Next to our summer school courses you can also enjoy our festival programme built around the courses. The programme includes keynote speakers, entertainment and social activities!

Schedule - How is the day organized?

Our festival schedule gives you a good impression of how CuriousU is organized.

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the programme you choose. You’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. The evenings are devoted to the festival with plenty of fun and socializing.

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CuriousU: Main schedule

Day
Sightseeing around campus
Time:16:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide.

Sightseeing around campus
Time:21:00 - 22:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide.

Jogging around campus
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both!

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Jogging around campus
Time:15:00 - 16:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both!

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Explore the campus
Time:20:00 - 22:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Explore the campus with your new friends.

Lunch: blind tasting & nitrogen ice cream
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can do a blind tasting and eat some nitrogen ice cream. There will also be piñata's and some sticks to smash them!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Escape room
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

During the 3rd evening you can try to get out of an escape room.

Breakfast & keynote: Jose E. Ramirez-Marquez
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 15-08

Dr. Ramirez-Marquez has been a researcher all his life with an interest in developing computational techniques to solve a variety of problems. His research efforts are currently focused on the reliability analysis and optimization of complex systems, the development of mathematical models for sensor networks operational effectiveness, the computational analysis of resilience and, the development of evolutionary optimization algorithms. He will give a talk about future trends in smart city research.

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Silent disco
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

Plug in your headphones and dance!

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 15-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 22-08

The last day. Check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 22-08

Have a breakfast first.

Beach party
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 16-08

Play some beach volleyball and dance to the music of Odem Ska and Reggae Band!

Dinner: BBQ
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 16-08

Bring along your flip-flops, because you'll have an amazing barbecue this evening.

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols!

Breakfast & keynote: Bram Nauta
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 16-08

Bram Nauta is a professor in Electrical Engineering at the UT and he can tell you everything about chips and circuits. He invented the Nauta Circuit. This invention came to his mind while he was taking a swim. He quickly went out of the pool and asked for pen and paper. Nauta will talk about his invention.

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Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 17-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Lunch: C- your future
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll get introduced to the courses that are being teached at the University of Twente.

Grolsch Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 17-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 18-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 18-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll do some typical Dutch games.

Band night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 18-08

Baby blue is returning to CuriousU! Last year it was a big succes.

Breakfast & keynote: Lee Vinsel
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 18-08

Lee Vinsel is an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He studied Philosophy and History of Technology. He will give a talk about maintenance and innovation in our current society. Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for most lives it is maintenance that matters more.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 18-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 18-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 18-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Free day / city trip etc.
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 19-08

This is your day off. You can e.g. do a city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 19-08

Have a breakfast first.

Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 19-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 20-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast.

Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 20-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 20-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 20-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 20-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote: Llewelyn van Zyl
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 14-08

Llewelyn van Zyl is an industrial psychologist. He has a passion for online positive psychological interventions. Van Zyl is on top of his profession, working as a specialist and consultant, and is currently serving as president of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA). He will give a talk about happiness. Read more about Van Zyl.

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Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 21-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast.

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 21-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2017 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 21-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 21-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Lunch: labtour
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 21-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you can have a tour across all the labs on campus.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 21-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

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Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 21-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Speakers

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. All fired up, you can then get started on the morning session of your course for the day.

Entertainment

During CuriousU we will be offering entertainment for you to relax and have an even better time at our summer school!

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Social Activities

We invite you to enrich your summer school experience by taking part in the social side of things, from day trips to sports and social gatherings. These activities provide the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your classmates better and to meet international students from other courses!

It overcame all expectations by a million times. I would definitely love to attend it againKarina Veklenko (former participant)

Sport

With your CuriousU ticket you can enter the UT Sport Centre on campus for free. This building has sports halls, a large gym, a dojo and an indoor pool. On campus you can find is a new running track, an outdoor pool with water heated by solar energy and  a variety of different sports fields. We even have an outdoor climbing wall (29 meters high).

Tell your friends about CuriousU

Do you think your friends will be interested in CuriousU? Tell them about our summer school!

campus & University of twente

The campus of the University of Twente is located on the outskirts of Enschede, at fifteen minutes cycling from the city centre. 

3,000 researchers and 10,000 students are working and studying at the campus. All education and research buildings can be found here. Next to that, the campus has student residences and staff accommodationsports fields, shops, a pub and a library. In short: it has everything a university needs.

Did you know that the University of Twente…

  • according to lifehack.org belongs to the best 25 universities in Europe (ranked no.7 out of 25)
  • provides an internet connection of 1 gigabit per second and a campus-wide wifi network
  • lies in the heart of Europe
  • is home to MESA+, one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes
  • has been crowned most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands
  • is the finish line of the biggest relay race in the world the ‘Batavierenrace’

Read more about the campus!

Practical INFO & Registration

Read more information about the registration fee and accommodation options.