About Studium Generale

If you want to broaden your horizons, get inspired or experience something really special, you can take part in a wide range of Studium Generale activities throughout the year. A wonderful addition to TU/e's regular educational program. Lectures, discussions, concerts, exhibitions, theater and film performances, workshops and other special activities. Mostly free of charge. Both students and those who are interested in expanding their horizons are welcome to take part in our programs. What exactly? See below or check out our program!

Program committees
Build contacts – make friends – present – broaden your horizons – book rock bands – improve your resume – organize a festival – be on stage – develop yourself?

At Studium Generale, we love your input. That’s why we have a film committee (contact person Brit Thomassen) and a music committee (contact person David Ernst).

For lectures, debates and interviews we also want to know what topics interest you as a student and which guest speakers you would like to see at TU/e. You can also actively participate in the organization of such activities. Contact persons: Marle de Jonge and Gijs van de Sande.

We are regularly looking for people to contribute ideas and work for committees and programs. If you are interested, please make an appointment or drop by at the SG office, room 2.02, Auditorium, tel. 040 247 4900, or send an e-mail to studium.generale@tue.nl. 

Collaboration with associations and clubs
Studium Generale is also open to collaborations. Whether you are an individual student, a study association, a student culture association, or any other studen club, you are most welcome to team up with us.
If you have a good idea for a joint activity, please contact us. Think of a lecture, a concert, a theater play, a quiz, a workshop, a film screening, or something completely different: any idea is welcome.

However, we can't fulfill all requests for collaboration, so sometimes it stays at a consultation. But often we start a collaboration to develop a starting idea into a -hopefully- fantastic program. What's important here is that we really do it together, that the program is accessible to a broad student audience, that it is in line with our mission: the societal, scientific and cultural broadening of students, and that we have enough time to work everything out properly because we have fixed deadlines for our programming.
Feel free to send us an email or stop by the office (Auditorium 2.05 and 2.06): our door is always open.

Student assistants
We have a number of student positions (see the contact page). Positions open up from time to time. Keep an eye on our website , or contact us by e-mail or phone: 040 247 4900.

Executive committee
The executive committee of Studium Generale has final responsibility for the program policy. The committee consists of prof.dr.ir. Yvonne de Kort (chair), prof.dr.ir. Jom Luiten, prof.dr.ir. Ines Lopez Arteaga, prof.dr.ing. Guus Pemen, dr. Lucas Asselbergs (secretary) and Fynn Schmidt and Shrila Sewnarain Sukul (student members).

Mission statement
Studium Generale's mission is to encourage and cultivate a lifelong quest for intellectual knowledge and broadening. It helps students and anyone else who wishes to gain new insights and experiences to broaden their horizons on an academic, cultural, societal and personal level by offering them a wide range of lectures, discussion programs, films, documentaries, theater plays, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and excursions, among others. In this way, Studium Generale offers people the opportunity to develop an inquisitive and engaged mindset toward the world, as well as an evaluative view of it. Most programs are free, open to the public, and take place on the vibrant TU/e campus.*

*In some cases, programs are exclusively for students and/or there is a modest admission fee. In all such cases, this will be clearly indicated on the program pages of this website.

Student Cultural Associations
If you are a student in Eindhoven and interested in culture, then Scala is definitely a place to explore. Scala is the umbrella organization of the cultural student associations in Eindhoven and is located in the Luna building on the TU/ e campus. The associations offer many different activities, from dance to board games, from theater to photography, and much more.

Studia Generalia elsewhere in the Netherlands 
Many universities in the Netherlands and an increasing number of universities of applied sciences have an active Studium Generale. Although the size and content of the programs can vary, these Studia Generalia have the same mission.

Almost all Studia Generalia advertise their program on their own website. 

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