Are you willing to do the dirty work?

Saskia Bonger, Delta, 29 mei 2017 - Aerospace students often end up working in an industry with strong ties to military weapons research and manufacturing. Are they prepared for the difficult choices they might face? Would you be? [...]
Activist Mark Akkerman, who researched the involvement of Dutch companies, government, and research institutes in the armed upheavals in Middle Eastern and North African countries and the ensuing stream of refugees, nevertheless said that in an ideal world TU Delft wouldn't work with the weapons industry, including large aviation companies, at all. In a quick overview he showed that these companies benefit not only from war, but also from pressing politicians into securing the EU-borders against the refugee flows these wars induce. "I hope that this story discourages students," he said. [...]