Scouts appointed for TU in Rotterdam
The establishment of a programme team marks the start of a new phase for a new TU Delft knowledge ecosystem in Rotterdam, reports the Executive Board in a message to employees. Caspar Chorus (Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering) and Han Derkx (former ICT director) will lead the programme team as chairman and vice-chairman respectively. They will explore new programmes and the related research and innovation activities, as a basis for a TU Delft branch in Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam site is part of the Contours 2030 plan that combines TU Delft's growth with less crowding on the Delft campus.
"I am very much looking forward to working with Han and all stakeholders to build a Delft campus in Rotterdam," Caspar Chorus said in the Executive Board message. "This is an excellent opportunity to put innovative transdisciplinary research, education and innovation on the map and to help new student populations find their way to TU Delft. In the coming period, we will engage in extensive discussions with stakeholders, to listen carefully to everyone's wishes and ambitions."
Han Derkx says that he is ‘extremely happy' to be able to contribute to 'the great social role TU Delft stands for: creating impact for a better society’. "Together with colleagues from the faculties and management boards, we will give substance to this in the familiar way: with energy, in cooperation and with focus on the result." (JW)