🔨Every wednesday a new article! 🔨

“The closer to the crotch, the dearer to the heart”

By Rens Vogels - Theme - 22 May 2023

Rens has been spending the past few months in Stockholm and in this article, he shares something about a peculiar Swedish tradition.

The Evolution of Maps

By Babette Rijpkema - Committees - 17 May 2023

As Intermates resident design committee, the PromoCie will take you on a journey through the history of the design of maps. In this article, Babette tells you everything you need to know about the earliest maps and how they were created.

Train ride of the year

By SmoBo - Committees - 8 May 2023

We are going to make a trip. Pack your suitcase, your broomstick and owl. I can hear your thoughts from here; broomstick? Owl? Yes, you have read this correctly, we are going to make a magical trip in the Hogwarts Express. We, the SmoBo committee, are your tour guides.

Mentally off the grid

By Julia Verbruggen - Columns - 10 May 2023

One thing I struggle with on a day-to-day basis is stopping my mind from flying all over the place. In the rush of switching between work, uni, friends, and family it is for me, and probably many others, a jumble of ever-fleeing thoughts. Going with the theme of this quartile, I attempted to take my mind off the grid and let it travel to a serene place.

Sander Schepers' Spectacular Social-media Support

By Sander Schepers - Committees - 3 May 2023

We all love to travel right? Because you can learn and see new things, enjoy the weather, try amazing food, or because “you want to find yourself”. Well, in reality, this is not true. The only reason to go traveling is to make the perfect Instagram picture. People can like those pictures and that is very cool. If you are a Gen Z you can also make a BeReal which is even cooler. The problem with those pictures is that you might have to travel far to make them. This can take a lot of time and it can also be costly. Although it is absolutely worth it to go to the other side of the world for some likes on social media, you can also stay closer to home! Therefore, in this article, the KiekCie presents the top 3 best places relatively nearby to make a picture that will definitely impress your friends and followers.

Intermania food crawl

By Morris Boers - Theme - 26 April 2023

On Sunday the 2nd of April, the intermania went on a tour around the world. To get to know each country a little bit better, we ordered their local dishes and beverages to get a taste of the culture. To give you, our lovely reader, a little taste of our journey, we wrote this article to give you the highlights of each country together with a detailed food review. Bon appetit!

Holidays with a drink

By Esther Mendel & Faye van Wijngaarden - Committees - 5 April 2023

Who better to talk about drinks than our very own Borrelcie? In this article, they will take you on a little trip through Europe and tell you what types of alcoholic beverages you can drink in those places.

Revisiting The Never Ending Dilemma: “to Klok or to Klus”

By Lars de Hamer - Committees - 28 March 2023

In this article, Lars revisits the infamous and everlasting dilemma: "to Klok or to Klus". Although an attempt at tackling this was already made two and a half years ago, he returns with new found wisdom and insights, determined to answer it once and for all.

Visievorming in de techniek

By D. Londema & E.M.M. Castelijn - 27 March 2023

Diverse techniek ondersteunt organisaties in het bereiken van ambities en doelstellingen. Een duidelijke visie op de inzet en verwachtingen van deze techniek helpt daarbij. Hoe kom je tot zo’n visie? En als die er is, wat ga je dan doen? Al jarenlang helpt advies- en ingenieursbureau Witteveen+Bos beheer-organisaties bij het opstellen van visies en plannen en het implementeren van veranderingen. Dit artikel is bedoelt als een business case voor het bedrijf Witteveen + Bos, het is dus niet een regulier artikel. Voel je vrij om het artikel te lezen ook al doe je niet mee aan de business case :)

ITEM goes abroad!

By Alain Starke & Mats de Ronde - People of Intermate - 22 March 2023

Two former intermate members, Alain Starke, and Mats de Ronde, tell about their international study and working experiences. Both are part of ITEM, the alumni association of all innovation science studies.

Equity is Key – Why International Women’s Day is still needed

By Manon van Hastenberg - Columns - 15 March 2023

Last week was International Women's Day, which was the ideal moment for our columnist Manon to write a new column about women's rights. This time, Manon talks about the importance of International Women's day.

Wonderful Week of Wintermate

By Jaron Englebert - Committees - 11 March 2023

In this article, Jaron details the amazing Wintermate trip some of the members went on two weeks ago. He shares the fantastic stories that happened both on, and off the slopes of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Where running and partying comes together

By interTEAM - Committees - 7 March 2023

Everybody be prepared… It is almost batavieren time again! InterTEAM will give you an overview of the route and the history behind the batavieren race.

Tosti's around the world

By Naud Janssen - Committees - 8 March 2023

Imagine a world where you would have tasteful lunches on other days in the week. This wouldn’t sound as beautiful as Tosti Tuesday, but in this article, Naud will give you a taste of what different tastebuds around the world would eat for lunch at different days in the week.

To the end of the world

By David Hordijk - Columns - 15 February 2023

David Hordijk (Ultimate member and 'ouwe lul' of intermate) walked 2500 km from the Netherlands to Finisterre, which literally means the End of The World. Through a crowdfunding campaign, his piano met him at the end of his route on the cliffs of Finisterre. There he recorded a concert and a music video. He shares the personal story behind his journey with us and some adventures of his way.

Cocktails and drinks all over the world

By Timo Beerman - Theme - 13 February 2023

In this article, Timo will take you all around the world in the best way possible; with drinks! Enjoy exploring different cultures and places around the globe, while also learning some new cocktails to impress your friends.

