DAS – the Student Fraction for the Ambitious Student

We are a student fraction in the University Council of Eindhoven University of Technology. DAS stands for “De Ambitieuze Student”, which means we focus on the ambitious students that want to develop themselves alongside their studies. This could mean being active in a sports, culture, study or student association, student team or participating in any other extracurricular activities. We believe studying is more than learning from lectures and making exams!

Our vision 

We believe every active and ambitious student deserves to have their voice represented in the University Council.  Our approach is to aim high and make possible what fits in the borders of the rights and duties we have in the University Council. Through a constructive, proactive attitude with a focus on actively involving the ambitious students, we strive to find the best solutions to fit the needs of the ambitious students of the TU/e.

Click here to see our goals for the coming year.

Flexible education for ambitious students 

In the past, there have been big changes in Eindhoven and at the TU/e that have influenced students greatly. This also influenced the way ambitious students need to approach their study, including how they develop themselves during their time as a student. We want to represent these students, so their point of view can be taken into account with the decisions of the TU/e. We represent the ambitious students, for example through enabling students to study in a more flexible way and working on improving online education.

Development alongside your studies 

Our goal is to have a university where there is support for development alongside your studies, and the TU/e encourages personal development. We believe that extracurricular activities are essential to get the most out of your student life, because you develop soft skills like working in a team and organising events.

Eindhoven as a city for students 

Eindhoven is not yet known as a real ‘student city’, while we think it should be seen that way. The connection between students and city centre should improve, which means that the TU/e should look further than just the borders of the campus. This will enable the TU/e to be future-proof, while at the same time getting more focus of student life in the city centre.

Improvement of student housing 

Eindhoven is currently struggling with a shortage of housing, and a lot of students do not have a place to live because of that. We believe that living in the city where you are also studying is very valuable to getting the most out of your student life. That is why we are currently active in several ways in the municipality, to let the voice of students be heard.

Do you have any issues regarding the TU/e? Suggestions for improvement that would help the ambitious students? Feel free to reach out to us by mail: