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4 Apr 2024
Collaboration 4TU and UG on technological design programs
As from April 2024, 4TU.Stan Ackermans Institute (4TU.SAI), the 4TU School for Technological Design, will be expanded to include the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programs of the University of Groningen (UG).
11 Aug 2023 - Source: Credits: Philips
EngD trainees help Philips on the way to greener transport
EngD trainees Software Technology (Eindhoven) help Philips on their way to greener transport
3 Jul 2023 - Source: Roy Borghouts fotografie
Pieter Swinkels TU Delft awarded the 4TU.SAI Stan Ackermans Medal
Pieter Swinkels - EngD programs CPD en PED received the Stan Ackermans Medal
19 Apr 2023
Priyanka Patel (EngD Software Technology): taste of Philips gives appetite for more
EngD Priyanka Patel was interviewed by Bits&Chips about the Software Technology program and her career at Philips
13 Feb 2023
Giljam Bierman TU Delft receives Stan Ackermans medal
On February 2nd, Giljam Bierman TU Delft has received the 4TU.SAI Stan Ackermans medal
10 Jan 2023
Nienke Bakx EngD alumna selected as one of the 15 most promising eningeering talents
QME alumna Nienke Bakx selected as one of the 15 most promising engineering talents in De Ingenieur (Photo by Jarno Verhoef, Caharina hospital)
6 Jan 2023
Projectbook 2022
Read more about innovative projects of our EngD trainees
5 Jan 2023
Meet us in 2023!
After the Christmas break, it's always exciting to start a new year with a fresh perspective and new opportunities. Meet us at one of the career events in 2023!
21 Oct 2022
Ram Parvathaneni (Automotive Systems Design) wins EngD Academic Award 2022 at TU/e
Ram Parvathaneni (Automotive Systems Design) has won the TU/e EngD Academic Awared. His thesis Virtual Unaging of Van Gogh's Paintings contributes to the preservation of Dutch cultural heritage.
22 Sep 2022
EngD QME Nienke Bakx: success AI in healthcare hinges on a lot of handwork and support from staff
Medical engineer in training talks with podcast host Lieven Scheire about how she used AI to treat breast cancer patients.
18 May 2022
Switch from PDEng to EngD as of 1 September 2022
Why do we switch the degree?
12 May 2022
From PDEng to EngD
If you are following a post-master's design program at the 4TU.School for Technological Design within the Stan Ackermans Institute (SAI), upon completion you may add the academic title Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) to your name. At least until September 1 this year, when the name of the degree will change to EngD: Engineering Doctorate. How that works is explained by Paul Koenraad, director of the 4TU.School for Technological Design within the SAI, which also celebrates its 35th anniversary on May 17. 
14 Feb 2022
A new general brochure for Master students
Our new Master brochure is published!
4 Feb 2022
Nastaran Bajalan's choice for PDEng
Nastaran is a Software Technology PDEng trainee at Eindhoven University of Technology. She comes from Iran, where she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science at Shahid Beheshti University. So why did she choose to do a PDEng
15 Dec 2021
New: Cum Laude PDEng graduation projects
As of September 2021, PDEngs can receive Cum Laude on their diploma’s. Ram Parvathaneni of ASD was the first one.