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1 Oct 2021
Lustrum PDEng programmes and SAI
The PDEng programmes have their 35th anniversary and the Stan Ackermans Insititute its 15th. Time to celebrate on 18 November! 
19 Mar 2021
Why Anne Grave chose for a PDEng programme
After completing a double master’s in Architecture and Human Technology Interaction, Anne Grave decided to do a PDEng (Smart Buildings & Cities) in order to put her knowledge into practice on a major project.
11 Nov 2020
Why Sophie Cramer chose for a PDEng traineeship
After completing a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at TU Delft, Sophie knew pretty quickly that she wanted to continue her studies with a focus on medical science. “I took a minor in medical science, in which I found that working in healthcare and contributing to a better quality of life actually satisfies me more than designing products that are used on a daily basis.” She transferred to a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and, through an internship, ended up at LUMC, where she finished her studies in the neonatology ward. “The hospital had a vacancy for a PDEng student, but they were still looking for a clinical assignment. The neonatologist with whom I worked proposed our project to them, including to me.” According to Sophie, the best part of taking a PDEng is that you develop yourself in the broadest way possible. A position as a technician working within the technical services allows you to see multiple clinical wards and learn how everything related to technology is organized in hospitals. Sophie: “The broad and deep insight of this PDEng program is unique. It’s easier to compare the program with a traineeship than with a PhD because in the latter, you are more focused on one specific research topic. TU/e’s PDEng program also contains a solid course program which allows you to get in touch with other PDEng trainees. I found this very valuable: although we all worked in different hospitals, we had to complete the same sorts of assignments and projects. I learned how things are organized differently in other hospitals and was able to discuss my assignments with fellow trainees, which was extremely informative.”
27 Oct 2020
4500th PDEng diploma in the Netherlands
On Thursday, October 22nd, the 4500th PDEng diploma in the Netherlands was awarded. Software Technology trainee Hossain Muhammad Muctadir was completely surprised during the graduation ceremony that took place in a small group at the TU/e campus. He was very pleased to receive this honor. 
13 Oct 2020
Financial support 4 PDEng programmes in chemistry
Since October 1st, the Top Sector Chemistry (TKI) has been providing financial support to the PDEng programmes within the scope of chemistry. 4 PDEng programmes at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Delft University of Technology (TUD) receive a contribution of 20,000 euros per trainee, up to a maximum total amount of 400,000 euros.  In this way TKI, just like the Top Sector High Tech Systems and Materials before, is investing in industrial partners and PDEng programmes in this crisis year.
28 Sep 2020
PDEng awardwinners at TU/e
Sophie Cramer PDEng Qualified Medical Engineering wins Audience Award best thesis TU/e
9 Jul 2020
Substantial financial support for 10 PDEng programmes in 2020-2021
The Top Sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) allocated 1 M€ of the PPS (public-private partnership) allowance to support PDEng projects from the 4TU Stan Ackermans Institute.  From 1 July onwards, PDEng end-projects at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and the University of Twente (UT), could benefit from extra financial support (20 k€ each). With their contribution, HTSM intended to support the PDEng programmes and their industrial partners in this crisis year in which the collaborative innovation with industry must continue.
29 Jun 2020
Interview with Ravi Thakkar: 3000th PDEng trainee at TU/e
“The benefits of being a student, learn, get work experience and get paid”
30 Mar 2020
Projectbook 2019 is published
Every year PDEng trainees demonstrate how the knowledge gained is converted into innovative business solutions for industry or healthcare. An annual project book is published in which exemplary projects are presented. The project book 2019 was published at the beginning of this year.