How to plan your best city trip?

By Hugo Baas - Committees - 8 February 2023

To kick of the new theme ‘of the map’, we asked our favourite educational weekend-organising committees to write an article about how to deal with going of the map. Therefore, in order to start the promo for their coming weekend, they give you the best tips and tricks to plan a nice weekend away for you and your friends!

Join the healthcare sector, we have bad innovation

By Benedetta Malagoni - 18 January 2023

I’m sure you all still remember the applauses for healthcare workers at the beginning of the pandemic. It was a beautiful gesture, expressing appreciation for their incredible commitment and dedication, even though it probably meant more for the applauder than the applauded. I’m also sure most people are aware that, since those moving applauses, working situations for many healthcare workers have not improved. In several cases they worsened: increasing hours, increasing workload, increasing stress, colleagues leaving because of mental or physical burnouts. This has been the reality for many people taking care of our health and wellbeing.

Expedition music exploration

By Sietske Wijffels - Committees - 9 January 2023

Being a member of the BorrelCie is more than just serving the members of Intermate their drink. They are in charge of the music during played during the drinks. With her love for music, Sietske gives you tips on how to broaden you music horizon.

Setting up the right ‘klus’ environment

By Lars de Hamer - Committees - 21 December 2022

Have you ever wondered how to create the best vibe for a 'klus'? Look no further! The CieKlusKlus has got you covered. Lars will tell you everything you need to know, to make sure your next 'klus' has the perfect vibe.

The Evolution of Christmas music

By Maarten van Sluijs - Theme - 19 December 2022

In this article, Maarten will guide you trough the interesting history of Christmas music and point out some personal favourites.

Embrace the mental emptiness

By Julia Verbruggen - Columns - 13 December 2022

With the christmas holiday approaching we often have enough to think about. Julia, however, shows that it is also important to have nothing on your mind at all. So this Christmas try to have some mindful moments in between of all the hecticness.

Expedition Weather Sounds with Intermania

By Editors of Intermania - Theme - 12 December 2022

With each theme the Intermania tries to look into an activity that matches it. This time we went to a classical concert in the Concert Gebouw in Eindhoven. Let us tell you about our experience

Cante, Baile and Toque: the three pillars of the art of flamenco

By Eva Boots - Committees - 7 December 2022

During the AFExCie trip to Madrid, everyone in the group saw the passion for music that the Spanish people have. Street performers everywhere, a jazz bar on every corner, and, of course, a lot of flamenco bars! Though salsa may be a dance you think of more quickly when you think of Spain, flamenco is rooted in its history. In this article, Eva will teach you the art of flamenco, by explaining its three elements: cante, baile, and toque!

Intermate Sinterklaas puzzel

By Morris Boers - People of Intermate - 5 December 2022

Het is pakjesavond! Dus tijd voor een leuke intermate sinterklaas puzzel.

A lack of time

By Rik Schutte - Columns - 30 November 2022

Making time for hobbies is something that most students struggle with. Rik has the same struggle and gives you some advice on this.

How to harmonize each beer-drinking experience

By Esther Mendel - Committees - 15 November 2022

Pintermate has written an essay on the influence of music on the beer-tasting experience. Which is a topic we all wish were answered during our studies but was never done. Therefore Esther is coming to the rescue by writing such an essay for us.

The most hated songs of Intermate

By Wouter Tulp - Interviews - 14 November 2022

My dearest Intermate members, the last articles were way too much about the best and favorite songs or artists. As everyone knows, I am generally not a happy person so I would like to shine a light on the most hated side of music. There are a bunch of artists who do a wonderful job at creating music that inspires people. In addition, some artists also perform notable work for improving the world. I don’t care about any of these artists, so let's put the focus on the most hated artists within Intermate for a change.

Creating new Intermate hit songs using AI

By Morris Boers - Theme - 7 November 2022

Within intermate there exists a very specific and sometimes strange culture. Together with this culture also a very specific sub genre of music is intertwined. For an outsider it is hard to grasp why this music is so popular within Intermate and it is even harder to find new music that could fit within this genre. That's why Morris went researching whether an AI algorithm could capture this music genre and create new Intermate hit songs.

Student music, why do we even like it?

By van Ardennen & Verbruggen - People of Intermate - 2 November 2022

Julia and Michelle go on a scientific journey to answer the question in the title. Besides the necessary literature review they also went into the field to collect and experience student music for themselves. Together with in 't Audt they went to the breeding ground of popular dutch student music; 'Vo met een harde V'. Interested in their research? Read the article!

The quest for a new jingle

By Timo Beerman - Committees - 31 October 2022

Timo goes on a quest for a new jingle for the Intermate podcast, Intertalks. Join Timo on this amazing life quest. Will he be able to capture the essence of what makes a great Intertalks jingle? Which instruments will he use? Will he produce the best Intertalks jingle in the history of Intertalks? All great questions, which will be answered in this article.

Der greatest Wintermate Après ski hits

By Jaron Englebert - Committees - 26 October 2022

Winter is coming, which means that the time of Sinterklaas, Christmas and the ski/snowboard trip will arrive soon! To get you more familiar with the latter we, the Wintermate committee, have made a top 5 apres-ski songs for you to prepare yourself for what is coming.

