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Technological science is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. This unique scientific path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.


20 Mar 2015 - Twente companies accompanied by royal couple on mission to northern Germany On 19 and 20 March 2015, Twente combined its forces and took part in a national mission to northern Germany. Today’s discussions between Dutch and German entrepreneurs were most unusual in that they took place in the presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. This was a memorable experience. The participation of the royal couple opens doors - such as those of the German company Dräger in Lübeck where the discussions were held. 12 Mar 2015 - Ijzerman nominated for President Elect of ISPOR Maarten IJzerman, chairman of the Health Technology and Services Research (HTSR) department and professor at the University of Twente, has been nominated for the position of President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). The international scientific association promotes research into the effectiveness of medical technology and medicines, with the focus being on the economic health benefits and the impact on the patient. ISPOR contributes further by ensuring that this research provides useful information for healthcare. IJzerman, already a member of the Board of Directors, hopes to contribute to the goals of ISPOR with his candidacy for the coming three years. 9 Mar 2015 - Announcement Concert against Rheumatism On 29 May, the Concert Against Rheumatism will take place on the initiative of Joke Bleumink (herself an amateur violinist, who started building violins when rheumatism made it impossible for her to play). The proceeds from ticket sales will be devoted entirely to the research by MIRA’s professor Marcel Karperien into the arthritis plaster. You are cordially invited to attend this evening at Paleis het Loo to enjoy a unique concert. Specially for this occasion, the musicians from the Valerius Ensemble of HET Symfonie Orkest will exchange their own instruments for the violins and cello built by Joke.

Tickets costing € 50 can be ordered here (in Dutch): http://www.utwente.nl/ufonds/benefiet-kaarten-bestellen/bestellen.shtml

You can read more about this initiative on: http://www.utwente.nl/ufonds/artrose/ (in Dutch).
4 Mar 2015 - Video-competition: Science in twenty seconds Is it possible to summarize scientific research in a film lasting just twenty seconds? The only answer to that is: Yes. The 20 Seconds Science video-competition at the University of Twente was rounded off this week. Scientists from the MESA+ and MIRA scientific institutes accepted the challenge to create extremely short films in which they presented their research in a way that people could appreciate. This resulted in a total of 26 attractive short films, many of them with a touch of humour. There were prizes for three of them. 20 Feb 2015 - Marloes Letteboer appointed managing director of MIRA Marloes Letteboer is the new managing director of the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute. She will succeed Martijn Kuit, who held the position for nearly six years.