Successful début of CuriousU summer school
A summer school unlike any other. A summer school where students from all over the world get together for a week to acquire knowledge about the important themes that make the UT so strong. To let them learn in the relaxed atmosphere of a festival and thus, in a unique way, introduces them to the UT. That was the idea. And .... it worked: from 11 to 18 August, no less than 180 enthusiastic participants from as many as 28 different countries were able to have a unique experience at the very first edition of CuriousU summer school.
Enjoying the secrets of illusionist Victor Mids.
Inspirational speech by Yori Kamphuis.
The result of collaboration
For months, more than 100 instructors and staff have worked exceedingly hard to put together a very contextually strong programme and organize everything around it. The entire organization has contributed to this. And, moreover, let us not forget the dozens of student assistants who helped in many areas.
A successful set-up
Given the positive reactions and the facial expressions of the participants during the week, we can conclude that our set-up has succeeded. We were also, once again, able to make use of the possibilities offered by our campus. The large tents at the event site and the 'camp-ground' on the adjacent field provided an immediate festive atmosphere. Added to this, the performances by inspirational speakers and the many activities completed the picture.
Excursion Smart Cities.
Experimenting with 3D printers.
Important step in the internationalization
This summer school is the first step in the internationalization vision. With the realization of CuriousU, we are again a step closer to achieving our international ambitions, as expressed in Vision2020. We hope that the participants have become ambassadors of CuriousU and the UT. We are confident that we will see them at one of our master's programmes.
CuriousU summer school in a nutshell
CuriousU summer school took place from 11 - 18 August 2015 on the University of Twente campus. The initiative originated from ideas that arose during the 2014 'Create the UT of Tomorrow'. Additional information can be found at www.utwente.nl/curiousu. Find more pictures at Facebook.