International week ends

After a week of fun, games, practical activities (and rain), TU Delft’s international office hosted a closing ceremony and multi-cultural party for the approximately eight hundred new internationals students who are now beginning their study programmes at TU Delft.

This event was held last Thursday in the Zuid Serre of the faculty of Architecture, marking an end to the 2010 International Introduction Week, which this year featured a variety of project workshops and lectures on working in multi-cultural teams, the educational system and services, and improving presentation techniques, as well as various ‘survival activities’ aimed at helping newcomers learning to cope with and adapt to their new lives in the Netherlands.

But if that sounds boring compared to the drunken hijinks the Dutch undergraduate students were getting up to during their Owee introduction week parties, rest assured the 2010 International Introduction Week also tried to show the new students a good time, starting with a welcome party and ending with a multi-culti party, with in between a slew of activities ranging from a city rally across Delft and photo contests, to salsa workshops.
The closing ceremony and multi-cultural event kicked off with speeches by Elco van Noort, head of the international office, and professor Karel Luyben, the university’s rector, before ending with good live music and lots of free beer.

Professor Okka Bosgra has been made an ‘Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau’, a Dutch royal honor bestowed upon him for his services to education and research in the field of measurement technology and instrumentation science during his 41-year career at TU Delft. Bosgra is professor of control engineering in the Delft Centre for Systems and Control department of the faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.

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