University of Twente

High tech, human touch. That is the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals are working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 10,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit, organizes numerous activities for secondary schools and is a partner of Kennispark Twente.


The UT is a leading international research university focusing on both developing technology and assessing the impact of technology on people and society. With degree programmes in fields ranging from behavioural and management sciences to engineering and natural sciences, the UT is a true multi-disciplinary institution. Popular top ranked research areas at the university include nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, and energy and high tech systems. Illustrating the success of this approach is the fact that in 2011 the UT was ranked for the sixth consecutive year in The Higher Education Ranking (THES) top-200 list of world universities.


A commitment to integrate social and engineering sciences is reflected both in high level teaching and research taking place at the university, and through the innovations brought to the market by over 750 spin-off companies. The academic focus and entrepreneurial orientation of the UT are complimented by the spacious green campus of the institution, which features both excellent IT infrastructure as well as fitness/entertainment/shopping facilities.  Close links are also maintained with industry, business, knowledge centres and partner universities on a regional, national as well as international level.


Students from around the world representing over 70 nationalities currently study at the UT. The University of Twente is the most appreciated Dutch University by international students (according to Internationa  l Student Barometer). Years of experience have shown that the international students of the UT are extremely satisfied with the quality of education, living conditions, the institution, and support facilities. In all these areas, the University of Twente has scored higher than the overall satisfaction rate at other Dutch Universities according to international students.


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