Meeting Advisory Board

20 december 2016 door Webredactie DIMI

On 1 December the Annual meeting was held with members of the Advisory Board of DIMI (directors of Royal HaskoningDHV, BAM, Van Oord and Ministry IenM and members of the Executive Board (Tim van der Hagen, Anka Mulder), Deans (Bert Geerken-CEG, Peter Russell - BE, Teun Baller - 3mE) and scientists involved in DIMI.

As part of the meeting, some posters were presented from special projects that have been developed with the support of DIMI. Examples include the Symbio bridge (design) by Rafail Gkaidatzis, the sub-surface project by Fransje Hooimeijer, students from Shock Safe Nepal and Highway & City by Filip Geerts, Roberto Cavallo, Valentina Ciccotosto, Fransje Hooimeijer and Hans de Boer. At the meeting Peter van Veelen presented many ideas for a program of the Delta theme, Board member Anka Mulder presented the contours of the new educational vision of TU Delft, and DIMI Chairman Marcel Hertogh informed the meeting with an update strategy of DIMI for the next few years. With this strategy, DIMI wants to sharpen its thematic focus on the themes of Deltas, Airports and Urban Infrastructures. Both a base for research, education and special projects. The discussion in response to the educational vision clearly showed that, in addition to the necessity of disciplinary knowledge, students need to function in multidisciplinary teams addressing complex interdisciplinary challenges in practice. Regarding the update of the strategy of DIMI recommended the members of the Advisory Board of the intensification of the topic and the pursuit of a more programmatic approach and embedding them within the university.

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