Talk:Delft University of Technology

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The following text which Fred 1 added:

it is an establishment of both national importance and significant international standing. Renowned for its high standard of education and research, the University collaborates with other educational establishments and research institutes, both in the Netherlands and overseas. It also enjoys partnerships with governments, branch organisations, numerous consultancies, the industry, and companies from the small and medium business sectors.
TU Delft tries to discover problems and challenges in society which, with all its expertise, it can work towards solving. In short, it is society itself that defines our most important assignments. Today, social issues are becoming progressively complex - more and more often, they require a multidisciplinary approach. TU Delft wants to continue focussing on combining its own strengths, building more partnerships, and participating in both nationally and internationally-recognised research programmes. In doing so, it will further reinforce its reputation as both a centre of excellence in the fields of education and research, and an 'interactive partner' in society, committed to answering its increasingly multifaceted demands, and intiating new changes to benefit people in the future.

was lifted verbatim from this page:

Possible copyright violation? Even if it isn't, it reads like advertising copy, not encyclopedia information. -- Viajero 21:30, 20 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Expand article[edit]

There's not much information in the article, I'll try to expand it in the future. Gemertp 15:13, 4 March 2007 (UTC)


Does this university have a history of any sort? What was it? Stevenmitchell 11:47, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes it has, as you can see at the Dutch wikipedia. I'll suggest you try and find someone who is willing to translate that information into English. SietskeEN 14:34, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
I translated most of it. Gemertp 22:32, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

An anon removed it in December 2007[1], and another anon copied the uni website in January 2008, so we have had a copyright violation in the article for nearly two years. I am reverting that section back to December 2007. John Vandenberg (chat) 12:13, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Tone problems[edit]

This article should be written from neutral point of view and should not read as a PR-piece. I watered down some ravings about the institute that were not well substantiated and focused others. The following section should NOT be in the intro, but I could not find a good other place for the text. Feel free to use its parts in the relevant chapters of the article, if and when these have not been included elsewhere. gidonb (talk) 20:35, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

(the following text was NOT written by me gidonb (talk) 20:35, 14 June 2010 (UTC)) Many prominent engineers and scientists were either affiliated with, or educated at TU Delft, including Nobel laureates Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and Simon van der Meer, Philips Corporation founder Gerard_Philips, virology founder Martinus Beijerinck, developer of x-ray absorption spectroscopy theory Ralph Kronig, Einstein–de Haas effect co-discoverer Wander Johannes de Haas, Kramers-Heisenberg formula co-author and Hughes Medal recipient Hendrik Anthony Kramers and above the ocean floor gravity anomaly discoverer Felix Andries Vening Meinesz.

User has put all the information right back in. This Delft University graduate seems to disrespect guidelines and rules and took ownership of the article, without willingness to join this discussion on the talk page, and without considering COI, tone, OWN, 3RR, NPOV, etc. I have added a tone warning to the article, as peacock seems still too strong. Please compare the current intro with, for example, that of Harvard. gidonb (talk) 11:40, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Dear gidonb - It is not true that I have reverted all information back, please compare the last version of the article with the one I created couple of days ago. I have responded to all your comments writing down the summary. You disagreed on adding info about EU - I have given my explanation; You wanted to have a link to "numerous research institutes" - it is there; I have removed excessive information about TU Delft graduates, since you are right that it looked too much as a PR-piece, but I left information about Nobel laureates as such information is available on MIT or UCLA articles for example; finally information on the ranking position of TU Delft was there before I even started to edit the article and the only thing I did is to add more links supporting that statement. The ranking information is available on many university articles I know, look for example at MIT, UCLA, RWTH, EPFL, University College London, etc. In conclusion - I really do not understand your decisions. All the statements in the article on TU Delft are supported by links or other wikis, so I am not creating my own reality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Przemyslaw Pawelczak (talkcontribs) 14:40, 15 June 2010 (UTC)