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Sultan from Turkey

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, E52 has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Sultan Cetin-Ozturk Country of origin: Turkey Study and work: Masters Student at Architecture, Building and Planning at TU/e and Concept Developer at BLOC As you might know, we celebrated one year of stories of internationals a month ago. We published an article about it, including a call to action for internationals to respond if they wanted to be in the series. One of the people that responded was Sultan. In a very enthusiastic email, She told us a bit about her life and her wish to tell her story in our series. Recently, between her work, her classes and graduation project at TU/e, she had time to talk to us. Sultan picked out the spot: Natlab. And so, on a crisp and icy, but sunny morning we got to learn more about Sultan. Why did you want to meet us here? “I really love this place and I love cinema. They screen nice, independent movies here and the reuse of the building is right up my alley in work. I try to see two movies every week. I have started watching Dutch ones as well to improve my Dutch. I really like the series of movies with...

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TU/e’s education in English is supported by the minister

Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture, and Science) is not disturbed by the fact that the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has opted for English as its official language. “Choices on language policy should be made at the level of the institutes themselves. At that level, it is best to assess whether a language other than Dutch is appropriate to the content of education and the labour market for which it provides specific training.” The Eindhoven University of Technology has indicated that it has decided to use English as the operating language across the whole breadth of the university, because of the desired internationalisation...

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Ioana from Romania

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, E52 has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Ioana Iliescu Country of origin: Romania Work: Designer The reuse of former Philips buildings is not something new in Eindhoven. But the way building SFH on Strijp S transformed (and still is transforming) into Microlab, a new workplace for lots of entrepreneurs, is something else. This is the place where Ioana’s workplace is. She picks us up at the front desk and takes us to a conference room. “I have my own workshop downstairs, but we share all the facilities. Get comfortable, I’m going to get some coffee.” While Ioana is away, we look around. Light coloured furniture combined with fresh and trendy colours on the walls. Along with the coffee, Ioana also brings back carrot cake and a box of the small version of the Dutch treat stroopwafels. “We, the community of makers in Microlab, got the opportunity to participate in the refurbishment of the fifth floor. That really gave us a feeling of ownership,” tells Ioana, while she hands out the cake and coffee. Last year we interviewed Gordon, Ioana’s husband, so we know their story already a bit. “We met 12 years ago during an Erasmus program at the university and he was so...

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Solar Team Eindhoven is crossing a continent using sunlight

Driving 3000 kilometers through the Australian desert in a car solely powered by sunlight – this is what Solar Team Eindhoven is setting forth in less than three days. The team which designed Stella Vie – “the most efficient family car that has ever been built”, is participating in the World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia whose purpose is to find the world’s most efficient electric car. Solar Team Eindhoven is participating in the Challenge with Stella Vie – “the first solar powered family car ever to seat five people”. This futuristic solar car is exclusive for several reasons. “First, this is the first solar car that seats...

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Arianna from Italy

People from many different countries live, study and work in Eindhoven. Every week, E52 has a talk with an international about what brought them here and what life is like in Eindhoven. Name: Arianna De Lazzari Country of origin: Italy Work: Photographer As a frequent guest of Meneer de Boer, the all-day breakfast place to be in Eindhoven, Arianna wants to meet us there. On a Tuesday morning, we get settled at a table in the back of the restaurant. “Our daughter goes to school nearby, so this place is ideal for me. I also like to come here to work. The atmosphere is great and the cappuccino is delicious.” Well, what does a person need more? While the coffee machine makes his different noises when the barista is making all kinds of coffees, we start talking about how Arianna ended up in Eindhoven. “My husband is an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. After he finished his postdoc he had interviews all around Europe, and also at the university over here. It was June, the weather was amazing. Everybody was smiling, everything was so nice, it almost felt like the movie The Truman Show. After the interview, we were on a bench on the campus, right beside the Dommel river. We said to each other ‘it is almost like the future boss is doing something, to make...

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SensUs: Innovative biosensors for people with heart failure

Ten teams of students from all over the world will be competing in the creation of a prototype of a biosensor which can easily and quickly monitor the condition of heart failure patients wherever they go. With 26 million people suffering from heart failure worldwide, the mission of SensUs 2017 is to create a biosensor which will make a difference in the patients’ lives. In the present situation heart failure patients have to rush to hospitals every now and then when they do not feel well, in order to have their blood checked and know how their condition is going....

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