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2 Mar 2016 - Prof. Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/DACS) appointed as Chairman of COMMIT2Data Prof. Boudewijn Haverkort (EWI/DACS) has been appointed as Chairman of Commit2Data, the national research and innovation programme. First of all, he will take care of setting up the governance structure, the execution of the programme and the daily management of Commit2Data. The aim of the programme is to develop exciting and impressive ICT-solutions for Big Data issues in the coming years, and to implement these within a increasing amount of Topsectors. More information (in Dutch). 1 Mar 2016 - Computer Science UT scores highest on quality and impact The quality of University of Twente’s Computer Science research is excellent and the societal impact is ‘impressive’, says the international review committee that reviewed nine Dutch universities. Of these nine, UT is the only university with the highest scores on quality and relevance to society. UT’s computer scientists have “world-leading competencies in the ability to do multi-disciplinary research”. The committee furthermore admires the number of spinoff companies as well as the successes in acquiring external funding. 29 Feb 2016 - Call for proposals: Accelerator: Knowledge and Innovation for a competitive logistics sector The Call for Proposals for Accelerator: Knowledge and Innovation for a competitive logistics sector (NWO/TKI Dinalog) has been opened recently (information in Dutch). 29 Feb 2016 - Best Paper Award for Lamia Elloumi At the 9th International Conference on Health Informatics/BIOSTEC 2016, held in Rome, Italy, 21-23 February 2016, Lamia Elloumi, Margot Meijerink, Bert-Jan van Beijnum and Hermie Hermens of the TeleMedicine group received the Best Paper Award for their publication: "ICT-mediated Community Coaching to Improve Physical Activity". 26 Feb 2016 - NWO funding for Data-driven research for banking & insurance Currently, a call has been opened for "Data-driven research for banking & insurance". It is part of NWO Exact Sciences. 25 Feb 2016 - New Call for NWO Top-subsidies NWO recently opened a new Call for NWO Top-subsidies for free research within the Exact Sciences. There are 2 compartments: 24 Feb 2016 - FET Proactive funding Opportunities The aim is to mature four novel areas (with a total of 10 related subtopics) by working towards structuring emerging communities and supporting the design and development of transformative research themes. 24 Feb 2016 - Erwin Hans nominated ‘Teacher of the year’ Last year, UT professor Erwin Hans was named best teacher at the University of Twente. This week, the ISO (Dutch National Students’ Association) announced he is also one of five nominees for the national Teacher of the Year award. The ISO organizes the election to draw positive attention to inspiring teachers and the teaching profession.