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.
Saxion-alumnus Sofie organises Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week in Enschede
What are the conditions under which factory workers in China and Bangladesh make the clothing that we wear? During the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week in Enschede, 24 volunteers will set out to work under similar conditions. Organiser of the event and former Saxion student Sofie van der Stelt argues: "It's about raising awareness and making people think about the choices they make when they buy clothes."
Students develop eNose to combat food waste
While many students and working people in the Netherlands were on holiday in recent weeks, Rick Cohen (on the right in the photo) could be regularly found in one of the University of Twente's labs. As a third-year Saxion student, he and UT student Rens Horst researched the development of an electronic nose: a nanotechnology-based sensor that detects the first signs of food spoilage in large warehouses. Team eNose, as the duo Rick and Rens, call themselves laughing, have worked very hard and passionately on their research, which has now also taken them to the final of an annual chemistry competition for students.
Saxion Nomads: Lara watched the whales swim by from her hotel room in Colombia
Many students have this on their bucket list: travel. But why wait until you have your degree? Every year, many Saxion students spread their wings and study abroad. Third-year Tourism Management student Lara Heinze from Germany, got back from Colombia last month after completing an internship at a travel company.
Why Saxion student Mosa has been nominated for top student of the year
Despite the fact that he has only been in the Netherlands for four years (!), Syrian Mosa Almansour speaks almost fluent Dutch, is in the third year of his Accountancy studies, and holds various volunteer positions alongside his part-time job. Reason enough for the University Assistance Fund for refugee students (UAF) to nominate the Saxion student for the UAF Award: Top student of the year.
Opening of the academic year: Saxion as a meeting place for talent
On Thursday, in front of a packed audience at the Wilminktheater in Enschede, Anka Mulder, President of the Executive Board, called for action to improve the quality of life and sustainability in the eastern Netherlands. ‘We want to offer you a place to meet, where you can find our talented students and they can find you,’ she said as an invitation to the regional business community during the opening of the academic year.