Intermania Rates Hamilton

By Marjolein van der Heijden and Lotte van Dijck - Reviews - 19 October 2022

Every once in a while, the Intermania members try to inform you with some much-needed review. This time the review is of the musical Hamilton. Which three fans forced upon the rest of the committee.

The songs you must know as a new Intermate member!

By Jarno Soós - People of Intermate - 10 October 2022

So, you are new to Intermate? Welcome! Intermate is currently almost 39 years old, so I expect we are a little bit older than you are. This means, we already have a lot of traditions; you might know the TostCie Tuesdays or the Fussball table. However, we are also very musical. So, to prepare you on an amazing student time at Intermate, this article will introduce you to all the must-know songs of Intermate!

LP what's there to see - KiekCie reviews

By van Dongen & de Beijer - Committees - 5 October 2022

As the KiekCie, we can most definitely say that we like pictures. When we think of pictures in music, then album covers come to mind first. And who doesn't know the famous picture of four men walking on a zebra crossing, or a naked baby diving after a dollar in a pool? Perhaps you know the man with a red and blue lightning bolt on his face, or the four men whose shadowy faces adorn the black background of their famous album?

The evolution of TostCieworhty Music

By Naud Janssen - Committees - 27 September 2022

Tuesday, at around 12:15, all Intermate members slowly but surely enter the Internaat. Some find a space on the couch, some find a place to work, but most of them stand in a line towards the left corner of the bar. A bizarre phenomenon for those that do not know what Tuesday mean for our study association, but for those that do, this is just normal. With their ears pricked up, they are waiting for the tunes that indicate that TostCie Tuesday is about to begin. With the instantly recognizable “du du du tudu du du du”, everyone knows that it is time to order one of the delicious special tosti’s! But how did this strange ritual originate? Let’s explore the rich history of maybe the most memorable Intermate playlist out there, the TostCie Tuesday playlist!

Favourite food of celebraties

By Lotte van Dijck - Committees - 21 September 2022

With the new school year up and running we also have to cook for ourselves again. I am not the only one that runs out of inspiration sometimes, so the KookCie comes to the rescue once more. They have assorted three recipes made by celebrities to give you some inspiration.

From the old days: Hey don't I know you from somewhere?

By Unknown - Columns - 14 September 2022

As most of you probably already know Intermania exists for over 20 years. So we are introducing a new format: from the old days. Where some old articles will be dug up from the archives. This time it is an article from the old column the Klaagmuur (the complaints wall) where an anonymous writer states its complaints with the rest of Intermate.

Meet the Intermania committee

By Morris Boers - People of Intermate - 7 September 2022

Hi fellow Intermates! We are the Intermania, Intermate’s best and only association magazine. We will post an article every Wednesday of the week. To kick off we would like to introduce the hardworking group of Intermates that make the Intermania possible.

Schurend Paradijs – The Intermania visited a museum

By Intermania - Theme - 29 June 2022

In this last article of the year🙁 , the Intermania will close off their art theme with a review of the art exhibition that they visited a few weeks ago: Schurend Paradijs (abrasive paradise).

Reviving an old notebook tradition

By Lotte van Dijck - 21 June 2022

In this new quarterly column of Julia she gives an insight into a tradition she and her mom had when she was little. Which they picked up again over the last few months.


By - - Theme - 14 June 2022

Mijn vader was degene die mij kunst al van kleins af aan bijbracht. Hij was zelf ook wel een kunstenaar: hij speelde in tientallen bandjes, componeerde zijn eigen muziek, schilderde, en schreef liedjes & gedichtjes. Zijn gedichtjes hadden iets speciaals: een twist op het einde. Iets onverwachts waar je van moest lachen of waar je raar van opkeek. Net als voor mijn vader, staat kunst dichtbij me. Voor deze keer, kies ik gedichtjes. Hier zijn 3 gedichtjes met mijn vader als inspiratiebron, waarvan ik hoop dat je moet lachen, je raar op kijkt of je gewoonweg blij wordt. Want dat werd ik van de zijne.

Introducing Epicurus

By Bestuur - Committees - 8 June 2022

As of last week, Intermate has a fresh new board! In this article, they will tell you a little bit about who they are and what they stand for.

Policing Women’s Bodies – Limiting Abortion Rights

By Manon van Hastenberg - Columns - 1 June 2022

Manon is at it again writing about women rights once more, however, she of course could not miss writing about the anti-abortion laws happening in the United States at the moment.

Guiding AI in Power

By Irene Niet - 25 May 2022

In this article PhD’er Irene Niet will share her research on AI in the Dutch energy transition, focusing on the effect of AI on the Dutch electricity system.

The art of authenticity

By Emma Höngens - Columns - 18 May 2022

In this column, Emma will take you to the core of every piece of art: authenticity. Why is it important to be authentic? And how does “standing up” relate to standing out?

Tattoos of intermate

By Babette Rijpkema - People of Intermate - 11 May 2022

Tattoos, het is een onderwerp met veel verschillende meningen. De een vindt het prachtig, de ander afschuwelijk. Het gaat vaak zo ver dat familieleden, of vrienden, bijna een inspraak hebben op of jij een tattoo mag zetten of niet. Als zij het niet goedkeuren, dan zijn mensen sneller geneigd om het niet te doen. Daarnaast wordt het bij verschillende werkplekken niet geaccepteerd, waardoor je een kleinere kans hebt om een baan te vinden. Toch worden tatoeages steeds populairder, en wordt het langzamerhand steeds meer geaccepteerd. Tegenwoordig hebben 35% van de Nederlanders (18+) een tatoeage, in de leeftijdscategorie van 18 t/m 34 is dat zelfs 50%. Daarom vroeg de Intermania zich af hoe het zat met de Intermateleden. Acht Intermaten zijn geïnterviewd en hebben hun verhaal gedeeld betreffende hun eigen tattoo(s).

