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Energy for facility managers

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Chantal Spruit is proud. Her bachelor’s thesis, entitled ‘Facility manager, hier krijg je energie van!’ (Facility managers get energy from this!) was awarded the FMN Student Award 2018 by Facility Management Nederland. A real honour. Since then, Chantal has received noticeably more connection requests on LinkedIn.

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“Finally! No more cold chicken.”

A short while ago, Floris van Vliet (21) joined the THUAS student panel meeting. “Just for half an hour. I wanted to suggest a good idea to the Executive Board – if they would install microwaves. And what turned out? Others had suggested it before me.” At the request of students, two brand new microwaves have been installed next to the entrance of the canteen.

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Blockchain is incredibly popular at THUAS

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Blockchain technology has the potential to change the world. So it is important that THUAS keeps its finger on the pulse. Lecturer and researcher Jordi Jansen started a knowledge network and teaches a minor on blockchain and FinTech. His lectures are always packed.

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Delft makes use of students’ fresh perspective

How can you use smart technology to improve the daily life of Delft residents? Well, there are plenty of possibilities. This was clearly shown on Monday 17 December in a short exhibition by students from the User Experience Design degree programme. The students demonstrated how they can play a role in the modernisation of the Municipality of Delft’s digital agenda.

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Subsidy application by students makes art accessible for...

The Escher Museum in The Hague wanted to make the art of Maurits Escher accessible for the blind and partially sighted. Pupils from Technasium ISW Hoogland consulted with the target group and developed ideas for this. Public Administration students wrote a subsidy application which allowed the ideas to become a reality.

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Sporting champion’s difficult choices work out well

During the European Championships in Berlin this summer, Marlene van Gansewinkel (second-year Human Kinetic Technology student) won gold for the 100 and the 200 metre sprints, and on top of that, they were both world records. So, you could say that 2018 was a good year for her. But it didn’t look that way in 2017. A different training method and the decision to study ensured she overcame her post-Olympic dip.

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Students successfully present prototype of augmented rea...

Andra and Rubina from the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) degree programme are enthusiastic. During Dutch Design Week (DDW), they successfully presented three promising projects with their fellow students. One of the projects was Hilume: an augmented reality app. It allows people to find what they really need when they are shopping.

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Challenge-based learning gives the student room

Getting the most out of your degree programme. Making sure you become the professional you want to be. How do you do that? Academic career coaching is then often the answer. But not at the jubilating Nutrition and Dietetics degree programme. Last academic year, lecturers from that degree programme, Linda Kruese, Lucita Couto-Gestal and Memon Boukiour, developed challenge-based learning. Students from all years of study were involved. There are still a number of development tasks waiting.

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Saving lives with a tuk-tuk

Students Victoria Martynova, Jamie Boon and Edwin de Wit presented their ‘TukAid’ prototype during the Central Innovation District (CID) conference. They developed a conversion kit to turn a tuk-tuk into a ‘Tuk-tuk Ambulance’. Through the conversion kits, the students want to contribute to better and faster emergency care in places where it is not always self-evident or even possible.

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The multiBALL movement wall helps improve children’s mot...

The Netherlands’ first multiBALL movement wall is now in the Zuiderpark Sport Campus. The Healthy Lifestyle in a Supporting Environment research group and its students will carry out research into the role this technology can play in stimulating the motor development of children.

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New code of conduct for independent research and researc...

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Whereas previously there were separate codes of conduct for scientific integrity for the research universities and the universities of applied sciences, there is now a new code of conduct applicable to both. The common code is a token of emancipation for the universities of applied sciences. A logical development as practice-oriented research at universities of applied sciences is gaining in importance. Why is a code needed and how will it benefit scientists and society?

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New extraordinary chair for the study of the United Nati...

As of 1 September 2018 Leiden University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences have an extraordinary chair for the study of the United Nations. Professor Alanna O'Malley will for the next three years, set up and lead the research group UN Studies: Peace and Justice both at Leiden University as a Professor by special appointment and at The Hague University of Applied sciences as a lector. On Tuesday 20th November Prof. O’Malley will present the research agenda for the Chair and give a talk entitled: ‘The United Nations, From Blue Helmets to Blue Skies.

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Awards for practical research

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During the Prize Parade on 1 November, awards were given out for the best thesis, the best team of lecturers and the best research. The Hague Councillor for Education Saskia Bruines was member of the jury for that last award. “The research were all about things that touched on current issues in society. They are all very useful.”

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“I want to have a positive effect on my environment, abo...

In September, Deniz Dibooglu (22) won the ECHO Award 2018, a national prize for excellent talent with a non-Western background in higher education. He graduated from the HRM degree programme in February. As a schoolboy he wanted to become a lawyer and earn a lot of money, now Deniz wants to have a positive effect on the world around him, above all.

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Sport Studies students promote Uniek Sporten App

It is not always easy for athletes with disabilities to find suitable sports facilities in their own municipality. The Uniek Sporten (Unique Sports) App offers a solution. But how do you spread the word about the app and reach the target group? Sport Studies students took care of that.

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‘Grande dame’ Susana Menéndez saying farewell

Susana Menéndez is also known unofficially at THUAS as the grande dame of internationalism in higher education. As a member of the Executive Board, she was the driving force behind our school’s ambition to become the most international university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Now, ten years after her appointment, Menéndez is saying farewell. She was honoured for her service during ‘Leadership in Internationalisation of Higher Education’, a symposium held on 12 June.

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