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University of Twente

A globally ranked university

University of Twente’s unique interdisciplinary approach, combining technology and engineering with behavioural and social sciences, prepares students for working in teams and creating solutions that people, and society really need.

Established in 1960, the University of Twente (UT) is a research university ranked within the top 300 worldwide. UT boasts more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 47,000 alumni living all over the world.

The University of Twente offers highly personal education, applying student-driven learning and project-based teamwork to foster synergy, (self-)discovery and out of the box problem-solving.  Learning takes place in state-of-the-art facilities, such as the world-renowned NanoLab, newly formed Designlab and a new TechMed Centre.

The Twente Education Model empathises project-led education. Each module in Twente’s 3-year bachelor programme has one central theme with a variety of learning activities: lectures, workshops and feedback sessions with fellow students. The centre piece of each module is a team project which, working with other students, addresses a real-world problem.

The UT is the only all-in-one campus university in the Netherlands. The University offers a variety of on campus services, including a medical centre, counselling facilities, a hotel, sport and cultural facilities and much more. Students can buy meals at the campus supermarket or simply hang-out at the on-campus restaurants, cafés or bars.

Why study at the University of Twente?

Cutting-edge research

More than 1,000 researchers work on a daily basis on relevant societal challenges in a variety of disciplines on campus.

International community

27% of the 12,000 students are international, hailing from 85 countries.

Entrepreneurial spirit

The University of Twente is recognised as the Netherlands’ most entrepreneurial university and has launched over 1,000 business start-ups.

Twente Pathway College

Twente Pathway College provides a variety of pathway options that prepare students for future year studies with the University of Twente.

Twente Pathway College

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Global Reputation 

Among the world’s 18,000 universities, the University of Twente – UT in The Netherlands belongs to the top 300.

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Where technology and society interlink

UT is a technical university, exploring the relationship between science, technology and society. This high-tech, human-touch approach is at the heart of the learning experience, across all subject disciplines.

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Proven entrepreneurial innovation

The University believes that creativity, innovation and courage are at the core of all of us a humans. UT’s learning approach fosters the development of these traits and has resulted in the launch of a significant number of successful start-ups right here on campus.

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