HigherEd in the anderhalvemetersamenleving era

On Wednesday the Dutch government announced a further softening of the corona-prevention measures. From secondary schools to cinemas, gym centers, cannabis cafes, and sex clubs, there is not a more or less clear roadmap for their calendar towards reopening and trying to recover part of their pre-corona activities. This said of course most the safety… Continue reading HigherEd in the anderhalvemetersamenleving era

Rebecca’s induction day: Some thoughts on the academic research funding model I

Let me introduce you to Rebecca (not a real name). She is an engineer, more precisely a vehicle engineer: someone, an expert, who has been trained to develop and build cars. Today is a very exciting day for Rebecca. After a long search and many disappointing refusals, she has finally landed her dream job: she… Continue reading Rebecca’s induction day: Some thoughts on the academic research funding model I

A game of colliders: is CLIC the Tyrion Lannister of the future collider wars?

Despite the title, I have never seen a single Game of Thrones episode. I read the first of the books though some time ago, and while the book was interesting and catchy, everyone there was very but very bad and miserable, so I was not really motivated to proceed further. This said, I remember that… Continue reading A game of colliders: is CLIC the Tyrion Lannister of the future collider wars?