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CuriousU 2020 (CANCELLED) International summer school

The University of Twente is combining High Tech and Human Touch in its most ultimate form: a festival style summer school where you can attend high tech courses and experience the only American style campus in the Netherlands. CuriousU is CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS

During an inspiring summer week, our campus will be your home. We will offer you courses in some of our key research topics from beginner to advanced level all while giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a festival environment. Meet likeminded people from all over the world.

Participation Fee

Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

More information can be found at our summer school CuriousU website.

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Summer courses

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  • True Climate Change

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Worldwide, climate has become an everyday news item. From wildfires in Australia, heatwaves in Europe, flooding in Dubai to famine in Southern Africa. Learn more about climate change in this course.
  • Circular Cities and Sustainability

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Cities represent an extremely resources demanding unit that causes (in)direct environmental impacts: Circular Economy principles promote the conservation of these natural resources.
  • Risk Management

    certificate2 ECTS100% English
    Risk management aims to identify those risks that can lead to business failure and to implement effective strategies to manage them.
  • Design the Future

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    New advances in technology are shaping the ways we act as societies, raising new needs and problems. Designers need to think about the future and use technology to respond to these challenges.
  • EntrepreneurialU

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    The challenges modern society is facing requires people to seize opportunities, innovate, initiate and co-create impactful solutions. Learn the skills you need to become an entrepreneur of tomorrow.
  • English for Academic Purposes

    certificate10 days125 Hours100% English
    The use of English is becoming increasingly widespread in the academic world, so it is essential to understand academic English well. This course will help you achieve that goal!
  • Evaluating Future Health Technologies

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    New medical technologies keep emerging. To make informed decisions on the development of these technologies, early assessments are needed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of new devices or drugs.
  • Exploring the Dutch identity: Education, History, Culture and Art

    certificate10 days125 Hours100% English
    This course will offer you a taste of the country, education, culture and history and help you get a full picture of how your student life may look like if you decide to study in The Netherlands.
  • Finance Bootcamp for Smart Businesses

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    In a changing world, knowledge of financial management makes a difference as it contributes to smartly managing investments & financing decisions, earning profit and realising business goals.
  • Gis & Earth Observation

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    This course will walk you through the fundamental aspects of land spatial modelling and combine aspects of Geographic information systems and remote observation simultaneously.
  • Health and Happiness

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Learn about different applications and methods of how to improve happiness and well-being and also develop you own interventions, through interactive methods and challenge based learning.
  • Industry 4.0 Disruptive technologies

    certificate2 ECTS100% English
    The progress in technology is continuously creating big waves of change that ten years ago many people couldn’t even imagine.
  • Leaders of Innovation and Impact

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Become a change agent and leader of innovation and impact by developing the essential skills to host workshops with peers and share knowledge within an interactive educational setting.
  • New materials make the difference

    certificate10 days2 ECTSFull-time100% English
    The introduction of new technologies, for example with regard to sustainability, almost always involves the question of which materials should be chosen.
  • Personalised eHealth Technology

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    The use of Information and Communication Technologies in healthcare (eHealth) is a promising strategy to improve healthcare worldwide and create sustainable and innovative solutions for chronic.
  • Robot Interaction Design Experience

    none10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Explore robotics design, ideation methods, brainstorming and low-fi prototyping, scenario based design, mid-fi prototyping, playtesting and high-fi prototyping using (social) robot hardware.
  • Smart Cities

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    Study Smart Cities through the lens of sustainable energy, climate change and discover smart ways to deal with the challenges caused by the growing needs of our world and society.
  • Technology & Society

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    This course will help you understand, evaluate and get a clear view on the options and limitations of the conscious shaping of technology in a socially and ethically responsible way.
  • The role of citizens in the energy transition

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    The way that the energy transition takes place is important for us citizens because it shapes our future in many ways. This future is about secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy.
  • Water

    certificate10 days2 ECTS100% English
    With growing population, climate change and new contaminants, water challenges are omnipresent. This course discusses and compares technologies that provide potential solutions to these problems.
CuriousU 2020 (CANCELLED) International summer school