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Building LINQ: “A great experience”

“You quickly learn how the electrician or carpenter reads your construction drawings, you learn how a contractor works and that things may go differently than planned,” student of architecture, but most of all spokesperson of the student team VIRTUe, Michiel Derikx says. The TU/e has eleven student teams that focus on the challenges of the future such as energy, health, and mobility. During the Dutch Technology Week, the student teams will present themselves on 8th and 9th of June. Derikx gives us an insight into how such a student team ‘works’. Want to know more about this project? Read Students...

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Brainport promises to double number of Tech-graduates

Two new Technology Masters at Fontys In a 200-signature document, the Brainport region agreed to double the number of graduates in technology and IT by 2025. This is desperately needed because of the great shortage of technicians on the labour market. Brainport, because of the role of the high-tech manufacturing industry, is extra vulnerable in this area. Fontys chair and Brainport board member Nienke Meijer will officially present the agreements on Monday at the opening of Dutch Technology Week. For the signatories of the Brainport Talent & Skills Agreement, the agreement is a concrete follow-up to the Brainport National Action...

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The children’s lectures by Maarten Steinbuch

A dinosaur robot in his hand and his gown on, that is Maarten Steinbuch during one of his children’s lectures. The professor at TU/e and entrepreneur likes to talk about the future of driving and the robots in healthcare and surgery. As one of our regular columnists, he also writes about it. He gave such a children’s lecture for the first time during the world championships of robot football in 2013 and he continued giving them. During the coming Dutch Technology Week three lectures will follow on June the 9th: in the morning at ASML, in collaboration with the...

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Automotive Campus: breeding ground for innovative education

They are working on the mobility of tomorrow: on autonomous cars, new fuels, other engines. Their ‘living lab’ is the A270, that piece of highway between Eindhoven and Helmond. The Automotive Campus in Helmond is a hotspot for everything that has to do with technology, mobility, and innovation. TNO, VDL, TASS-International, Altran, the traffic center for the South of the Netherlands and many other companies are located there. And in between, there is also education. Every day pupils and students see where they are doing it for. Prior to the Dutch Technology Week, E52 speaks to Lex Boon, director of...

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Fontys metal printer also to be used by regional companies

Fontys Centre of Expertise High-Tech Systems & Materials (CoE HTSM) will open the newly purchased metal printer to companies from outside the institution. Students, instructor researchers and employees of these companies will work together with the Trumpf TruPrint 1000. This enables them to discover the latest applications in 3D printing. “Fontys noticed in her contacts with the manufacturing industry in Southeast Brabant that there is a great need for research into the practical applications of 3D metal printing”, says 3D print expert Rein van der Mast. Well-known applications to date are in the medical industry (implants) and the machine...

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150 girls doing research at Philips: Girls Day

Although the growth is undeniable, girls in secondary education generally do not yet sufficiently opt for a technical subject cluster. There has also been little increase in the number of students going on to technical follow-up studies. That’s why, as part of Girlsday, health technology company Philips organised a visit to the High Tech Campus today, in which 150 girls from the lower secondary school (havo/vwo) of various schools participated. On Girlsday, Philips introduces girls aged 10 to 15 to technology. Through practical and creative workshops, accompanied by female role models, the students discover the versatility of a job...

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CBS: Technical education more popular among girls

It is a matter of the long haul before the tech companies in the region will really benefit from it, but according to CBS the trend has really started: girls at HAVO, VWO and MBO choose a technical direction more often than ten years ago. In vmbo and higher education, the percentage of girls choosing a technical subject rose only slightly. Technical courses are still the most popular among boys. This is shown by the Dutch Bureau for Statistics (CBS) for the school year 2017/’18.   In the school year 2006/’07, 2 percent of HAVO girls and 6 percent of...

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Better mix between teaching and business

(This is a compilation of articles previously published on Bron.Fontys) By Petra Merkx Recent research carried out by the Platform Bèta Techniek (PBT) shows that 40% of workers who do not work in education or attend training courses would like to teach. Only what the daily life of a teacher looks like now is less pleasing to them. The chairman of the Fontys Executive Board, Nienke Meijer, is delighted with the news. “It is good that so many people want this to happen, we have to use it.” Fontys has several pilots to show how this is working, Meijer...

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Brainport Primary Schools: the Brandevoort Example

The Brainport schools have recently added a new level to their system – the level of primary schools. Brainport school is the innovative concept of school that was developed in Eindhoven region to contribute to its development. The pillars of Brainport school are the curriculum closely connected with the world outside of school, internationalization, entrepreneurship of students, research and design learning. How does the Brainport school concept work on the primary level of education? E52 visits Brandevoort Primary School (Openbare Basisschool Brandevoort) – one of the first 9 primary schools in Eindhoven region that have obtained the status of...

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HighTechXL starts its own school: High Tech MBA

In 2018, HighTechXL, the Maastricht School of Management and the High Tech Campus Eindhoven will start a new type of MBA programme aimed at the high-tech sector. With the start of this high-tech MBA programme, HighTechXL wants to respond to the growing need for leaders who can effectively connect technological and business innovations. The curriculum content is fully aligned with the major challenges in the high-tech sector and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Guus Frericks, founder HighTechXL:”HighTechXL is supported by major companies such as Philips, ASML, ABN AMRO and EY. We have a global network of high-tech companies, entrepreneurs, and...

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