Green Art

By Cécile Geertman - Committees - 3 May 2022

The SustainabiliCie is the green committee of Intermate that aims to make Intermate the most sustainable study association on the TU/e campus. Besides, the committee is always interested in educating members about sustainability. Therefore, in this article, the SustainabiliCie will elaborate on the sustainable side of art.

Voor iedereen die moderne kunst niet begrijpt

By Marijke Remmers - Theme - 26 April 2022

Aangezien wij als onnozele TU studenten toch vaak de fijnere kunsten wat moeilijker kunnen begrijpen heeft onze podcast host Wouter zijn huisgenote gevraagd om ons te onderwijzen, want zij studeert aan de design academy in Eindhoven. Verder heeft ze in Eindhoven haar huisgenoten maar al te vaak kunst moeten uitleggen, en dat doet ze net zo graag voor ons in dit artikel

The art of spinning the wheel

By Tim Bruggink - Committees - 12 April 2022

Tim will show you the age-old tradition of gambling and drinking, Radje draaien! He will discuss the art of Radje draaien with some veterans of the artform.

Intermania rates: Battle of the year committees (Art edition)

By Morris Boers - Reviews - 7 April 2022

For this special edition of INTERMANIA RATES we asked the three year committees: the sjaarscie, twaarscie and driecie to make a meaningful artistic picture. We sent these three committees out into the world with a camera and their own creative brains to make the next artistic masterpiece. We asked our own inhouse professional art connoisseurs Marjolein van der Heijden and Lotte to rate and critique the pictures and see which committee has the most creative potential. Welcome to INTERMANIA RATES: battle of the year committees (Art Edition)

The definition of art

By Bestuur - Committees - 30 March 2022

As you all might know, the current Intermania theme is art. But what is actually the definition of art? Faye has done some research into this topic and she will present her outcomes and opinions.

Hang in there

By Arjan Derks - Columns - 23 March 2022

Arjan comes back to write one more column for the Intermania. In this column, he gives advice on how to deal with loss and how you as friends can help people dealing with grief. Since he himself has lost a dear friend once in addition to several other people below the age of 20 and he did not have such a column to help him.

The value of art

By CieKlusKlus - Committees - 16 March 2022

Are you a good art connoisseur? Christian van Erp discusses several peculiar works of art together with their worth, indicating that the value of a piece of art is very difficult to determine. In order to find out whether you are able to estimate the value of paintings yourself, read the article and do the quiz!

Can AI Create Art?

By Rob Janssen - Committees - 9 March 2022

Rob Janssen, a member of the CIE++, takes the definition of art and the creation of art into question. He does so by asking the question: "Can AI create art?". In the following article you can read his viewpoints on this statement.

A new pandemic has arrived: Femicide.

By Manon van Hastenberg - Columns - 1 March 2022

Manon gives us a nice insight into a pandemic that has been happening for a longer time than the Covid-19 pandemic, namely Femicide. While a lot of people know about this but see this as a third-world problem, which is not the case at all which Manon explains in the following article.

The Curious Case of Art During the Second World War.

By Lotte van Dijck - Theme - 23 February 2022

To kick off the new theme ART two old articles were combined and show how obsessed Nazi Germany was with art and how a Dutch con artist forged a Vermeer and sold it to the Germans

AI in Perspective: Adversarial AI

By Anne Nijsten - 21 February 2022

The ability to see a subject through a different lens is always valuable, especially when a field as complicated as AI is discussed. We, therefore, decided to team up with other study associations at the TU/e to write an article about Artificial Intelligence. Each study association shares their insights on the subject, showing the diversity of all the different faculties of the University. This last article is written by Anne Nijsten also from study association GEWIS.

AI in Perspective: Solving the Unsolved

By Dhwani Swami - 21 February 2022

The ability to see a subject through a different lens is always valuable, especially when a field as complicated as AI is discussed. We, therefore, decided to team up with other study associations at the TU/e to write an article about Artificial Intelligence. Each study association shares their insights on the subject, showing the diversity of all the different faculties of the University. This third article is written by Dhwani Swami a member of study association GEWIS.

AI in Perspective: Physical Limits of AI

By Louis Timmermans - 21 February 2022

The ability to see a subject through a different lens is always valuable, especially when a field as complicated as AI is discussed. We, therefore, decided to team up with other study associations at the TU/e to write an article about Artificial Intelligence. Each study association shares their insights on the subject, showing the diversity of all the different faculties of the University. This second article is written by Louis Timmermans, a member of study association J. D. van der Waals.

AI in Perspective: the Ethics of AI

By Wouter Tulp - 21 February 2022

The ability to see a subject through a different lens is always valuable, especially when a field as complicated as AI is discussed. We, therefore, decided to team up with other study associations at the TU/e to write an article about Artificial Intelligence. Each study association shares their insights on the subject, showing the diversity of all the different faculties of the University. This first article is written by Intermania's own podcast producer Wouter!

