Rector celebrates successes at TU/e Opening Academic Year

A steep student increase, scoring well in national and international rankings, extraordinary performances by the soccer and care robots in Brazil, and perhaps even an auxiliary branch in Den Bosch: Rector Hans van Duijn of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) explicitly touched upon the successes of TU/e in his speech for the Opening of the new Academic Year.

Van Duijn also revealed the possibility of the launch of a new Graduate School in Den Bosch as part of a partnership with Tilburg University. The auxiliary branch is to be an academic educational institution offering three master tracks: Data Science, Entrepreneurship, and Governance. The two universities will be conducting a feasibility study, mapping the ever-growing need for academic data scientists, entrepreneurs, and managers.

Prizes were awarded to Daniël Lakens for best Bachelor’s lecturer of the School of Innovation Sciences, and Associate Professor Zümbül Atan for best Master’s lecturer of Industrial Engineering. TU/e soccer robots and care robot AMIGO that landed a first and second place respectively at the World Cup this year were also put in the limelight and treated to flowers.

A total of approximately 2,600 new Bachelor, transition, and Master students have enrolled at TU/e this year.


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