12 Jan 2017 - UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE DOCTORAL CANDIDATE RESEARCHED 355 DILEMMAS EXPERIENCED BY MILITARY PERSONNEL
Through her research, doctoral candidate Miriam de Graaff identified 355 moral dilemmas experienced by servicemen and women of all ranks and all levels of experience with deployment.
9 Jan 2017 - Risk reduction of train accidents through daily after-work team reflection
A thirty-minute meeting of ProRail’s rail traffic management team at the end of every working day would significantly improve the way to deal with unexpected and unforeseen situations. There is a corresponding decline in the risk of (near) accidents. Team reflection sessions should be an integral part of the rail infrastructure operator’s corporate culture. This concludes Willy Siegel, based on his research into ‘Team reflection on weak resilience signals’.
21 Dec 2016 - Partners of cancer patients satisfied with web-based self-help intervention
Twenty to thirty percent of the partners of cancer patients suffer from psychological problems. This percentage is even higher if the patients in question are terminally ill. With this in mind, scientists from the University of Twente’s Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies and VU University Medical Center have developed a web-based self-help intervention for people in this situation. Nadine Köhle’s PhD research showed that the partners involved were satisfied with the intervention, and that it helped them to cope better with their situation.
13 Dec 2016 - Exploratory study: can big data improve education, and if so, how?
By making clever use of all available data from the field of education, it is theoretically possible to make education more effective and to help individual pupils and students get the most out of their educational experience. When it comes to utilizing big data, however, all kinds of practical, ethical, technical and legal aspects come into play. Researchers from the University of Twente are conducting an exploratory study to inventory the possibilities, opportunities and risks involved.
7 Dec 2016 - 40,000 waves improve sand transport models
Over the past few years, University of Twente PhD student Joep van der Zanden has created perfectly identical waves – 40,000 times – in a large ‘wave flume’ (channel) in Barcelona. Using advanced measurements, he investigated the effect of these waves on the sand at the bottom of the flume.
5 Dec 2016 - Don’t say yes to antibiotics too quickly!
Please be aware of antibiotic resistance, stresses researcher Nienke Beerlage from the University of Twente. “Think along with your doctor and do not allow yourself to be fobbed off immediately with antibiotics.”
30 Nov 2016 - No top marks in exact sciences for primary schoolers
Dutch primary schoolers in year 6 (9-10 years’ old) have not performed as well on an international mathematics and science test than in the preceding years
16 Nov 2016 - UT in five out of six 'Perspectief' projects
Cartilage repair, energy efficient Internet of Things, new ways of controlling light, better flood protection and a brain prosthesis that can give sight to the blind.