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16 Feb 2015 - Pioneers in health care innovation fund: summaries of winning projects In addition to the earlier notification on the Pioneers in Health care innovation fund, the summaries of of all winning projects are now available here.
16 Feb 2015 - MIRA’s professor Bob Pinedo highlighted in Arts en Auto Read all about MIRA’s professor Bob Pinedo in the interview published in Arts en Auto magazine.

13 Feb 2015 - Vici grants of €1.5 million for Herman van der Kooij and Allard Mosk UT researchers Herman van der Kooij and Allard Mosk are to receive Vici grants of €1.5 million, announced the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research today. Van der Kooij will use his grant for research into a flexible robotic suit that will offer paralysed people support so that they can walk. Mosk will use the grant for research into retrieving information about images from diffused light.
10 Feb 2015 - Stefano Stramigioli in University of the Netherlands Daily this week, professor Stefano Stramigioli (EWI/RAM) will keep lectures in the 'University of the Netherlands', a Dutch TV programme and internet lectures. His lectures on Robotics were recorded in December 2014, in Club Air Amsterdam. At the 'University of the Netherlands' the best professors of the country will give a daily lecture on the internet. From 9 February on, the lectures of Stefano Stramigioli can be seen on www.universiteitvannederland.nl, YouTube, Volkskrant), and on TV at the NTR, AT5 and the Ziggo-channel. 27 Jan 2015 - Technical Medicine has become full-fledged discipline Last week, the two-hundredth Technical Medicine student graduated from the University of Twente. What started in 2003 with two words on paper – 'Technical' and 'Medicine' – has now developed, in 2015, to become a full-fledged discipline. The demand for trainees exceeds the supply, the medical community has passionately embraced the Technical Physicians and the professional perspectives of the graduates are more than good. Since 2014, the government has recognized the competencies of the profession, by means of its addition to the Healthcare Professionals Act ('wet BIG'), and graduates are authorized to independently treat patients. 22 Jan 2015 - Dutch engineers popular with US companies Many alumni of the three technical universities (Twente, Delft and Eindhoven) work in the United States. These universities recently began setting up joint local alumni chapters in places such as Boston, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Houston. With over 3,000 members in the US, the network of these Dutch alumni is very impressive. For example, the worldwide network of Dutch alumni is larger than the alumni network of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  9 Jan 2015 - Publication in Biophysical Journal This week, Biophysical Journal has published an article by dr.ir. Claas Willem Visser (postdoc at the research group Physics of Fluids) et al., on Quantifying Cell Adhesion through Impingement of a Controlled Microjet. In this work, the shear stress exerted by the jet on the impingement surface in the micrometer-domain has been both modelled and measured, and has subsequently been correlated to jet-induced cell detachment. For the article, click here. 18 Dec 2014 - UT successful in European ICT projects Six University of Twente proposals, totalling  over 2.5 million euros, have been approved in the latest round of Horizon 2020 research projects of the European Commission, in the field of ICT. For this, the University of Twente is collaborating with research institutes, government bodies and businesses throughout Europe.