-1985).

He championed the introduction of the design educational programmes. From 1986 until his death in 1995 Professor Ackermans was the first scientific director of the Institute that coordinated the designer programmes within TU/e.
Following his death, the institute was renamed Stan Ackermans Institute in his honor. Since 2006 it's called 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (3TU.SAI). Renamed to 4TU.SAI in 2016 because Wageningen University also joined the TU federation.


Professor Stan Ackermans, PhD, (1936-1995) was professor of Mathematics at TU/e before becoming the university's Rector (1982-1985).

He championed the introduction of the design educational programmes. From 1986 until his death in 1995 Professor Ackermans was the first scientific director of the Institute that coordinated the designer programmes within TU/e.
Following his death, the institute was renamed Stan Ackermans Institute in his honor. Since 2006 it's called 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute (3TU.SAI). Renamed to 4TU.SAI in 2016 because Wageningen University also joined the TU federation.