8 Feb 2018 - UT researcher to receive PhD for research into phishing
Elmer Lastdrager spent six years studying various aspects of phishing for his PhD at the University of Twente. This included analysing 700,000 phishing emails. ‘The recipients of these emails decide if they are trustworthy primarily based on the content, sender and length of the email, but pay little attention to the technical aspects.’ Lastdrager will be awarded a PhD for his research on 9 February.
10 Jan 2018 - University of Twente partner of an excellence science robotics consortium
The University of Twente, as partner of the TERRINet consortium, kicked-off the financed project. This group of top research institutions makes high quality infrastructure available to researchers in Europe and worldwide for robotics experiments. The initiative is part of the excellent science pillar of Horizon 2020 (the EU programme for research and innovation which also finances the ERC-grant). The UT is the only Dutch participant.
12 Dec 2017 - UT student Joachim Koot wins Unilever Research Prize
On the 7th of December the annual Unilever Research Prizes were presented to the winners. Unilever awards these prizes to show its appreciation for high-level research that is taught at Dutch universities. This year, UT student Joachim Koot won with his computer simulation model of bloodstreams of patients who are receiving ECMO treatment (a technique which provides temporary extracorporeal respiratory and cardiac support). Thirteen students in total received a € 2,500 prize yesterday as well as a glass sculpture, The Ovum, by artist Elly Rosseel.
7 Dec 2017 - The UT has the highest impact in the Netherlands, and has once again been named the most entrepreneurial university
On 7 December 2017, the University of Twente was voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands for the third time. Moreover, the UT is the university with the greatest impact in the Netherlands. This was clear from the sum of results from four categories: How entrepreneurial the university is, how strong its collaboration with the practical field is, how well it communicates via public media, and how involved in public debate the university is. Across all the categories, the University of Twente achieved the highest score, and thus – measured per researcher – the university has the greatest impact in the Netherlands.
24 Nov 2017 - One Minute Madness Award winners @CTIT symposium 2017
Research institute CTIT congratulates the One Minute Madness Prize winners
8 Nov 2017 - UT and partners receive award for the largest 3D-printed ship propeller in the world
Last week marked the twelfth time that Computable magazine presented the most prestigious IT awards in the Netherlands to organisations, projects and persons who stood out over the course of this past year. In the category “SME IT Project of the Year,” the project that produced the largest 3D-printed ship propeller in the world won the award. This enormous propeller is the result of a collaboration between RAMLAB, shipbuilder Damen, IBM, Materials Innovation Institute (M2i) and the Universities of Twente and Delft.
1 Nov 2017 - Online interventions successfully reduce post-cancer fatigue
Severe fatigue is one of the most common complaints after cancer. About 20 to 40 percent of those who have successfully completed cancer treatments struggle with this problem. The ‘Fitter na Kanker (fitter after cancer) study shows that two online interventions are proving to be successful in reducing complaints of severe chronic fatigue.
12 Oct 2017 - UT researcher attacks colleagues
In the field of online security, time and again human beings are the weakest link. PhD candidate Jan-Willem Bullee conducted several 'social attacks' at the University of Twente and examined the effectiveness of the countermeasures. He obtained a number of remarkable results: a personalized phishing e-mail is 50% more effective. Forty percent of employees installed potentially malicious software following a fake phone call. And education works, provided that not too much time passes between providing the information and the attack itself.