Category Archives: Committee

Enrollment closed

The enrollment for Study Tour USB 14.0 is closed! I wish to thank all applicants for their applications and their enthousiastic letters. All applicants have been contacted about the rest of the enrollment procedure. The committee will evaluate all applications and interview all applicants, after which we will announce the Tour’s participants!

After weeks of promotion our next milestone, the announcement of our participants, is close at hand. It is good to see our efforts, posters, college-talks, lunch, drink and general promotion has paid off and there are so many people apparantly just as excited for this Tour as we are. Continue reading

Information drink

Last Monday, December the 16th, USB 14.0 had its last event before the enrollment deadline. We had an information drink for all people who are interested to participate and had some questions. All people present were helped with their questions.

Since it was the last event and some people might still have questions, we will try to answer questions at as quickly as possible during the holidays. After your questions are answered you can enroll, by sending us an e-mail at (please do not use for enrollment), for the complete procedure look at the page Enrollment.

Tour details

The specific dates for the study tour are now known! The tour will depart during the 8th of November 2014, and end at the 2nd of December.


A more detailed route is also available:
- San Francisco ~ 7 days
- Los Angeles ~ 3 days
- Sao Paulo ~ 4 days
- Brasilia ~ 3 days
- Rio de Janeiro ~ 5 days

About 30% of the tour will consist of cultural activities, while 70% of the tour will consist of visits to high-tech universities and companies related to the theme ‚Smart Surroundings’.


We’re also happy to announce the study tour info drink at 16:00 on the 16th of December 2013 in the MBasement (Edu-Cafe). If you’re unsure wether you want to participate or still have some questions, you’re welcome to have them answered. If you are sure you will participate, you’re also invited to socialize with other participants or help convincing those still in doubt. Be there!

Please note: this schedule has slightly changed, the new schedule can be found at the tour page.

Research Tracks

The tracks for the research are known! The theme of the study tour (Smart Surroundings) was already made public and within this theme we have chosen six interesting tracks. The participants can choose to do their Theme Course in one of the following tracks:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Internet of Things
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Modern Human Input Devices
  • Realtime Decision Making
  • Big Data and Security


Each participant will get assigned a supervisor, who will guide him/her in doing a research and writing a paper about it. This research will take place in the fourth quarter of this year and the quarter will be closed with a presentation session where each participant has the opportunity to show the rest of the group what (s)he has done during a presentation. For more information about the courses and curriculum options, take a look at the research page



From the chairman

Welcome to the USB 14.0 website! My name is Jeroen Monteban, 3rd year Business & IT-student and chairman of the Study Tour Committee. Together with my fellow committee-members, I organize the Study Tour to the United States and Brazil in November 2014. With still a year to go until our departure, it might seem like we’ve got all the time in the world, however a lot has to be done in the upcoming year. For starters, we have to find enthusiastic participants. Are you one of them? Let us know at en join the awesome experience of Study Tour USB 14.0!