University of Twente

The University of Twente was founded in 1961 in Enschede, The Netherlands. The University of Twente is a throughly modern campus devoted to a multi-disciplinary approach to education with a strong bias toward applying technological advances beneficial to mankind. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technical and Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences. Twente is noted for its advanced research institutes, including but not limited to the Institutes of Nanotechnology, Biomedical Technological Institute, Centre for Telematics and Informationtechnology and numerous centers for encouraging international students' attendance. The university forms various partnerships with the private sector for students to gain practical experience while attending classes. The student body is approximately 7,000 students.

Address
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Website
http://www.utwente.nl/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Twente

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Health

Preventing respiratory tract infections with food

On 22 October 2020 pediatrician Ellen van der Gaag will receive her Ph.D. for her thesis titled "Health-promoting effects of nutrition in children." The award ceremony was originally planned for March 2020, but was delayed ...

Health

How can physicians flourish?

Doctors can only perform at the best of their ability in an environment that acknowledges and strengthens 'calling and comradeship.' According to Ph.D. student Myra van den Goor of the University of Twente, these human- and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decline in cancer diagnoses due to corona crisis

Cancer care has dramatically changed as a result of the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic: Many patients have not been going to their GPs, or putting it off, and have been referred to the hospital later. Consequently, ...

Health

Nutrition can reduce respiratory tract infections in children

As yet, there is no effective remedy for young children (aged one to four) with recurrent respiratory tract infections. The children cough, have a fever or blocked nose, or catch colds more often than average. This often ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Improving well-being in nursing homes

Residential care facilities and nursing homes are not widely regarded as appealing places to live or work. In both professional practice and research, the emphasis is often on reducing negative aspects such as the heavy workload ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tracking tumor cells and unraveling hidden information

tumor cells circulating in the blood of cancer patients are important markers for early diagnosis, treatment success and patient prognosis. But since so few circulate, identifying them is a challenge. Thanks to artificial ...

Medical research

Using robotics technology to fight breast cancer

Vincent Groenhuis, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente, has spent the past four years working on the fight against breast cancer. Using various prototypes of 3-D-printed biopsy robots, he has been able to develop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Stable asthma patients and satisfied parents thanks to the Puffer app

Around 1,000 children with asthma are being treated at the Medisch Spectrum Twente. Young asthma patients visit the hospital for their check-ups three times a year on average. But that is a thing of the past at MST. Boony ...

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