TU Delft Delta Debate

Did you miss our debate on local politics? Don’t worry, there is a new Delta Debate coming up! This Wednesday March 28th we will discuss our international ambitions with questions like: besides grades, should nationality be a criterion for admission?

Over the past few weeks, there has been mounting commotion concerning the rapidly rising number of student applications at some of TU Delft’s faculties. The number of new international students especially is growing so rapidly that a number of measures have been suggested to ease the strain on the university’s limited resources, ranging from selection based on nationality to a numerus fixus for certain faculties.

But do these measures fit TU Delft’s international ambitions? Should TU Delft raise barriers to reduce the inflow of international students and preserve its Dutch identity? Or open its borders to foreign cultures and knowledge to maintain its international reputation?

Should TU Delft raise barriers to reduce the inflow of international students?

The speakers will be Timo Kos, director of the LDE Centre for Education and Learning; Pasquale Cirillo, teacher and researcher in the Applied Probability Group; and Tanya Srivastava, student and board member of TU Delft Debating Club. They will discuss the following statements.

  • Internationalisation compromises the quality of education.
  • Nationality should be a criterion for admission.
  • TU Delft should invest more on integrating international students. 

Join fellow students, teachers and policy makers for a debate on the international ambitions of our university and the increasing pressure on its resources, followed by free drinks at the Teaching Lab. This event is organised jointly by Studium Generale, Delta, TU Delft Debating Club and the Teaching Lab.

Wednesday March 28th, 16:00 – 18:00
Teaching Lab, Landbergstraat 19, Delft
Free entrance and free drinks 

Want to know more about Timo Kos’ vision? Read our interview with him.

Last month, we published a lot about this subject. Read all our articles and understand the arguments of the debaters this Wednesday.