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Scientist Roy Huijsmans delivers meals by bike for his research

  • #anthropology
  • #sociology

Poor working conditions, little income and no rights. We often hear these negative aspects about platform labour, such as meal delivery. But platform labour also has benefits, especially for migrants, though we hear very little about them. Researcher Roy Huijsmans delved into it.

Scientist Roy Huijsmans noticed something in 2017. Some of his students delivered meals alongside their studies: 'That students work alongside their studies is, of course, not strange. But at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), most students are from outside the EU. Cycling must already be quite a challenge for them. Let alone maneuvering through a city you don't know very well, with a smartphone and a bike. That drew me into this research: what is the relationship between migration and platform work?'

Roy Huijsmans is an ethnographer. That means he doesn't do research from behind his computer. He goes out and about. So in 2019, Roy started to deliver meals for Deliveroo. He did so from 2019 until Deliveroo stopped delivering in the Netherlands back in 2022.

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Photo: Carl Campbell (Unsplash)


Working at the KNAW

  • #communicationsciences
  • #culturalstudies
  • #history
  • #languagesciences
  • #psychologicalsciences

Would you like to work at the very heart of science? Become part of KNAW's research community.

Over 1,500 colleagues work at ten research institutes and two institutes that offer a research infrastructure. The Academy’s research institutes are active in the humanities, social sciences and life sciences. Take a look at our vacancies in Amsterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Utrecht and Wageningen!

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Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award: 11 June

Academic entrepreneurs, get ready for the Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award on June 11th in Theater Rotterdam! It is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. The Award is yearly rewarded to the most innovative student start-up with the highest potential.

On June 11, 8 start-ups will compete to become the winner of the Philips Innovation Award 2024! The jury consists of successful entrepreneurs and captains of industry. The evening will be filled with pitches, a keynote by War Child founder Willemijn Verloop, and two fireside chats with former PHIA winner Michael Musandu and well-known entrepreneur Michiel Muller! It promises to be an inspiring evening!

Don’t miss out and reserve your free ticket via this link: or via


Gravitation award for FLOW: "We will be able to steer the fates of proteins"

  • #chemistry

The Dutch government is investing 23 million euros in a major research project led by Utrecht University. The consortium of researchers involved in FLOW will, for the first time, comprehensively chart the supervision of specific proteins within the cell, from cradle to grave. Ultimately, leveraging this understanding, they aim to exert control over the fate of these proteins. Such insights could pave the way for novel therapeutic approaches targeting diseases like Parkinson's and cystic fibrosis.

The principal investigators are Ineke Braakman (Utrecht University), Mireille Claessens (Twente University), Friedrich Förster (Utrecht University), Mark Hipp (UMC Groningen), Stefan Rüdiger (Utrecht University) and Alfred Vertegaal (Leiden UMC).

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Working at Tilburg University

Understanding society, that is what drives Tilburg University.

The university stands out for its knowledge in the disciplines economics, business studies, and entrepreneurship, the social and behavioral sciences, law and public governance, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

Curious to know what it is like to work at Tilburg University? Watch these testimonials from researchers.


Bus driver and Assistant Professor: a unique double position

  • #computerscience
  • #technology

Stories from the Lab: the AI & Mobility Lab

Marcel van Kooten Niekerk works at the AI & Mobility Lab AI Labs (Utrecht University) on possible applications for artificial intelligence in public transport, but besides that he still loves sitting in the driver's seat of the public bus.

Read his story here.


NWO grants for AI research on privacy-preserving cancer studies and virtual harassment

Two projects by Utrecht University researchers are receiving a grant from the National Growth Fund program AINed. This funding will propel promising, innovative, and bold initiatives in the field of artificial intelligence, addressing pressing needs in healthcare and virtual reality.

Julian Frommel, Assistant Professor in the Interaction/Multimedia group of the Faculty of Science, will conduct research on harassment in virtual reality environments. His colleague Wilson dos Santos Silva, newly appointed at the same faculty, will focus on improving AI models that can learn from patient data from different hospitals without breaching privacy.

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Pre-announcement: new Perspectief funding round to open this summer

  • #engineering
  • #technology

The new Perspectief round is opening this summer. Researchers, companies and civil society organisations that want to work in a consortium on technological innovation with societal and economic impact can once again submit their proposals.

Perspectief offers researchers an opportunity to initiate a major research project focused on the application of the knowledge gained and establish or further develop an interdisciplinary consortium.

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Why work at TU Delft?

Why work at TU Delft? Here are five reasons:

  • Impact for a better society at a top international university

  • Open international community with multidisciplinary teamwork

  • Excellent facilities for research, education and innovation

  • Room for personal growth

  • Good employment conditions

Learn more about TU Delft as an employer