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!

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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.

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 2017 - festival schedule

Day
Welcome dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

We will arrange a welcome dinner in the evening.

Jogging and sightseeing around campus
Time:15:00 - 17:00
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 

Meet-up
Time:20:00 - 22:00
Day:Sun. 13-08

Get to know each other during this first night. 

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

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: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.

Check our courses.

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

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!

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.

Meer informatie
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!

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.

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 :-)

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

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

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

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: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 :-)

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.

Meer informatie
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
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 18-08

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

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.

Meer informatie
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 :-)

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.

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

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

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

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 14-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme.

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

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

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.

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

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

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.

Meer informatie
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.

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

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

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.

Meer informatie

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