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400,000 participants in MOOCs at TU Delft

15 April 2015

A year and a half after the start of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at TU Delft, 400,000 people around the world have participated in a course or signed up for one that will start shortly. TU Delft is now offering 18 MOOCs and a number of courses are being run for the second time.Continue


SCOPE: ‘Land availability not a limiting factor on bioenergy’

15 April 2015

On 14 April 2015, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) launched its report on Bioenergy and Sustainability: Bridging the Gaps. The report is a collective effort with contributions from 137 researchers of 82 institutions in 24 countries. It concludes that land availability is not a limiting factor and that bioenergy can contribute to sustainable energy supplies even with...Continue


TU Delft research and symposium: Thorium in Molten Salt Reactors

18 March 2015

On Friday April 7th a symposium will be organized by the section Kerntechniek and Technische Fysica of KIVI, the Netherlands Nuclear Society and the Foundation Environment, Science and Policy about the possibilities of Thorium in Molten Salt ReactorsContinue


10 year anniversary BE-Basic Foundation

09 April 2015

BE-Basic Foundation (Biotechnology based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Consortium) celebrated its tenth anniversary during its annual symposium at the start of April. BE-Basic Foundation, originally coordinated by TU Delft, is an international public-private partnership that develops industrial biobased solutions to build a sustainable society. Continue


Hydrogen fuel cell car functions as power plant

07 April 2015

In the future, cars with hydrogen fuel cells will also be able to provide energy for homes and offices. These cars run on electricity that is generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. While the vehicle is parked, the fuel cell continues to produce electricity which can also be used to provide power to many houses. On Wednesday 8 April, Hyundai will present the IX35 FCEV type in the Netherlands. One of...Continue


Understanding the tensions between performance measurement systems and the medical profession

02 April 2015

Doctors regularly adopt a creative approach to recording diagnoses and treatment methods, but the reasons for this inappropriate use of the Diagnosis/Treatment Combination system (DBC) used in the Netherlands are not always financial in nature. This is according to Emiel Kerpershoek, who will defend his doctoral thesis on performance measurement systems in healthcare on Thursday 2 April.Continue


TU Delft opens new Process & Energy Lab

08 April 2015

On Wednesday 8 April, TU Delft (3mE faculty) will open its new Process & Energy and Delft Process Technology Institute Lab. Continue


Chopping up viral DNA and tracing atomic magnets (from TU Delta)

30 March 2015

Delft scientists received two grants last week from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) for research on the immune system of bacteria and on magnetism.Continue


Student Zaid Thanawala winner finals Shell Bachelor Master award

09 March 2015

On Wednesday March 25 Zaid Thanawala, student Sustainable Energy Technology at TU Delft, won the Shell Bachelor Master award for his master theses on efficient solar to hydrogen conversion.Continue


Sustainable-smart-resilient-low-carbon-eco-knowledge cities? Choose your label carefully

25 March 2015

Smart cities, eco cities, sustainable cities, intelligent cities. Researchers from TU Delft, Fudan University (China) and Westminster University (UK) conclude that it makes quite a difference which ‘label’ a metropolitan area chooses. This week they report on their findings in the Journal of Cleaner Production.Continue


Awards for open education courses at TU Delft

27 March 2015

This year, three TU Delft courses have won Awards for OpenCourseWare Excellence from the world-wide Open Education Consortium. This consortium is the largest international organisation in the field of open education. Hundreds of educational institutions and similar organisations that share course material freely via the internet are affiliated to the consortium. The awards will be presented at...Continue


TU Delft Symposium on Scientific Forecasting and Uncertainty (01/04)

30 March 2015

The future is uncertain. Forecasting (making scientifically based predictions) can reduce this uncertainty to some degree, but it can never eliminate it completely. Good risk management requires an adequate description of the uncertainties that remain. On Wednesday 1 April, TU Delft will host a symposium on the subject of new scientific techniques for describing uncertainties, and the methods...Continue


The Netherlands can play a leading role in the European energy market

24 March 2015

What will Europe look like in the year 2050? And most importantly, how can we start preparing now for major and complex changes in our energy infrastructure, while also ensuring that the Dutch economy continues to prosper? That is central question of The Delft Plan: the Netherlands as Europe’s Energy Gateway. The plan is TU Delft’s proposal to initiate a movement to harness the power of the...Continue


Velox V specialised for sprint (from TU Delta)

23 March 2015

The Human Power Team Velox 2015 presented their design for the new recumbent bike last Thursday. The student team chose to focus on the world speed record event next September. Continue


Grand Opening Bioprocess Pilot Facility

19 March 2015

On March 19th the first pretreatment of woodchips was started in the newly built pretreatment pilot plant in the new extension of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) in Delft. The BPF is an open access facility for scale up of sustainable production processes from labscale to commercial scale. TU Delft is one of its founders. Continue

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