TU Delft students head to Florida with autonomous vessel
From 18 to 24 June 2018, the ‘Trident Delft’ team will be battling against student teams from all around the world in the International RoboBoat Competition in Daytona, Florida.
TU Delft helps develop digital ID for use on your phone
In addition to your passport and driving licence, a phone application that enables you to prove your identity quickly and securely and also offers even more privacy options could soon be possible. As part of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) has joined forces with the Netherlands Identity Data Agency (RvIG), a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Kingdom Relations (BZK), IDEMIA (the current manufacturer of Dutch passports) and law firm CMS, in developing an initial prototype for a digital stamp that could fulfil this purpose in the future. This digital identity is based on TU Delft’s innovative blockchain technology, known as Trustchain. The prototype was demonstrated at a BZK event held on 7 June. After the summer, a consumer trial of this technology will be launched in two Dutch municipalities.
4TU Resilience Engineering Centre officially launched
Large power failures or heavy storms demonstrate how vulnerable our infrastructure is. The four technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, and Wageningen University and Research) are joining forces in the field of Resilience Engineering. On 7 June, the plans for the centre have been explained during an international launch event in Rotterdam.
TU Delft ranks 52nd in QS World University Ranking
TU Delft is ranked in 52nd position in the new QS World University Ranking that has been published on 6 June, a rise of two positions compared with last year.
TU Delft Partners with Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Delft University of Technology today announced their participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.
Five Vidi grants for TU Delft: from zig-zagging through computational barriers to clay-like orthopaedic implants
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vidi grants worth EUR 800,000 to five researchers at TU Delft. A Vidi grant enables them to set up their own research group to develop their own innovative line of research.
No increase in losses in Europe from floods in the past 150 years
Extreme hydrological events are generally predicted to become more frequent and damaging in Europe due to warming climate. Researchers from TU Delft and Rice University (Houston) have now shown that, correcting for economic and demographic changes, there has been no increase in financial losses and fatalities from floods in the last 150 years. They have reported on their findings in Nature Communications.
TU Delft transforms school pupils into designers
Everyone can design – even school pupils are great designers, concludes Ianus Keller, lecturer in the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft. In collaboration with 17 primary schools in the future municipality of Altena, he encouraged almost 700 pupils from years 3 and 4 to think about the design of their school bag.
TU Delft maintains a shared 51-60th position in THE Reputation Rankings
In the new Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, TU Delft maintains a shared 51-60th position, just like in previous years. TU Delft is now the highest-ranking Dutch university on this list.
Ionica Smeets Alumnus of the year 2018 of the TU Delft
Mathematician and Professor of Science communication Ionica Smeets has been named Alumnus of the Year 2018. She was chosen by a jury, consisting of Tim van der Hagen (president of the Executive Board of the TU Delft) and Michael Wisbrun (president of the Delft University Fund), on recommendation of the EEMCS faculty, where Ionica received her degree in Applied Mathematics in 2005.