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Flowers from the Education Committee Placed on 1 March 2021

After the second quartile, the Education Committee gave a bouquet of flowers to Hil Meijer. His lectures were among the best interactive and fun lectures according to his students. The work he puts in communication with his students is also greatly appreciated as well as the huge amount of contact hours he tried to plan to ensure students would have many possibilities to ask questions and be in contact with other students and himself. He improvised on the current situation to create hybrid lectures where his students could join both online and offline. During these lectures he kept interacting with all the students creating a great learning environment. When we came to deliver the bouquet, we were once again reminded of how warm a person Hil is by his hospitality. We were given the possibility to converse with him and could appreciate the affection with which he speaks of his students. Thank you very much for the hard work Hil, enjoy your flowers!

New on the Abacus website! Placed on 11 February 2021

Links for educational support 

There is now a new page on the website under Education: Educational Support! Here you can find redirects to all sort of useful pages, from an overview of the master courses AM to the canvas page of the SACC about mental well being. So make sure to take a look.

 

Work prospects

Another new page under Education is Work Prospects. On this page, there are stories about alumni. These stories are about the daily life of alumni, and about how they got where they are. If you have a story you think should be added to this page, please mail it to board@abacus.utwente.nl

 

Recordings of information sessions on Abacloud

Last weeks, an information session about the master specializations of AM and the minor information lunch took place. The recordings of these sessions, including the individual recording of MDS, can now be found on the Abacloud -> Standard Documents -> Study Information 2021.

In memoriam Dr. Walter Kern Placed on 9 February 2021

With pain in our heart we share the news that Dr. Walter Kern has passed away on January 29, 2021. We share the following message of the faculty

 

The news that our esteemed colleague Dr. W. (Walter) Kern passed away on January 29, 2021, has touched us deeply.

Walter, born in 1957 in Nürnberg, graduated in Erlangen and received his PhD in 1985 from the Universität zu Köln, was a Mathematician with heart and soul. As associate professor in the Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming group, he worked for the UT since December 1988, more than 32 years.

Walter had impressive qualities as a researcher in discrete mathematics, optimization, game theory and operations research. His mathematical knowledge was broad and deep. He was known within the group as the `lexicon' - anyone who was unable to make progress in his research was happy to pay Walter a visit. He knew a way out immediately or was so intrigued that he managed to find a solution within a few days. Walter was also an excellent teacher, a great friend of classical lectures on the blackboard, and he has trained many generations of students with enormous patience.

Several of Walter's former students are now active as professors and share his good taste for the beauty of mathematics, and the most elegant argument. Walter was also active for many years on the faculty council of the EEMCS faculty.

In the summer of 2020, he was diagnosed with cancer -after some complaints. In his unique way, he still made jokes about it at the time. But what followed was an almost unbelievably rapid deterioration of his situation, with more and more surprises. Unfortunately in a negative sense. Even recently, he still had hope, but interspersed with the idea of the inevitable.

We are going to miss very much his advice in mathematical questions, but especially his calm demeanor, his modesty, his helpfulness, his fine humor, and his counterbalance to the delusion of the day.

Our feelings of sympathy go out to his partner Angela and two sons Anton and Julius, further family and loved ones.

A message on behalf of the Executive Board and the staff and students of the University of Twente,

Prof. Joost Kok, Dean Faculty EEMCS
Prof. Stephan van Gils, department chair of Applied Mathematics
Prof.dr. Marc Uetz, chair Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming

 

The board,

Daan, Luuk, Daan, Jorn, Anouk and Clara

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Casual Friday with EEMCS @ EEMCS Discord

This Friday the first Casual Friday with the EEMCS associations will take place!

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08/03
20:00

GMA @ Online

The second GMA of the 53rd board!

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10/03
20:00

Members Meet Members @ Gather.town

Meet members from all other years.

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14/03
00:01

Pi day @ At home

Bake a pie and declare the costs!

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15/03
15:45

Case Stochastic Operations Research @ Online

The chair Stochastic Operations Research (SOR) of the specializations OR will give a case 

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