The IDEA League, founded in 1999, is a network of four leading universities of technology and science. Our joint activities in education, research and quality assurance, as well as our joint participation in EU programmes and initiatives make us a model of European cooperation. Together, we create added value by pooling resources for collaborative and complementary programmes for our students, researchers and staff.
No one has a complete overview of total internet usage and the associated risks – not the three billion users and not the highest authorities and smartest think tanks. It is therefore time for us to start taking the risks of cyberspace seriously and to develop a structural approach for addressing them, argues Jan van den Berg, Professor of Cyber Security at TU Delft in his inaugural address on 13 December.
If more of the continuous cycle routes were to run through residential areas, this would reduce the risk of fatal accidents involving cyclists and cars. Most of the collisions between cyclists and motorised traffic in built-up areas happen at intersections with access roads. In towns where cyclists mostly ride through residential areas, the risk of serious or fatal collisions between cyclists and motorised traffic is smaller. Well designed intersections with main roads can also improve cyclist...
In many locations throughout the world, protection against increasingly severe flooding can be improved by the construction of large ecosystems (e.g. tidal marshes and mangroves). In comparison with conventional flood-prevention methods, this new concept is more resistant to climate change, in addition to being more cost-efficient and having many additional social benefits.
TU Delft researchers have developed a mathematical model that shows where exactly cholesterol will accumulate in a carotid artery. The Royal Society Interface published their findings last week.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has granted the Holland Particle Therapy Centre (HollandPTC) a permit under the Special Medical Procedures Act (WBMV). This permit entails a green light for treatment with proton therapy in the still to be constructed Delft centre for treatment and research. In the coming period, HollandPTC will be making preparations to open this centre which is anticipated to start treating its first patients in 2016.
Dr. Stefan de Groot is not exactly a scientist who confines himself to the lab. The former Dutch Formula Ford racing champion and current Formula 3 race engineer took his doctorate at TU Delft this week for his research on driving simulators.
A blind wall or a rolling valley – although views vary enormously, they hardly play a role in architecture. The view-validating tool that Dr. Hester Hellinga has developed may become an eye-opener for architects.