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Business and Innovation

Connecting students to the global economy

The University of Twente is at the core of society and has an outward-looking perspective. Strategic Business Development supports the UT community in connecting our excellent research to external needs.

Working together with companies is an essential component of this. After all, today’s students are tomorrow’s professionals. The university maintains intensive contact with national and international partners to ensure knowledge developed at the University of Twente is translated effectively into economic activity, an aspect that is also referred to as commercial knowledge transfer.

As an entrepreneurial university, UT feel it is vitally important to support and promote entrepreneurship at every level, their spin-offs and student enterprises regularly develop into successful companies.

Innovation in Enschede

Enschede is known as a place of learning and innovation. It is home to Novel-T (a foundation whose mission is to develop an innovation and entrepreneurship-friendly climate in the Twente region), a strong start-up scene with business incubators and accelerators music and pop academies, an international school and an art school – as well as the University of Twente.

Available pathways

Twente Pathway College

Located right on the University of Twente campus, the Twente Pathway College offers academic pathways in partnership with the University of Twente, which lead to globally recognised undergraduate degrees.

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University of Twente

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.

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Careers and Employability

The Netherlands has the 15th largest economy in the world, making it a lucrative and stable place to work.

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