What is TGD?
TGD stands for Technology for Global Development. It is a University-wide forum supported by the TU/e Board of Directors to promote awareness in the TU/e community about how its students and staff can contribute effectively to the design and implementation of innovative technological solutions for major global problems, with a special focus on the developing countries.
The inspiration for setting up TGD came from a group of students at the TU/e who were concerned about the declining interest in development issues, both in the Netherlands as a whole and at our university in particular. In 2001, an action committee was formed, which drew up a manifest entitled "Technology for Development". This manifest states that technological improvement holds out great potential for improving poor people's living and working conditions in developing countries. Technological universities are uniquely equipped to contribute to the realisation of such potential. The manifest was well received by the TU/e community. It was signed by no less than fifteen hundred students and staff members. The Board of the University then instituted TvO as a University Committee. Later TvO’s name (Technologie voor Ontwikkeling) was changed into the more international name of TGD.Read more
Examples of student projects in the Global South
A Ugandan electronics entrepreneur
Educating volunteers (Nicaragua)
Advanced clean cook stove (Vietnam)
Technology for Global DevelopmentMariëlle BeslingIPO 2.02tdg@ tue.nl
Visiting addressTechnology for Global DevelopmentHet Eeuwsel 575600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands
Postal addressTechnology for Global DevelopmentPO Box 5135600 MB EindhovenThe Netherlands