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Technology is broadly defined as a collection of processes which are used to create goods or services. Technology therefore refers to the knowledge of such processes, or the processes themselves, which are often embedded into machines or devices.
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.
Online Course in Technology Studies in Netherlands
For anyone interested in the fascinating world of membrane technology in drinking water production and industrial water treatment, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the process and its applications. [+]
Membrane filtration using reverse osmosis is a technology that is increasingly being used in many water related organizations. Did you know for instance that reverse osmosis is now the most important technology for making fresh water out of seawater?
For anyone interested in the fascinating world of membrane technology in drinking water production and industrial water treatment, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the process and its applications. Your dependence on external advisors will be reduced and your ability to make decisions regarding investment and maintenance within the organization will be greatly enhanced.Practical applications ... [-]
This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. [+]
Wind turbines involve many technical aspects: rotor blades, gearboxes, generators, control systems, etc. These are based on many physical disciplines, such as dynamics, statics, aerodynamics and electricity. Anyone who wants to apply their scientific or engineering skills to wind turbines should have an overview of the technology with which they interact. This course provides such an overview and helps you understand how the various components of a wind energy system act together. This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. Different aspect of wind energy What you need to bring is some basic understanding of engineering sciences and we will get you up to speed with the relevance and application to wind turbine physics and technology. Each week a different aspect of wind energy is highlighted with online lectures, readings and animations. Quizzes are used to test your progress and weekly exercises help you master the subject. You can discuss the topics with fellow learners in the discussion forum where you can help each other. The lecturers will also assist in answering questions. At the end of the course, you can demonstrate what you have learned in a proctored written exam. Specialist technical knowledge Do you study or specialize in a technical domain and want to apply this knowledge to wind turbines?... [-]
Many satellite applications require extremely accurate positioning of the satellite in order to be able to interpret the data. For example, measuring the height of the oceans and ice sheets and positioning of tectonic plates requires knowing the position of the satellite with centimeter-level accuracy. [+]
Are you an administrator, policy advisor, developer, government official or professional in an agency that is interested in opening, governing and using open data? If you want to obtain professional knowledge and experience in the area of open data provision and use, then this course will teach you the potential of open data, as well as the challenges that need to be faced. [+]
Despite the fact that more open data is available, its potential to generate benefits is often not fully realized. The governance and use of data is complex and challenging since data is derived from a wide variety of sources. How do we ensure that open data is used effectively? Which metadata should be opened up with the dataset? How should data providers and users treat privacy issues? How can we assess data quality? Which are the best tools with which to analyze data? To harness the power of open data new approaches are required. In order to benefit from increased transparency, greater understanding of public and private problems (through advanced data analytics), enhanced innovation and economic growth we need strong guidelines and innovative ideas for open data policy making as well as its development and use.... [-]