by Alexandra den Heijer (project leader)
Since 2012 our TU Delft research team has been working on the project “European campus”, which will have its first milestone with a book in 2014 and a conference in 2015, in collaboration with the European University Association (EUA – www.eua.be). The research team is studying the state of the campus in all 28 EU member states and collects data about (number of) students and employees, funding, locations, iconic buildings and (number and state of) m2 floor area.
In October 2014 the research team have launched the book “The European campus – the heritage and challenges”. Members of the team were Dirk Jan van den Berg (former president TU Delft), Alexandra den Heijer (associate professor), George Tzovlas (researcher) and Flavia Curvelo Magdaniel (PhD researcher – focus Technology campuses).
For this project our European university network is involved – both academically and professionally. Part of this European campus research is the development of a decision-support tool: “a campus stress test”. This stress test contain a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess current European campuses and new campus plans (examples of indicators: space utilization in users/m2, ecological footprint, inter-university collaboration, total costs of ownership in euros/m2, % shared university-city functions, effective use of European heritage buildings), using European best practices as references and benchmarks.
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