For the first time, in the almost 70 year history of the Enschede Marathon, a woman was the first to cross the finish line before the men. Sarah Jebet from Kenia was the winner in the over-all rankings of the marathon held on Sunday the 17th of April, and even established a new course-record, finishing with a time of only 2 hours, 27 minutes and 59 seconds.
This year the organisation chose to put the spotlight on female runners. It was a bit exciting whether or not a female runner would also be the winner, after the Dutch (male) runner, Erik Sanders, had been in the lead with a 1,5 minute lead. But during the second leg of the race, the females slowly but surely caught up.
Next to the main event, there also were a Kids Run of 1 kilometre, and 5 and 10 kilometre adult runs, as well as half a marathon distance. The weather conditions were favourable; overall dry conditions and not too warm, allowing the runners to achieve some impressive results.
The overall rankings of the Enschede Marathon can be found on their website.
Source: the Twentse Courant Tubantia
45 students originating from 16 different countries dug into questions posed to them by businesses during the Challenge Day. The students worked together in teams composed of various disciplines, handling questions from companies such as Tauw, Dealerdirect, Kobate, GPI Consultancy and Yalp. The team from Dealerdirect won the challenge with their idea of using an app to trace vehicles abroad. This way, it is easier to check if a vehicle has been delivered to the buyer abroad. The team won 500 euros with their concept.
International students who stay to work in the Netherlands after graduating, offer a golden opportunity for the region. They bring an experience and a network and have knowledge about doing business in the Netherlands and the Dutch culture. Therefor it is important to bind these international talents to the region.
This week, approximately 1200 (international) students worked on dozens of questions originating from several businesses. A jury, consisting of regional businesses, chose the virtual tour that DEMCON can deploy at congresses, as the winning solution. With the so called Virtual Information Point (VIP) a visitor can explore the core business of DEMCON and at the same time, DEMCON can gain information about the visitor.
The winning project group consisted of Dutch and German students from different educational directions; Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Business Economics and Industrial Product Design.
During the International Project Week, students from several engineering and business academies ánd high school students work together to find solutions for practical problems presented to them by businesses. These were mainly innovative projects where a fresh look was necessary. Last years results actually lead to innovation and/or improvement with the clients.
To promote art and nanotechnology from the Twente region in the west of the Netherlands, the region will be officially featured at the prestigious Amsterdam Light Festival from the 28th of November till the 17th of January. During this annual festival, contemporary (international) artist transform the Dutch capital into an actual ‘light-city’.
As an initiative from the Twentse Ambassade Amsterdam (the Twente Region Embassy in Amsterdam), artist Bianca Leusink and scientist Dave Blank will present the symbol of nano-technology, the Bucky Ball, as a light sculpture during the festival. The sculpture will be placed in the Herengracht in front of the embassy building. Additionally there will be an exposition inside the embassy showing designs from students from Saxion University and the University of Twente
Students from Industrial Product Design (Saxion) and Industrial Design (University of Twente) offer a special insight into the world of design during the exposition ‘Twents Design’. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge. You’ll be able to see how the students utilise their technical and creative expertise to design innovative consumer products.
The six-sided panels in the sculpture present images from the field of nano-technology from the research institution of the University of Twente; MESA+. According to MESA+ director Janneke Hoedemaekers: “This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Nano lab, nanotechnology has been utilised in the Twente Region for 25 years AND the University of Twente and Saxion University have joined forces this year in the field of micro- and Nano-technology. An excellent moment to emphasise all these developments in this manner.”
The five-sided panels in the sculpture contain the art of Bianca Leusink. The artist from Twente has picked work that creatively enhances and connects the images from the Nano-technology. Bianca Leusink started painting in 1998. She always starts het works without even a sketch and channels her energy through the paint. She has her own gallery in Ootmarsum.
