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21 Apr 2016 - Interrogation computers work ... if you believe they are human controlled Avatars can potentially make interrogations more efficient. However, a study by psychologists based at the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies, a University of Twente research institute, shows that they are only effective if the subjects under interrogation believe that the avatar is under human control. The study was published in Frontiers in Psychology, an open access journal.  18 Apr 2016 - Moritz Müller received internet thesis award Last Friday, the award ceremony for the internet thesis awards organized by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities will take place in Haarlem. Moritz Müller, a graduate of the EIT Digital Master’s programme in Security and Privacy, will receive the thesis award in the ‘Internet and Engineering Sciences’ category. Mr Müller studied at the University of Trento in Italy during the first year of his programme and completed his studies at the University of Twente. 15 Apr 2016 - News on ERC grants Please find below a summary of the current info on European Research Council (ERC) calls and preparation. Please distribute as appropriate, namely: 14 Apr 2016 - NWO-Call: Human Capital: Professional Games for Professional Skills Pre-proposals (Creative Technology) Researchers and partners may apply for grants to finance research into Professional Games for Professional Skills that will raise the level of human capital in the Netherlands. The project design logically involves an actual educational or professional training context applying virtual reality or games. The company or institution that houses this context can be designated as ‘user’ of the project results. 13 Apr 2016 - UT alumna Dr. Litska Strikwerda has won the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum dissertation award Dr. Litska Strikwerda, who completed her dissertation at the University of Twente in 2014, has won the Stichting Praemium Erasmianum dissertation award.  She is one of five your researchers in the Netherlands to win the award, and her dissertation was selected out of 42 dissertations that were submitted by Dutch universities in the fields of humanities, social sciences and law. The prize consists of an award of € 3000,-. 13 Apr 2016 - Twente’s Robird to make its first flight at airports Twente’s Robird made its first flights at an airport location. Weeze Airport in Germany, just across the Dutch border near Nijmegen, served as the test site for this life-like robotic falcon developed by Clear Flight Solutions, a spin-off company of the University of Twente. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing plants. 12 Apr 2016 - Work begins on the next EU research programme.... European Commission is to launch a public consultation on the successor to Horizon 2020 in the autumn, Robert-Jan Smits, director-general for research and innovation, tells the Science|Business annual conference. This will be the EU’s ninth R&D programme 6 Apr 2016 - Call for Proposals 3rd Phase Top Technology Twente programme, impulse PhD-students As you know the UT started “Top Technology Twente: UT impulse program” as of 2015. The UT is committed to expanding and enhancing its partnership with the business community in the coming years. To that end, the UT is investing in scientific research programs with strong, concrete industrial interest that intersect the areas of expertise in which the university excels.