Saxion, University of Twente and ABN Amro transfer shares in BTC Twente B.V.
BTC Twente B.V. offers flexible leasing and rental concepts for business accommodation in combination with support services. Based in Enschede, the company focuses on innovative up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Twente region, primarily in the field of technology. Since it was established in 1981, more than 700 companies had been based at BTC. After many years of involvement, Saxion, the University of Twente (UT) and ABN Amro are transferring their shares in BTC Twente B.V. to the Ten Hag Group.
‘50 years ago we looked at the moon, now it is time to look at Earth again’
Last week, during the Euregio Convention in Brussels, Saxion lecturer Jan Mahy presented the ambitious plans for circular textiles that Saxion and its collaboration partner have. Over the next three years, the TexPlus Foundation will give the circular economy for textile flows in our region a huge boost.
‘We clarify the value of rehabilitation using data provided by Statistics Netherlands’
The Saxion Value of Probation research group is one of the first research groups in the Netherlands that is authorised to work with microdata provided by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Its aim is to clarify, using large volumes of data, what the work done by the probation service is giving to Dutch society – not only in terms of financial value, but especially in terms of social value, and from every angle, lecturer Attila Németh tells us. Using a combination of data analysis and qualitative research, we get a better understanding of what the probation service is achieving with its work in the Netherlands.
Saxion lecturers introduce a blockchain primer to the market
Arthur Janse and Chhay Lin Lim: both of these Saxion lecturers were impressed by the increasing and unprecedented possibilities that the blockchain phenomenon will offer the world. They joined forces and wrote a blockchain primer (Basisboek Blockchain), which will be published in digital form on 15 November and as a hard copy at the beginning of December. Chhay: ‘We have written a book that was not available in the Netherlands. It was a pioneering effort, but we have many more plans up our sleeves.’
Autumn break opening hours
Saxion has different opening hours during Autumn break (Monday 21 October – Friday 25 October).
Solar Team Twente after drama in Australia: ‘Pride wins the day’
For three stages, Solar Team Twente was in the lead during the prestigious Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, but a strong gust of wind abruptly ended the dream of Saxion's and University of Twente's students. Nevertheless, the team is proud of their achievements, says Emma van Geel from the back office.
Solar Team Twente surprises competition with promising electrical design
Solar Team Twente showed the secrets of their solar car RED E for the first time during the technical scrutineering of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The solar car is equipped with a new type of battery. With this innovation the team distinguishes itself clearly from their competitors. After three days of going back-and-forth with the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge organization the RED E passed technical scrutineering.
Lisa conducted research for the Military Police for her Master's in Innovative Textile Development
After successful completion of her Fashion Textile Technologies Bachelor Degree programme, Saxion student, Lisa Vos, decided that she wished to continue her studies, so she decided to follow up her degree progamme with a Master in Innovative Textile Development, allowing her to build on her knowledge of textile science techniques. "I found the extra step prepared me really well for my current job" said Lisa.
Timo Kos to become new member of Saxion's Executive Board
Timo Kos has been appointed as a member of Saxion's Executive Board by the Supervisory Board, effective 1 January 2020. With the appointment of Kos, Saxion will have a three-person-strong Executive Board. Saxion is making the region a core focus in its strategic agenda for the next four years.
Study Platform: coming ‘together’ to study effectively
A physical learning platform where you can get extra help with assignments or your thesis, ask questions to fellow students or just study in silence: the pilot by Saxion's Study Success Centre was such a big hit that it’s now been rolled out in Deventer and also caters to international students.