How to: New year's resolutions

By Rik Schutte - Columns - 19 January 2022

If you have listened to the latest episode of Intertalks, you probably heard that Rik had not yet thought about his new year's resolutions at the time of recording. That must have made him think since he wrote down some useful tips about new year's resolutions in his very first column as our newest columnist.

Van Ontgroening naar Vergroening?

By Wil Kuijpers - Columns - 10 January 2022

Het is weer tijd voor een nieuwe publicatie van Wils Wijsheden! Deze keer heeft hij het over het studentenleven met betrekking tot de ontgroeningen bij studentenverenigingen. Hij geeft zijn kijk weer op deze ontgroeningen, en geeft suggesties op hoe dit in de tijd van nu eventueel gewijzigd kan worden.

How to : adten van een biertje

By Ruben Dragt - Theme - 26 December 2021

Tegenwoordig is het niet meer belangrijk hoe gezellig je bent, dat je er goed uit ziet, of dat je een leuke openingszin hebt. Hedendaags is het enige wat je nodig hebt, om een goede indruk achter te laten bij mensen een snelle adt van een biertje.

How to enhance your food experience by pairing it with the right beer

By Julia Verbruggen - Columns - 20 December 2021

To start the Christmas holiday with a bang we will give you a column by Julia, Borrel Buyer. She will give you advice on how you can enhance your Christmas dinner (or the TostCie new year dinner) with the right beer to accompany it. Or want to impress your housemates at the annual Christmas dinner, try this out!

The return of the Borrellegends

By Meie Kleijburg - Committees - 11 December 2021

After some time off, the Borrellegends are back at it again. Talking about their favorite beers and all other things borrel- related. In this article, they give their ode to the beer can, which has become more and more common in the Internaat fridge.

What happens after student life?

By - Columns - 7 December 2021

Hi there! The name’s Bert and you may know me from my presence in the Internaat, thrilling foosball games during coffee breaks, or from my role as Commissioner of External Affairs in the illuminating 34th board of Intermate: Pharos.

IS reigns the department council this year, but here's why you still need to vote!

By Emma Höngens - 30 November 2021

December 7th and 8th the elections of the departmental council will take place. Maybe you already heard of it or you just found out about it. It sounds quite important, but what does this council do? Why is it important for you and me as students? And why should we vote, while for other departments this does not matter that much?

How to make sense of it all

By Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu - Columns - 22 November 2021

The corona measures have been following each other up rapidly over the last few weeks and they impact everyone differently. In his newest column, Peter reflects on how the recent measures impacted him and how he dealt with their consequences.

How to make pasta pesto

By Lotte van Dijck - Theme - 15 November 2021

Pasta pesto is a classic student dish. If you have not made it are you even a student? In this article, I will show you three kinds of pasta pesto, from the classic student one to a more sophisticated one and then one that will come as close as possible to the real Italian deal.

How to overcome FOMO?

By Emma Höngens - Columns - 9 November 2021

Fear Of Missing Out, commonly known as FOMO, is something many of us suffer from post-lockdown. All the agendas are full again with nice activities to do, like the Poem contest of the Intermania for example. However, why do we experience this and what is the influence of social media on it? Emma is here to give you some more insight into this. She will also give some tips to help you with your FOMO.

Intermate's Tremendous Travel Trip: the aftermovie

By AC-team - Committees - 8 November 2021

Do you remember the amazing AC party at the beginning of this academic year? Or did you forget half of it because of the alcohol? If you click on this article, you can find the aftermovie of Intermate's Tremendous Travel Trip! Now you can totally relive the evening again, have fun watching!

How to network

By SympoCie - Committees - 1 November 2021

As a TU student, you are, of course, constantly thinking about your future career. When thinking about this, one word will constantly enter your mind: networking. Although this word sounds really cliché, it is one of the most important things for a successful career. Therefore, we, the Symposium Committee, will give you some advice.

F*** you, human

By Geert van der Velden - Committees - 26 October 2021

Last year our columnist Emma Höngens wrote about the purpose of the study psychology and technology. A study that many people of the TU/e do not really understand. A graduate of HTI (the master of P&T) will give you some wise words on how to deal with these people.

How to Intermate

By Bestuur - Theme - 19 October 2021

Following our "How to..." theme, the board has written a very helpful "How to Intermate" article. This article will get you up to date on all our traditions if you are a new Intermate member (aka Sjaars). Or maybe you have been around for a while already, but you forgot everything because of covid? This article will provide you with a nice refresh on all things intermate!

How to Gala

By Melissa Baars and Bart Bronsgeest - Committees - 10 October 2021

Next week the awesome Gala is taking place, during student gala's a lot of formal rules are present. In this article written by Melissa and Bart these rules are summarised into this lovely article. This gives all of us the last reminder of the etiquette and the dress code and what this entails for everybody.

In the mind of Manon – The World Does not Belong to Them

By Manon van Hastenberg - Columns - 4 October 2021

Our columnist Manon van Hastenberg has written a new column! This time she will talk about her view on refugees and the way the world deals with these people.

The best of the Intermagic Beans Challenge!

By Marjolein van der Heijden - Theme - 1 July 2021

Over the past weeks, the Intermania has hosted the Intermagic Beans Challenge, in which we wanted to find out who was the best at growing their kidney beans. To make things a little more interesting, we also came up with weekly challenges in which everyone could show their creativity. We were not the only ones that liked the idea since a whopping 53 people subscribed!

