N. Petrová MSc (Nikola)

Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering

About Me

I am a lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering within the Humanitarian Engineering group that is developing an MSc programme in Humanitarian Engineering. The programme aims to prepare engineers who will improve the lives of people from underserved and marginalized communities with appropriate and sustainable technology. My main focus is:

  • Humanitarian engineering education
  • Ethics of social innovations in the humanitarian engineering context
  • Curriculum design
  • Training
  • Challenge-based & interdisciplinary learning in the context of engineering education

I also work as the Assistant Project Leader of the CuriousU summer school and I was involved in organizing the Autumn Challenge Programme (powered by ECIU).

I come from the Czech Republic. I acquired my BSc degree in Social Pathology and Prevention in 2016 and in 2019, I graduated from Social Pedagogy (MSc.) from the University of Hradec Králové (CZE). In 2020, I acquired another MSc degree in Educational Science and Technology at the University of Twente.


Other Contributions

Petrová, N., Chapel, L., Buunk, L., & Kaptijn, G. H. (2022). Assessment of competency development in a challenge-based learning course: Can coaches be objective assessors? In H-M. Järvinen, S. Silvestre, A. Llorens & B. Nagy (Eds.), SEFI 50th Annual Conference 2022: Towards a new future in engineering education, new scenarios that European alliances of tech universities open up (pp. 615-624)

Chapel, L., Petrová, N., Tsigki, E., Buunk, L., & van den Berg, F. M. J. W.  (2021).     Creating the conditions for an online challenge-based learning environment to enhance students' learning . In H-U. Heiß, H-M. Järvinen, A. Mayer, & A. Schulz (Eds.),    Proceedings SEFI 49th Annual Conference 2021: Blended Learning in Engineering Education: challenging, enlightening – and lasting? (pp. 721-735)

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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