The people below have given their support to the Studytrip.

Prof. dr. T.T.M. Palstra - Rector Magnificus of University of Twente

Dr. J.P.H. Benschop - Senior Vice President Technology at ASML

Prof. dr. ing. A.J.H.M. Rijnders - Chairman of Inorganic Material Science

S.W.J.G. Schelberg - Mayor of the municipality Hengelo (NL)e

Prof. dr. J.F.T.M. Van Dijck - President of the KNAW


SSA (Stichting Studiereis Astatine) is a foundation for students of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, predominantly members of study association S.A. Astatine. The goal of the foundation is to organize a study trip to south Korea for 23 participants during the summer of 2019.
The trip will be focused on excursions to high-tech companies, institutions and universities. The participants organize the trip by being part of a committee and taking up case studies for companies to secure excursions and sponsoring.


The theme of this year’s trip is “Ancient Culture, Advanced Technology”. As such, much of the trip and its preparation will be focused on examining cultural differences between the Netherlands and South Korea, as well as what effect the rapid development of South Korea in the last 50 years has had on the country.