Technology and society hand in hand: that is this century’s biggest challenge. And the reason I chose Sustainable Innovation!

Wouter Kersten, student

Nice people and a relaxed atmosphere

Since I was a kid, I’ve always been interested in how things are put together and how they work. I can spend hours reading through Quest and National Geographic magazines. Especially Quest, which has articles not only about technology but also about society – that’s great. New developments and discoveries can really seize my fascination, but all too often the world is not open for them. People are too contentious to all drive electric cars. Technology and society hand in hand: that is this century’s biggest challenge. And the reason I chose Sustainable Innovation!

The solidarity within my study is something that spurs me on to go to the university every day: nice people and a relaxed atmosphere, so enjoyable. So far everything is going well for me: I’ve passed all my subjects, I’m feeling at home and am getting ready to change the world. However, it is important to be on the ball from the start because everything is done at a high tempo. But as long as I do this, it will all turn out well.

Since I don’t yet have my own room, I tend not to go out often in Eindhoven. During the introduction week (highly advisable!) I got to know the city and the various possibilities it offers students. There is plenty to give you the chance to escape your study and relax with friends. 

What would be my study choice tip? I would say that the most important thing is a study in which you feel good. In which you feel at home.