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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 2017 -Call for papers opens

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 for the Call for Papers please click here.

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Jay Singh from CalPoly State University, USA, is confirmed as the new IAPRI president.