Introducing Neomeris

By Bestuur - 15 June 2021

Tuesday evening, the 1st of June, around 22:15, we entered the room in our suits. It felt weird seeing the General Meeting from another side. As the baton passed to us, we knew that suddenly every question about everything going on at Intermate would be asked to us. However, this doesn’t scare us, as we are extremely motivated for an amazing board year at the best study association of the Tu/e! Tradition is that the board explains their policy in their first article, however, as you might be tired of reading long texts, we have made a really short summary, which you can find at this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2d2tVRn50_PoVjW917kVXK5PY6Dw1_rpXNxcovDeAc/edit

Aurelia says farewell

By Bestuur - Columns - 8 June 2021

As most of you will have noticed by now is the board exchange which took place last week. How did Aurelia experience their very special board year? They will tell you all about it in their very last Intermania article.

'Met je gieter naar de sodemieter': The Highlights

By LiftCie - Committees - 3 June 2021

During the ascension weekend, the Liftcie had an alternative activity for their yearly hitchhiking weekend. In this article, they will tell you about the highlights and show you some of the best pictures.

SAP BI Consultant – de rol van adviseur en ontwikkelaar in één

By Femke Straatman - Columns - 27 May 2021

Bijna afgestudeerd en op zoek naar jouw nieuwe uitdaging? iTrainee was al voor honderden jonge, talentvolle mensen de springplank voor hun carrière in SAP, de meest gebruikte bedrijfssoftware ter wereld. In dit verhaal legt iTrainee-alumnus Femke Straatman uit wat zij precies doet als SAP BI Consultant bij consultancybedrijf Plainwater. En ze legt uit hoe het traineeship haar heeft geholpen bij de start van haar carrière.

Vegetable garden at home

By Babette Rijpkema - Theme - 24 May 2021

Tired of visiting the supermarket to buy herbs for your dish every time? Growing these herbs is the solution! And it's more delicious, too. But how do you grow them? This article gives a tutorial on how to grow your plants and in which dishes these herbs are most suitable.

Het Perfecte Plaatje: the jury's highlights- Round 4!

By KiekCie - Committees - 19 May 2021

Het Perfecte Plaatje round four has been completed, meaning that the remaining contestants are now working on their final pieces. Before the finale deadline comes around at the 8th of May, we first get to share some highlights from probably our most challenging round thus far. The challenge this round was to make two pictures that included some form of reflection. One of them was to be a self-portrait and the other a portrait of someone else. Contrary to last round, the highlights of this round could be just one of the two pictures the participants sent in. As always note that the highlight pictures don’t have to be the best pictures that were sent in, they are pictures that stood out on one or multiple of the criteria they were judged on.

Het Perfecte Plaatje: the jury's highlights- Round 3!

By KiekCie - 19 May 2021

The third round of Kiekcie’s Het Perfecte Plaatje is completed, and this round was the most challenging so far. The challenge was to edit one landscape picture in two different ways, so it would tell two different stories. Truly a challenge for the teams to show off their editing skills. Despite the hard challenge this round once again produced some highlights that show off the talent and creativity of our Intermate peers. The highlights don’t necessarily have to be the best pictures, it could also be that they simply stand out in one of the aspects that are judged or have something extraordinary to show. So let’s see what beautiful pictures this round had to offer!

Parentsday activity 2021

By Babette Rijpkema - Committees - 14 May 2021

This year, the Parentsday activity did take place for the first years. However this time it was organized online. Do you want to know how this went? Then read the article!

LiftCie 2021: Met je gieter naar de sodemieter!

By LIftCie - Committees - 5 May 2021

This year, we cannot hitchhike through Europe, but that did not stop the LiftCie from organizing an exciting ascension weekend for you! They have written a nice message for you if you might not be convinced to subscribe yet.

Terug naar Moeder Aarde

By Wil Kuijpers - Columns - 4 May 2021

Het is weer tijd voor een nieuwe publicatie van Wils Wijsheden! Onze vertrouwde columnist biedt ditmaal een interessante kijk op de urgente rol die wetenschappers, politici en burgers spelen in het beschermen van de aarde.

In the Mind of Manon: Hands off their hijab

By - Columns - 27 April 2021

We would like to introduce our new columnist: Manon van Hastenberg! In her first article in our newest series in the Mind of Manon, she will share her view on the separatism bill in France

Guideline for your online BEP

By Michelle van Ardenne - Columns - 5 May 2021

Everybody has to do it, if you like it or not, the Bachelor End Project (BEP). What seems to be the biggest task of your lifetime at the start, really becomes that precious word document on your laptop which you start loving more and more when it comes to the end. At least, that is how I felt about my BEP. Especially with the coronavirus, I feel more proud than ever. For the people who do not know me, my name is Michelle van Ardenne. In January I finished my bachelor Psychology and technology after 6 months of working on my bachelor end project. The topic of my BEP was ‘The influence of ecological footprint calculators on pro-environmental intentions. I am not going to bore you with an extensive summary of my BEP, but what I think is more useful for you is to learn some tips and tricks to finish your BEP in times of the Corona crisis. Because there are some things that will differ and you can better be prepared.

Intermagic beans challenge

By Marjolein van der Heijden - Theme - 21 April 2021

The new Intermania theme for this quartile is nature! We are very curious to see which Intermate member is the most connected to nature and is able to win our plant growing challenge.

Graduation as an intern

By Maithe van der Wal - Columns - 19 April 2021

The final part of your study involves your final thesis. There are many fun things to do with your final thesis. Maithe wrote about her thesis. She is doing her graduation project at a company: Bearingpoint!

