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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)

Other staff

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

Ellen Oude Luttikhuis (Researcher,packaging design, sustainability)

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


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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 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

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IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at