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  Involvement in the refugee crisis really is our school’s responsibility

Jelle de Vries, a student in European Studies, disagrees with lecturer Chris Aalberts who is puzzled as to why THUAS should be involved in the refugee crisis. De Vries: ‘Since when should an institution such as THUAS be labelled leftist and pro-immigration Read more >>
  THUAS has more important things to worry about than refugees

'Is it the job of a university of applied sciences to have an opinion about refugees or do something for them?’ wonders Chris Aalberts, a lecturer in Masters & Professional Courses. ‘Ultimately, world citizenship Read more >>



Students who graduate sooner, institutions of higher education with better lecturers and a higher level of excellence: the Dutch cabinet forced these institutions into making performance agreements and now it wants to know if they helped. Read more >>
Around 25 students and a few lecturers from the Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sport will leave on 27 August for two weeks in Brazil. One of the events they will visit will be the Paralympics. Five students were involved Read more >>
Around a hundred students from the Caribbean arrived in the Netherlands at the end of July. As always, they were the first group of new students to be welcomed to THUAS. The Cabinet of the Governor of Aruba and the Stichting Read more >>
After four years, the first students of the International Financial Management and Control (IFMC) degree programme have now graduated. They were awarded their diplomas on Friday 15 July. Together with Deniss Korotkevics, Read more >>
The summer holidays mean that fewer articles will be posted on Link Online during July and August. Read more >>

University of applied sciences wins test case filed by Dutch Tax and Customs Administration
Student in Applied Safety & Security Studies nominated for ECHO Award
Melting Pot Russia: A struggle between mind and heart
Lecturer Education in Primary Schools earns PhD in collaborative learning
Marketing Chef wants to become MasterChef
Melting Pot South Korea: A love story from the past
Melting Pot Romania: A woman’s resilience
Three lecturers on shortlist for Olive Award
How satisfied are you?
THUAS presents final design for Zuiderpark Sports Campus


  Extended Valentine Rubi Love popped love questions at THUAS. 'Every day should be Valentine's day.'


  Have your cake and eat it too!

Back to school now and getting ready for the intro week watching the students who have already arrived hustle and bustle around the hallways. I am enjoying my cake and hope to eat it too. I’ll explain. Read more >>
  On The Road...

I’ve just pulled into the seaside town of Bermeo, in Northern Spain, where I’m writing from. This is my final post after four fun and challenging terms of stressing over deadlines, reading up on issues, and sharing my perspective with you. It’s all done. And so, I thought it appropriate to go out the way I entered THUAS - on the road. Read more >>
  Nearing the end, Saying Goodbye

This year has been a year of change. I started writing this blog, started teaching the International Insights Research project, and learned that Biomimicry could be my niche. Along the way I tried to strive to show my own mentor students the way to achieve graduation within the three year period that they are allowed to take, to finish on time. Read more >>

A canoe that folds up like an armadillo? How can we mimic this? This summer I will be giving advice to three mechanical engineering students who are working on a folding canoe. Up to now, they have looked into how the armadillo folds itself up. This has been used in a few products already, but it’s not quite worked out yet. Read more >>