Online (drinking) games in times of Covid

By AC-team - Committees - 6 April 2021

In case you haven’t noticed: The AC-team had planned some really fun online activities last year. Did you have fun during the past activities and would you like to do it again? The AC-team will give you an insight into how you can recreate their last activities.

Het Perfecte Plaatje: the jury's highlights of the second round

By KiekCie - Committees - 4 April 2021

The second round of Het Perfecte Plaatje has been completed and the results are once again dazzling! Het Perfecte Plaatje is a photography competition organized by the KiekCie, and every round the teams get a new challenge and the chance to show off their creativity, eye for detail, and photography skills.

Klussen: Life’s greatest game

By Lars de Hamer - Committees - 29 March 2021

Some people are able to turn everything into a game. One of these people is Lars from the CieKlusKlus committee, who will tell you how “Klussen” can be seen as the ultimate game.

Gala Announcement!

By - Committees - 23 March 2021

The GalaCie has started up but unfortunately the event had to be postponed to a later moment, but luckily we will already start with the fun news of what the theme of the upcoming Intemate gala will be!


By Wintermate - Committees - 23 March 2021

On the 24th of February, the Wintermate activity took place❄️ We organised a photo hunt that was filled with fantastic winter challenges❄️Read all about it below❄️

The Purpose of P&T

By Emma Höngens - Columns - 13 March 2021

Columnist Emma Höngens is often asked: "What is the point of studying Psychology and Technology?" She will share her experiences during her bachelor's that describe the answer to this question and shows how important the P&T students are in the engineering field.

Spice up your online hangout session with these games

By Promocie - Committees - 8 March 2021

Playing games online with your friends has become pretty normal for everyone. Coming up with different and fun games to play every time is not always easy, so it is a good thing that the Promocie has made a list for you! They will tell you which online games are the best to play with a group of friends.

Next-Gen Leadership at Enactus Eindhoven

By Jetske Kehrens - 7 March 2021

You might have heard of Enactus Eindhoven, a student team focussing on developing sustainable products. These products include light show providing bins and nature-friendly body scrubs. If this sounds interesting to you, read more and get motivated to join one of their two product team!

Intermania rates

By Ruben Dragt - Reviews - 3 March 2021

It has been a while but at last, here it is a new Intermania Rates. In this Intermania Rates, following the Intermania’s game theme, we will rate all the game websites that you used to play on as a little kid. To make a good comparison, we came up with a very scientifically correct way of testing the websites. We will play Bomberman on all the different websites and after we have played this game we will grade the website on user-friendliness, how easy it is to find games and the overall impression of the website. We know that you can’t wait to find out what the best website is to relive your youth and play all the games you used to play, so we will just get right to it.

Het Perfecte Plaatje: the jury's highlights

By KiekCie - Committees - 1 March 2021

The first round of Het Perfecte Plaatje has been completed and the results are in! Het Perfecte Plaatje is a photography competition organized by the KiekCie, every round the teams get a new challenge and the chance to show off their creativity, eye for detail and photography skills.

Tostis and Gaming is a match made in heaven

By Bas Gremmen - Committees - 24 February 2021

Are you hosting an (online) game night very soon and still in need of a good snack? The Tostcie has got you covered! They have made the perfect Gamer Tosti and they even provide you with some suggestions for which games you can play.

The new sjaarzen committees!

By Chairmen of the sjaarzen committees - Committees - 21 February 2021

Like every year, many sjaarzen like joining a committee. Therefore the Parentsday, Sjaarscie and Smobo in order for them to start their first committee with only sjaarzen. In this article, they'll tell you who they are and what they are up to for the coming year!

The Sims: escaping reality or just a way of handling your darkest desires

By Lotte van Dijck - Columns - 16 February 2021

In this quarterly column of Julia will take you into the more sinister world of the sims.

Fun in the snow with Intermate!

By Intermate members - People of Intermate - 15 February 2021

Nobody could have missed it: since last week, the Netherlands is covered in snow! A big stress relieve for many people in this difficult time. What did the people of Intermate do in these cold weathers? Read about it here!

Where's the Board?

By Wervingsdagen - Columns - 5 February 2021

With GM #177 just around the corner, it is highly interesting to know what Aurelia is up to. Therefore, at a random time and random day in the academic year 2020-2021 a decision was made to follow the activities of the Intermate board. However, a problem arose. Where is the board? Many different authorities, like the police, FBI, and CIA, have been called up for this search, but there only was one organization able to help out… (READ MORE TO FIND OUT WHICH ORGANIZATION)

Rollercoaster Mania

By Bestuur - Theme - 1 February 2021

Iedereen heeft zich het afgelopen corona jaar wel eens verveeld. En nagedacht over de goede oude tijd wanneer je aan teamsport kon doen, met je vrienden aan de bar borrelen, of überhaupt na 9 uur ’s avonds buiten mocht zijn. Maar wat kun je doen wanneer je geen sport kan doen en borrelen ook niet kan? Juist, gamen!

Tackling NIMBY

By Wouter Pustjens - Columns - 31 January 2021

It is always nice to gain a better insight in where you can end up after you have graduated. Today Wouter Pustjens is telling us what he does at Pondera, a sponsor of Intermate. From 2009 to 2012, he was part of the Information Team of Technische Innovatiewetenschappen. He remembers the struggle of explaining that technology – by itself – is not a perfect solution, and that innovation scientists are required to embed technology in its societal context. His perfect example was NIMBYism (Not In My BackYard) in wind energy projects, which he is now also tackling at Pondera.

