The study association Thor focusses on the enrichment of the students of Electrical Engineering and Automotive at Eindhoven University of Technology. In order to achieve this goal, activities are organized for and by students. Both Bachelor and Master students are equally welcome and Thor supports both as best as possible.

The activities employed by Thor members mostly revolve around three themes: Education, Development and Recreation. Some activities of Thor are embedded in the regular courses of students, like guest lectures and some excursions. Other activities try to enhance the development of the students. The study tours, conferences and workshops are a good example of this. Finally, recreation includes activities that do not have any special relationship to the study Electrical Engineering, but that are employed to improve the social life of the students. The most evident example of this part of Thor is Het Walhalla, the association’s own pub on the sixth floor of Flux.

Activities are open for all members and enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. If you want to join an activity, please feel free to register at the boardroom (FLX 6.184). The language spoken during activities is either Dutch or English, depending on the preference of the participants.

Thor also enables students to develop their organizational skills by giving them the opportunity to plan and execute an activity from the bare beginnings all the way to the end. The most common way to achieve this kind of development is by joining or forming a committee, but it is also possible to organize a small, stand-alone activity. Feel free to visit the boardroom (FLX 6.184) to discuss all the options.

Strategic Area: Health

At Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), about 300 researchers are actively involved in health-technology. The TU/e specializes on the research area’s Bio-molecular Health, Image-guided Health, Participatory Health & Wellbeing and Data Science.

We are committed to impact: our goals are early and precise diagnosis, precise and efficient treatments, healthcare at home and keep­ing people healthy.

Examples of developments at the TU/e are a baby friendly jacket with invisible sensors to monitor premature babies, a heart valve constructed of the body’s own cells and providing health profes­sionals and patients with their health information and digital help instruments. Furthermore, we work on minimally invasive robot surgery, sensors for the continuous moni­toring of diseases like diabetes and the use of real-time imag­es during surgery.

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The Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) focuses on multi-disciplinary research and innovation in the field of healthcare. The technological strengths of the TU/e Department of Electrical Engineering play a crucial role in this work, including sensing, modeling, imaging, monitoring, minimally-invasive interventions, ICT embedded systems and ubiquitous computing.

C3Te covers a wide range of technologies in four essential areas where electrical engineering techniques and technologies can make a significant contribution: neurology, oncology, cardiology and perinatology. Each of these areas have principal researchers developing the roadmap of their area and creating connections within the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The C3Te has a strategic network of clinical collaboration and is connected to all major hospitals in the Netherlands. This creates a unique opportunity to develop innovative ideas that are ahead of the industry and exploits the flexibility and steering ability of a dynamic academic environment. The Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) forms a strategic partnership with regional hospitals Maxima Medisch Centrum, Catharina Hospital and Kempenhaeghe. AMC, Erasmus MC and Jeroen Bosch Hospital are also important partners in clinical research. In addition, the Center has close collaboration with industrial partners and a strong track record with successful spinoffs and new healthcare ventures, which can open up additional funding opportunities.