Frequently Asked Questions

Shenlong is the name of the study tour organized by the study association e.t.s.v. Thor from the department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology to China in 2020.

Shenlong (神龙 or 神龍) is a Chinese mythological spiritual dragon and the master of storms. This is a great parallel with the Norse god Thor, after whom our study association was named, who was also the god of thunder.

The e.t.s.v. Thor is the study association of the department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. It is the study associations for students from Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology. Thor was founded in 1957, in the same year as the university itself. Thor organizes activities that bring students in direct contact with the engineering industry. By organizing and taking part in these activities, students are able to get a broader view of the fields known as electrical and automotive engineering. Examples of these activities include symposia, corporate excursions and guest lectures. In addition to that, Thor regularly organizes study tours to give the students an insight into the international electrical engineering and automotive industry. The most recent study tour was the SPARK study tour to Russia and South-Korea in 2017. Earlier study tours include Prosperando to Brazil in 2014 and Satori to Japan in 2011. Other destinations have included such as Scandinavia, the Czech Republic and South Africa.

The study tour will take place in July and August 2020. The current planning is to depart to China on the 6th of July 2020 and return to the Netherlands on the 3rd of August 2020.

The Shenlong study tour is meant for members of the study association Thor, so Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology Bachelor and Master students. All participants are at least second year Bachelor students. The group will consist of 30 students, of whom seven are in the organizing committee and two employees from the department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology.

You can support us either by becoming a sponsor or by providing us with a case study. To help fund our project, we let participants work on case studies provided by companies before the tour takes place. In addition to that, we are looking for companies that will receive us on a technical excursion in China. For more information about sponsor options, please contact us.

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