On 24-26 June 1994 a Student Research Projects Congress was held in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. It was organized by the European Commission, DG XII, in the framework of its TELEMAN programme (research and training in the field of remote handling in nuclear hazardous and disordered environments). The TELEMAN programme received supplementary funding of ECU 3.5 million in 1993. This was used to extend the scope of research and environmental tolerance and reliability projects to allow fuller development, integration and industrial testing. In this context, it was decided to organize a pilot programme of small-scale research projects to be carried out by final year students in 1993/1994. Fifteen universities across Europe received ECU 20,000 each, which provided funding for 50 students to prepare research projects relevant to the TELEMAN programme. The students presented their projects at the Congress and the four best projects were selected. A major part of the weekend was devoted to a tele-robotics team competition. Students were divided into international groups in order to design and build a tele-robot which then had to complete a prescribed path through an obstacle course test track. It is planned to run the event again on 30 June to 4 July 1995 in parallel with a TELEMAN Projects Congress.