28 Mar 2014 - EIT ICT Labs Call For Proposals 2015 now open!
EIT ICT Labs Call for Proposals 2015 now open.
The submission deadline is May 16, 2014, at 6pm CET.
27 Mar 2014 - English sinks in better with pop music
Recent research from the University of Twente shows that studying the English language is easier for pupils when pop music is being used. In addition, the pupils are more motivated as a result. The Groove.me teaching method was examined for this purpose. Groove.me is the first global teaching method that enables children to learn English with pop music.
19 Mar 2014 - University of Twente Tool Makes Scanning the Internet for Illegal Images Possible
Researchers at the University of Twente have developed a system that makes it possible to scan traffic on the Internet for illegal photographs. The system can, for example, help trace child pornography on the Internet without infringing on the privacy of Internet users. Internet service providers could use the tool to keep their network 'clean'.
17 Mar 2014 - NS start pilot met reisplanner van UT spin-off Q-Able
De NS start op woensdag 12 maart een proef met de reisplanner die ontwikkeld is door UT-onderzoeker Kien Tjin-Kam-Jet en spin-off Q-Able. In deze vereenvoudigde reisplanner hoef je nog maar één zoekveld in te vullen. Bij het invullen van bijvoorbeeld ‘overmorgen om 11 uur van Enschede naar Utrecht’ geeft de planner de juiste treintijden. Ook het invullen van twee adressen is mogelijk. De publieke uitrol door de NS vormt de grote doorbraak voor het werk van Tjin-Kam-Jet, die in december promoveerde binnen het onderzoeksinstituut CTIT van de Universiteit Twente.
3 Mar 2014 - The WISE Awards 2014
Innovative Education Practice Awards recognizing project for their transformative impact upon education and societies.
21 Feb 2014 - Robot from Twente opens AEX stock exchange by sounding gong
A robot has officially opened the AEX stock exchange in Amsterdam for the first time in its history. On Monday, 24 February, a robot from the University of Twente (UT) sounded the gong, opening the largest stock exchange in the Netherlands. The sounding of the gong by the robotic arm was to symbolize the cooperation between Shell and the UT in the PETROBOT project. In the long term, the intention is for robots to replace people in the inspection of pressure vessels and storage tanks in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry. Prof Stefano Stramigioli of the UT is a scientific adviser for the project, along with his Swiss counterpart, Prof Roland Siegward. Gerald Schotman, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Innovation and R&D, was at the opening ceremony to represent Shell.
7 Feb 2014 - UT spin-off SecurityMatters new supplier for Boeing
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has shown an interest in the monitoring and security system of the UT spin-off company SecurityMatters. Six years after founding the company, they have landed an important client with this deal. The security system is called SilentDefense ICS and is deployed by Boeing Information Solutions, a sister company of The Boeing Company.
4 Feb 2014 - Coach app gets lung patients moving
Encouraging physical activity is an essential objective in treating COPD (chronic lung disease), but current treatment methods do not manage to effectively improve patients' daily activity behaviour. This is because on the one hand, carers have too little awareness of the actual physical activity in patients' daily life and, on the other hand, there are no intensive treatments that continually help patients to become more active. The results of the University of Twente doctoral degree candidate, Monique Tabak, who is also a researcher with Roessingh Research and Development, show that awareness of an individual patient's pattern of activity and a smart activity coach on a smartphone make a positive contribution to improving the daily activity behaviour of COPD patients.