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University of Twente


University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enshede, The Netherlands


Roland ten Klooster (Holder of Chair Packaging Design and Management)

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Jos de Lange (Researcher/teacher, packaging design, sustainability, usability)

Ellen Oude Luttikhuis (Researcher,packaging design, sustainability)

Bjorn de Koeijer (Researcher,packaging design, sustainability, C2C)


+31 53 489 2534


Chair Packaging Design and Management is being financed by the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre and co-financed by twelve companies. The chair is founded in 2006., Activities are education and research., Education in the program of Industrial Design Engineering with two subjects and guiding of master theses., Research on several topics like sustainability, usability and the influence of packaging design on consumer decisions. , The mission is to professionalize the market of packaging. , The vision is to educate students on industrial design engineering and to teach them about packaging. As well to be a packaging designer as a (more complete) product designer. , The strategy is lecturing, show cases from practice, being member of jury's, publication of research articles, etc., Up to now 73 master students graduated on a packaging subject and over 40 work in the field of packaging


IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'