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Kim Bakker

science editor

Kim (1994) writes about science for Delta and Delft Matters as well as everything connected to TU Delft and student life. As a real social sciences person, she sometimes feels a bit out of place on the TU Delft campus. Kim studied Dutch and journalism in Leiden, where she still lives.

Campus

Delta was awarded two prizes for the best journalistic work within higher education media on 6 June. Delta received the so-called Kring Awards for an investigative story on social unsafety at the Innovation & Impact Centre (I&IC) that caused much controversy in April and an interview with planetary researcher Daphne Stam, who left TU Delft out of discontent.

Off campus
After last year's success, the second edition of the Liberation Festival will take place on the Doelenplein this year. On Liberation Day, which is 5 May, naturally. Organiser is Delft Vrij Foundation, in collaboration with six students. Between 1 PM and midnight, all kinds of artists will perform on the square. 'From big band to
Off campus
Update 1 May 2024 The professor in question is Corinne Hofman, Dutch newspaper NRC reported (in Dutch) on Wednesday based on interviews with insiders. Sources within the university also confirmed to Leiden university magazine Mare (in Dutch) that Hofman is involved. She is a professor of archaeology and was dean of the archaeology faculty between
Off campus
Delft student Max Pelsma (23) was honoured with the Erepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon (English: medal for humanitarian assistance) at the town hall in Delft on Tuesday. He was presented with the medal by mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt for rescuing a woman from the water earlier this year. On 18 January, the student saw a car
Campus

The Students and Staff for Safety pressure group does not believe that the current Executive Board can pick up the pieces and make good. The pressure group was specially set up in connection with the social safety issue, and it wrote this in a statement on Thursday.

Science

For the last time, a researcher from the GSE Department earns a doctoral degree for research into oil production. It was a long journey to this point, says the Department Chair. “If we would continue oil-based research, we would uphold the status quo. But don’t say we should not work with the fossil fuel industry at all.”

Campus

For the first time, one of the spaces in the EEMCS Faculty bears the name of a woman. It is Johanna Manders, one of the first women to graduate in Electrical Engineering. ‘If the name attracts just one young women to come and study here, the goal has been achieved.’

Science
TU Delft has been ranked 40th in the annual Times World Reputation Ranking. This makes it the highest ranked Dutch university, and the shared ninth in Europe. Times Higher Education establishes the list order based on a survey of established scientists. It is therefore about the image that scholars at universities worldwide have of other
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  Work from home advice due to air conditioning problems     Just when temperatures outside are rising, the air conditioning in some TU Delft building has stopped working. At least in the TU Delft Library and the A-wing of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM), the climate control has largely failed this…

Education

Still institutional rate for refugee student     Refugee students without residence permits will continue to have to pay institutional tuition fees in the coming years, a narrow majority in the Dutch Parliament decided on Tuesday.   Students awaiting a residence permit are considered ‘international students’, which means that they are not eligible for the…

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It is final: the basic grant is returning     The Senate voted on Tuesday 6 June unanimously for the return of the basic grant. This means that from the coming academic year, students will once again be entitled to a monthly allowance that’s not a loan.   The basic grant for HBO and WO…

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Erik Scherff appointed new CIO of TU Delft     The Executive Board (CVB) of TU Delft has appointed Erik Scherff as the new director of ICT, also known as Chief Information Officer (CIO), with effect from 1 August. The Executive Board announced this in an e-mail to TU Delft employees. Scherff succeeds Han Derkx,…

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Will Delft break the pipetting world record?  The board of the Delft study association for nanobiology Hooke. (photo: S.V.N.B. Hooke)     Transferring fifty milliliters of liquid from one cup to the other within five minutes with a pipette, with at least 250 people at the same time. That is what it takes to break…

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Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke) Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar zijn, dacht de Delftse…

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  Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke)   Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar…

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Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke) Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar zijn, dacht de Delftse…

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Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke) Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar zijn, dacht de…

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Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke) Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar zijn, dacht de…

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  Het bestuur van de Delftse studievereniging voor nanobiologie Hooke. (foto: S.V.N.B. Hooke) Met minstens 250 mensen tegelijkertijd binnen vijf minuten met een pipet vijftig mililiter vloeistof  van het ene naar het andere bekertje verplaatsen. Dat is er voor nodig om het wereldrecord pipetteren te verbreken. Moet haalbaar zijn, dacht…

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TU Delft eighth on SustainaBul sustainability ranking      An earlier demonstration by action group End Fossil at TU Delft. (Photo: Nikita Ham)     TU Delft came in eighth at the annual SustainaBul sustainability ranking. Just like last year, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is the winner.   Since 2012, the SustainaBul…

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  Supervisory Board has a new member     As of June 1, Tennet CEO Manon van Beek will join the Supervisory Board of TU Delft, the Executive Board (CvB) announced on Monday in an e-mail to TU staff. Van Beek was nominated by the Works Council and the Student Council, after which she was…