Excursions & Travels
The aim of the 'Technologisch Gezelschap' was formulated in 1890 by Art. 4 of the articles of association:
"The aim of the association is to promote the interests of students in the field of Chemical Technology at Delft University of Technology and its members in particular."
Technologisch Gezelschap tries to achieve this goal by:
- giving lectures on all kinds of subjects of interest to the future chemical engineer;
- organising excursions and, if necessary, preparing them by prior discussion;
- making use of all other legal means which may be of use in this respect.
For TG excursions are very important. There are excursions of interest to all future engineers, high-tech institutes to refineries. For all different audiences within our association there are different excursions.
For our newcomers there is, first of all, the first-year excursion, a nice opportunity where you can look into the technologists-existence for the very first time. In addition, a tour in collaboration with the course ‘introductie Procestechnologie’ is organized.
For older students there are several excursions, ranging from one-day (course related) excursions in the Netherlands to multi-day excursions outside of the Netherlands. Every year we organize the Benelux tour for undergraduate students, an exploratory tour of several days to different companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This is a fun, accessible trip.
For master students the master trip is organised. This is a multi-day excursion in which several chemical companies in- and outside of the Netherlands are visited. In 2019 the Master Trip brought us to Shell Rheinland Refinery and BASF Ludwigshafen. In addition, various excursions are organized by TG in collaboration with master courses and a two-day excursion.
The showpiece of the 'Technologisch Gezelschap' is the foreign excursion tour, for third-years and older, that takes place during the summer holidays. In odd numbered years, this is a two-week trip in Europe and even numbered years traveling for three weeks outside Europe. In the summer of 2018 we visited the United States of America and Canada, where several companies, universities and institutes were visited. This year the foreign excursion tour will go to Scandinavia.