Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with over 24,000 students. Saxion University has a rich history – its roots can be traced back to the 1875. A merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool Ijselland, in 1998 paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to build further on its strong position in Dutch higher education and since then Saxion University has come to be recognised as an important centre of expertise at regional, national and international level.

The Lightweight Structures chair is in charge of research in the field of Lightweight Engineering, studying the underlying trinity of design, materials and processes. Special attention is given to composite materials, in particular the application of fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites. The research group serves as meeting point for students, researchers and industry. Together with regional business and Saxion students the Lightweight Structures chair wants to build the bridge from fundamental (scientific) research to directly applicable, practical research. The group aims at the application of cost-effective, innovative lightweight structures by businesses.

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