Meet Outstanding International Scholars!

On behalf of the board of directors, we would like to invite all students and teachers to attain a series of outstanding international Scholars on innovative teaching and learning visiting our university!

More information on the speakers and the lectures is available below and online. The lectures are open to all of students and teachers!

The following experts will visit our university in November for a lecture and a discussion.

Richard K. Miller (Olin College)

Date: 8 November 2017
Time lecture: 12.30 – 14.00h
Location: Kennispoort

Richard K. Miller was appointed President and first employee of Olin College of Engineering in 1999. He received the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education for his many contributions to the reinvention of engineering education in the 21st century. Together with two Olin colleagues, he received the 2013 Bernard M. Gordon Prize from the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. Richard will share his vision on the future of Engineering Education with us.


Anant Agarwal (EdX)

Date: 14 November 2017
Time lecture: 14.30 – 16.00
Location: Regardz (Gele Kegels)

Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Anant taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He is a successful serial entrepreneur, having co-founded several companies including Tilera Corporation, which created the Tile multicore processor, and Virtual Machine Works. Anant will talk with us about the future of online education. 


Dr. Zvi Galil (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Date: 23 November 2017
Time lecture: 14.30 – 16.00
Location: Regardz (Gele Kegels)

Dr. Zvi Galil is the Dean of the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. In May 2013, Georgia Tech together with its partners, Udacity and AT&T, announced a new online master’s degree in computer science delivered through the platform popularized by massively open online courses (MOOCs). The first-of-its-kind program was launched in January 2014 and has sparked a worldwide conversation about higher education in the 21st century. The talk will describe the program, how it came about, its first three and a half years, and what Georgia Tech has learned from the experience. We will also discuss its potential effect on higher education.

Please register by sending an email to strategy@tue.nl. Let us know which session you will attend, and if you will be able to attend the lecture as well as the discussion.