New educational concept for teacher training in February
At the beginning of February, a new cohort of sixteen prospective teachers started the teacher training programme of the Science Education & Communication department. This is the first time that students will be able to start the study programme in February. The new cohort will also be exposed to a new educational concept.
TU Delft signs contract with UNICAMP to host the TU Delft office in Brazil for coming 5 years
On 5 February 2019, Professor Marcelo Knobel, President of the largest technical university of Latin America in Campinas signed an agreement for collaboration with Professor Patricia Osseweijer, University Ambassador Brazil of TU Delft.
A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments
TU Delft researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. The new approach can significantly help architects and urban planners to incorporate photovoltaic (solar power) technology in their designs. The findings were presented on Monday 4 February in Nature Energy.
TU Delft continues to grow
The number of new students at TU Delft this academic year once again exceeds the previous year. In 2018, 5,929 students began studying at TU Delft: 3,971 started a Bachelor’s degree programme (BSc), 1,748 started a Master’s degree programme (MSc) and 210 students started a bridging programme. The 7% growth at TU Delft is slightly above the national trend of 5.3%. Today, Dutch universities publish their intake figures for the current academic year.
Stephanie Wehner wins Ammodo Science Award
Stephanie Wehner (QuTech/EEMCS) is one of the eight winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. Ammodo announced this today. The laureates each receive a sum of 300,000 euros. They can use this money in the coming years to explore new avenues in fundamental scientific research.
A ship with airbags
How do you prevent a maritime disaster such as the one five years ago with the Korean ferry Sewol? And how do you give passengers more time to safely disembark during a critical situation?
TU Delft students present eight innovative robots
A robot that removes weeds, a robot that journeys deep below the sea and a robot that can fish blue algae from the water. These, together with five other robots, will be on display at the demo day of the TU Delft Minor in Robotics on Thursday, 30 January 2018.
The TU Delft Solar Boat Team presents the design of the first Dutch solar boat for the open sea
For the first time in Dutch history, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team is taking the step to develop a solar boat for the sea. It will be a trimaran, a boat with three hulls, which will completely control the ocean on solar energy. On Tuesday evening, January 15, the team presented the new design of the boat. With this boat, they plan to win the world championship for solar boats in Monaco this summer and to break a world record by crossing The Channel as the fastest solar boat in the world.
New robotics fieldlab opens doors on TU Delft Campus
Another fieldlab has started on TU Delft Campus: RoboHouse. This fieldlab for advanced cognitive robotics is meant for companies and organisations that want to know how they can apply smart robots. Students can make use of the facilities as well.
The Hague worst hit in the case of extreme precipitation
A new precipitation index compares the risks that different cities face from extreme rainfall. In The Netherlands, The Hague will be affected most.