DEAN - A series of lectures on a Sustainable Future

Technological innovations are essential in the transition to a resilient, safe and sustainable future. In the beginning of October 2020, the Federation of Dutch technical research universities (4TU) organized the Techrede which was a call for innovation, action and cooperation to address the pressing challenges the world faces. The DEAN online world tour continues with three global virtual events highlighting unique changemakers among our TU researchers who are addressing this call by transforming healthcare, energy and food production. 

During these special interactive gatherings you will have a chance to learn more about what your universities are doing to change how we will live not only tomorrow but today while exploring the roles we can all play in realizing a better future. Join one or more of the events below to also meet fellow alumni from DEAN communities in Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner in your time zone it’s food for thought and we hope to see you!


Per tradition, our gathering concludes with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you, fellow alumni as well as alumni of the other technical universities will be mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations! Make sure to also bring some snacks and drinks.

What is DEAN?

Is the Dutch Engineers Alumni Network of TU Delft, UTwente, Wageningen University & Research and TU Eindhoven. It launched its activities in 2014 and now has active communities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.

By combining forces we achieve the critical mass necessary for keeping in touch with alumni abroad. This is an important group which does a lot in return for our universities in the form of guest lectures, study advice, mentoring, collaboration in research or funding of projects.