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The best comics & illustrations

The Creative Skills Workshop series that we’ve organized together with Sports&Culture will soon draw to a close. Dozens of Delftian students will look back on some seriously fun sessions with authors, journalists, and comics artists. The comics & illustrations workshop, led by Stephan Timmers, held a vote to choose the three best contributions and agreed […]

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Playlist: Explore your Brain

As part of the TU Delft 175th anniversary celebrations, the TU Delft Library organised a whole month of events surrounding the brain, including workshops, exhibitions, interactive installations and a series of lectures and debates. All the public lectures and debates were recorded and can be found on the playlist “Explore your Brain” on our YouTube channel. […]

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70 Years of Critical Thinking

70 YEARS OF CRITICAL THINKING Last year (2016) Studium Generale celebrated its 70th birthday, and what better way to honor our origins as TU Delft’s patron of critical thought than by questioning the current moral status of our academic community? In February and March 2016, 300 students from all faculties participated in the SG Conscience […]

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Van Hasselt Lecture 2016: Big Data, Human Rights and the Ethics of Scientific Research

Big Data, Human Rights and the Ethics of Scientific Research John Tasioulas ABC Religion and Ethics Australia Updated 1 Dec 2016 (First posted 30 Nov 2016) John Tasioulas is the Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College, London. This article is adapted from the 2016 Van Hasselt Lecture, which he recently […]

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Two Live Polls/Enquetes! -closed

After the success of our “SG Conscience Survey”, the results of which are on display in the Aula entrance hall this month (September), we’ve concocted a few fresh polls for you to fill in. Both are related to upcoming events: the lecture by Rutger Bregman, Gratis geld voor iedereen, and the Delta debate “Making Room […]

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Frans van Hasselt lecture 2015: The Future of Peace, Weapons and War

The Future of Peace, Weapons, and War Mary Ellen O’Connell It is an honor to deliver this lecture named for Frans van Hasselt, who in 1940 spoke out in protest of the injustices of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands while at the Deflt University of Technology. He paid for his words with his life. […]

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A generation of Idiots

COLUMN: Is techniek neutraal en waardevrij? Hoe gevaarlijk is technologie? In hoeverre zegt de stand van de techniek iets over een beschaving? Is er bij het gebruik van bepaalde technologiën nog wel sprake van beschaving? We worden de laatste tijd overspoeld door automaten. Niet alleen drones en robots maar ook de steeds populairder wordende zelfrijdende auto’s. […]

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I AM BRITISH

COLUMN: Ik dacht dat de democratie dood was… Gelukkig zat ik er een heel klein beetje naast. De democratie is net niet helemaal dood. Reanimatie is mogelijk zolang de patiënt nog niet is overleden. I am British ! – dit nu maar eens in een positieve context in plaats van na al die terroristische aanslagen met […]

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Allemaal Theater

COLUMN: Naar welk theater zit ik eigenlijk te kijken als het gaat om berichtgeving over Rusland? De hele wereld moet de Russen boycotten, want die zouden de MH 17 naar beneden hebben geschoten. Het bewijs daarvoor is echter geheim. Maar het gaat inmiddels zover dat de grootste NAVO-oefeningen ooit aan de grens met Rusland worden […]