About Marijke Swennen

Marijke Swennen is a PhD student at the research group of Business informatics since 2011. Next to teaching and performing research about process mining in the light of operational excellence, she recently started working on an education project titled "Agile project management in higher education". In this project, the principles of agile project management will be applied in different courses throughout Hasselt University.

BI Trip 2018: BI students visit Acumen

This blog post is contributed by Elseline Senave, Laura Verboven, and Greg Van Houdt, students of the bachelor and master program Business Informatics

Everyone with a memory to their student-life knows the feeling… You spend your precious time at the University, get heaps of knowledge thrown at you and eventually reach your breaking point when you’re working against the deadline of yet another project. It is at those moments that a student wonders whether all your efforts will actually be worth the investment. “How will any of this do me any good in my daily life?”

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BI-students think outside the box: “Don’t worry, BI happy”

This blog post is contributed by Elseline Senave, Nick Baeten and Stef Breuls, students of the bachelor program Business Informatics

It goes without saying that it has plenty of perks to be a BI student. You get to explore some of the most compelling subject-matters, to tackle cutting-edge challenges and to forge a connection between what is and what shall be. But wait, it gets even better: on the seventh day, we created something called “BI-day”, which basically means that we get to dive right into the action whilst the other university students get to follow classes from dawn to dusk.

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Students visit the Intel facilities in Ireland

Traditionally, the students business informatics of UHasselt organise a biennial trip to visit leading-edge technology companies around the world. This year, our group had the pleasure to visit the Intel facilities in Dublin. For sure, Intel did a wonderful job in having us. The staff showed real commitment and organised a very interesting day filled with talks, demonstrations and tours.

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Agile project management in higher education: kick-off

Last week, the business informatics group was happy to invite Hugo de Groot, an agile coach at Cegeka, for a workshop about “Agile project management in higher education”.

In the context of an innovative education project that was earned by our research group, Marijke Swennen, one of our researchers, started in October 2016 with the introduction of agile project management at Hasselt University.

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