Team Energy event about the energy transition

By Anton Ionov - Columns - 30 December 2020

With lots of Renewable Energy Sources coming online in the coming years, the way we make electricity changes fundamentally. Since the sun doesn't always shine , and the wind doesn't always blow , we can no longer get electricity on demand like we could with gas-fired power plants. So how do we make the electricity grid future-proof? Tune in on the 7th of January to discuss!

Drankjes voor bij de Boom

By - Committees - 17 December 2020

Kerst staat weer voor de deur, nu is het dit jaar wel wat anders helaas. Je nichtje dronken voeren zit er dus helaas niet bij, maar je wil je familie die wel komt natuurlijk wel imponeren. En dat doe jij als student natuurlijk met de drankjes die je gaat verzorgen. De BorrelCie geeft je tips over wat wel en niet geschikt is om te schenken tijdens het kerstdiner.

Intermania Rates - Kerstmarkten

By Michelle, Bert, Anton en Meike - 12 December 2020

De Intermania ging op zoektocht om de leukste kerstmarkt te vinden!

Light up your day – the Motion Experience

By Michelle van Ardenne - Reviews - 5 December 2020

I think a lot of people have been struggling with the problem of finding fun things to do during the corona pandemic. Especially when the academic year has just stared and you have been working on all sorts of deadlines and assignments for over a month now. Still, it was not easy to find something fun within the area of Eindhoven which you could do without breaking the rules. Where do you go?


By Wil Kuijpers - Columns - 1 December 2020

Het is alweer een tijdje geleden sinds de laatste, papieren, column van Wil Kuijpers. Daarom is het weer tijd voor een nieuwe, online publicatie van Wil’s Wijsheden. Dit maal wordt de relatie tussen vakantie en corona besproken.

Departmental council

By Emma Höngens - 27 November 2020

December 1st and 2nd the elections of the departmental council will take place. Maybe you already heard of it or you just found out about it now. It sounds quite important, but what does this council do? Why is it important for you and me as students? And why should we vote while for other departments this does not matter as much?

Thanksgiving, what it is all about (by a Dutchie)

By Lotte van Dijck - Theme - 24 November 2020

I think you all have heard of Thanksgiving, however, we do not really know what it is about. What is celebrated and why it is celebrated and all the events surrounding it. So I will tell about its origin, how it is normally celebrated, and what events surround the holiday.

How to Tinder successfully: the do’s and don’ts of online dating

By Sanne van der Laan en Teun Timmermans - Committees - 16 November 2020

One of the most memorable aspects of 2020 is going to be the lockdowns resulting in going out to party and meet new people not being possible. Dating is now primarily through dating apps, and our KiekCie decided to give you some tips about providing a better first impression through your pictures.

The Never Ending Dilemma: to Klok or to Klus

By Lars de Hamer - Committees - 15 November 2020

In this article, CieKlusKlus member Lars de Hamer decided to tackle the dilemma we all have encountered at least once in our lives: Should I invest my time in a DIY project or should I have a beer?

MomenTUm – the flashback

By - 13 November 2020

Even though MomenTUm was a little while back, we should not forget the celebration of our bachelor and master graduates and with this flashback, we hope to bring back the festive mood with some fun memories and pictures!

A new SExCie excursion

By Ruben Dragt - Committees - 12 November 2020

Studying can be very tough and a lot of students do not know what they want to do when they are done studying. There are so many options and it seems so far away. Most students take about 6 years to finish their studies, which means that after that their working life will start. This might seem frightening unless this working world of companies and entrepreneurs comes closer and you are introduced to it!

Introduction Week 2020

By Mick Ceelen - Committees - 27 October 2020

Even though it might not be for the best reasons, this year’s introduction week will be a difficult one to forget anytime soon. The introduction week itself, but also most definitely the months in advance, were full of ups and downs, surprises, setbacks, discussion, brainstorms and meetings. However, we as the IntroCie 2020 still enjoyed it enormously and hope everyone had a good time as well.

Autumn holiday, time for a breath of fresh air

By Lorea Ros - Committees - 26 October 2020

Although the world is a mess at the moment within intermate there are still some things that never change, for example the yearly committees. Like the AFExCie which is super excited to organize this years trip. It might not be as far away as normal but they will make sure it is a trip to remember.

United By Diversity

By Peter Ruijten - Columns - 22 October 2020

Over the past few months, we all experienced some unique times during the corona crisis. Everybody says we could fix this through human action. But how does this work? Peter reflects on how people are united by diversity.

The After Intro day and its usual chaos

By Lotte van Dijck - Committees - 20 October 2020

How was the After Intro planned in corona times? Just before all Intermate activities were canceled, the After Intro day still happened. Tijn explains how all the activities were taking place and how the sjaarzen and After Intro parents experienced it. Will there still be a weekend planned?

Be inspired and let's inspire

By Latisha Boor - Committees - 14 October 2020

As you all might know, the study tour this year is going to Scandinavia. Read to get to know what can be expected.

What the board has been up to

By Aurelia - 12 October 2020

See how the now official board has coped with their first half-year as the board.

Intermania goes online!

By Babette Rijpkema - Committees - 12 October 2020

What can you expect from the Intermania now that we are online?

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