Delft University of Technology
TU Delft is currently positioning itself in the new, very
internationally-oriented world of education and research. This
demands enormous effort from the organisation, its people
and its systems.
It is therefore encouraging to observe that we were already able to reap the first benefits of these efforts in 2003. The number of new students entering the university increased by a remarkable 14% in 2003, breaking a lengthy downward trend. The number of mechanical engineering students actually doubled. This was undoubtedly due at least in part to the success of the solar-powered car Nuna II, which won a race across Australia in October and clearly demonstrated that engineering can also be fun.