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2 Oct 2013 - University of Twente opens her doors to the public You are all invited to visit the campus on October 5th, from 11:00 till 16:00 hrs. MIRA proudly presents her research via lectures and (interactive) demonstrations. Some of our labs will be open as well. We are looking  forward to meeting you there. 2 Oct 2013 - Vote now to help the UT team win the Academische Jaarprijs Voting has started for the Academische Jaarprijs 2013. You can now cast your vote for the team from the University of Twente and help them to win the Public Award, which will secure them a place in the Nationale Wetenschapsquiz, a televised science quiz. The main prize is € 100,000, which the winning team can use for implementing the communication plan submitted. 30 Sep 2013 - Newsletter CTCTrap The EU FP7health sponsored CTCTrap consortium develops technology to isolate and characterize tumor cells circulating in the blood of cancer patients. Here you can read the the latest CTCTrap Newsletter. 26 Sep 2013 - Apply until 15 October for the EU Prize for Women Innovators! After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have developed outstanding innovations and brought them to market. 29 Aug 2013 - First MSc University of Twente Excellence Trajectories Start The University of Twente will start pilots this academic year for three university-wide excellence trajectories in the master phase. Through the excellence trajectories, UT can offer talented masters' students the opportunity to further develop their skills in the fields of organization, research, or design. The excellence trajectories focus on master's students who are outstanding in their fields. Interested students can apply for selection until 1 October 2013. 29 Aug 2013 - New treatment of pain in diabetics There are about a million people in the Netherlands with diabetes. Approximately 15% of these patients suffer from chronic pain. This is burning or stinging pain caused by abnormal function of nerve endings, most likely partially due to poor circulation. Cecile de Vos, PhD student at the University of Twente and a medical physicist working at Medisch Spectrum Twente hospital, studied the effect of spinal cord stimulation treatment which had not been applied to these patients. De Vos: "The new method shows great promise for diabetics. Due to the treatment, the pain intensity has decreased from an average of eight to two and the pain has become manageable. Diabetic patients are able to sleep again and perform their daily activities. This has greatly improved their quality of life."
30 Jul 2013 - Open House on 5 October: “Safety, especially with science” On Saturday, 5 October from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the University of Twente is organising an Open House for young and old. During the Open House, there are plenty of activities on campus organised to give visitors the the best possible picture of the world of science and education.  5 Jul 2013 - IJzerman appointed as acting Scientific Director of MIRA Prof. Maarten IJzerman has been appointed as acting Scientific Director of MIRA as of 1 September 2013. This temporary appointment is as yet for half a year.