Watch the opening of the academic year online at Collegerama.


View the pictures
taken at the opening of the academic year.

Of you want to see more pictures, you can contact Ria Hueber-Logiantara.

Opening academic year 2014-2015

1 september 2014

Our first-year students are about to embark on their student career here at the TU Delft community, where students and scientists from all over the globe converge. What better place to develop academic knowledge and skills, to explore talents, to interact with others and share ideas and experiences?

All in all a great starting point for a successful career – but is that enough? Because if you really aspire to rise above yourself, you will need more than that. Curiosity and passion, the eagerness to explore your own talents and most importantly a global mind: the willingness to look at subjects from all angles. Because by looking at a problem from different frames of reference, possibilities for solving it become easier to discover. In the words of Albert Einstein: ‘You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.’

At our opening of the academic year 2014 - 2015, we took you on a journey and inspired you to explore your talents and be ready to look at subjects from different angles.


Anka Mulder,
started our journey with a look at the world of the future engineer. Read her speech (in pdf).

Dirk Jan van den Berg,
comments on the upcoming science visions of the Ministry of Education. Read his speech (in pdf).

Karel Luyben,
introduced the Student Code of Honour. Read his speech (in pdf).
The Code of Honour is not available online. It’s an official document meant for students and was handed out to students at the introduction of the Code of Honour at the Opening Academic Year.  If you want to learn more on the Code of Honour go to this webpage.  

André Kuipers,
answered questions from the TU Delft community.
André has been to the International Space Station twice.


Student Inspiration Award

At TU Delft you are a member of our academic community, and that membership entails both rights and responsibilities. To emphasize this, the Student Inspiration Award is presented to Emilia Louisa Pucci who has made an inspiring contribution to our community.

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