The project is sponsored by the University of Twente / MESA+, Saxion University, Twente Get Connected, and realised with the help of the business industry in the Twente Region; Mondice Reclame, UCQ Led Concepts, Busschers Staalwerken and Bolk Transport.
The Amsterdam Light Festival takes place from the 28th of November till the 17th of January 2016. The sculptures can be viewed by foot and from the water. From the 26th of November till the 27th of December, the student exhibition can be viewed on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday evening and during the Christmas Holidays at the embassy located at the Herengracht 450.
Further information about the sculpture, the artist, Nano-technology, opening hours and the exposition can be found at www.twentseambassade.amsterdam.
The Twentse Ambassade Amsterdam was officially opened on the 25th of September and aims to facilitate business connections between entrepreneurs from the Twente Region and from Amsterdam.
The Maker Festival is a fair of invention, creativity and ingenuity that put ‘makers’ in the spotlight. The term comes from the United States, where Maker Fairs (invented by the publishers of Make Magazine) have been a well-known concept since 2006. All over the world you can find independent and community-driven (mini) Maker Fairs.
Maker Festivals put the makers in the spotlight: inventors, do-it-yourself-ers, craftsmen, scientists, artists, companies, educational institutes and trendsetters. Maker Festivals are not fairs with information stands. That is what makes them so special. Maker Festivals stimulate the sharing of knowledge, innovation and a positive attitude: the world can be improved, problems can be solved and we can make changes happen.
At Maker Festival Twente the makers are showing their creations and how much fun creativity, innovation, technology, research, textile, construction, food and sustainability is. Visitors are invited to discover, experience and roll up their sleeves. You can work with 3D printers and laser cutters, demolish and hack devices, weld, solder or mold, exchange or repair devices and clothing, learn about crafts or combine them with new materials and techniques.
The Grolsch Euros Drienerlo Regatta is the national rowing-competition of the student rowing society D.R.V. Euros. On Saturday the 28th of May and Sunday the 29th of May 2016, the Drienerlose student rowing society Euros (D.R.V. Euros) organises the Grolsch Euros Drienerlo Regatta for the tenth time.
This national rowing-competition will consist of a tandem of matches over a distance of 1500 and 450 meters and will take place on the Twentekanaal in Enschede. 2500 Students coming from the entire country will travel to the D.R.V. Euros to for the glory of their respective societies.
For spectators this event is a perfect moment to taste the enjoyable ambiance at the D.R.V. Euros and to have a look at the phenomenon ‘student-rowing’. Of course there will be plenty of facilities to make sure you will have the best experience while watching the competition. For example, the finish of the tug-of-war can be seen from a tribune. From here you will see the rowers putting their last strength into the final sprint. Furthermore, delicious sandwiches will be served and you can even visit the physiotherapist for a welcome massage. From 18:00 hours there will be a barbecue.
Every first and last Sunday of the month, the shops in the city centre of Enschede are opened from 12:00 till 17:00.
As a welcoming shopping city, Enschede offers the most versatile choice of shops in the eastern Netherlands. The street market attracts a lot of visitors every week from the region and from across the German border. The city centre has a lot to offer for a day of shopping. A pleasant mix of department stores, boutiques and catering establishments. Here you will find everything you need in the area of fashion, gadgets, interior and lifestyle.
In need of a refreshing drink or a bite to eat during your shopping spree? Right in de middle of the city centre you’ll find ‘De Oude Markt’; the most convivial public square in the Netherlands. Surrounding the ‘Grote Kerk’ (lt. the Big Church) are several cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. During those hot summer days the terraces are quickly occupied by people enjoying the sun and drinks. In the evening the restaurants and bars offer a great place for socializing and enjoying yourself.
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The Korte Hengelosestraat, the Zuiderhagen and the Walstraat are all small streets that follow the former lay-out of the city. In these streets you can enjoy a lovely stroll along the dozens of specialist shops and boutiques, some of which have continued to exist from generation to generation. These streets are well worth a visit for their authentic atmosphere.