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Research and Impact

A research university

The University of Twente is a technical college, with a focus on research. The university is home to more than 1,000 researchers working daily on relevant societal challenges in a variety of disciplines on campus.

Thanks to this, the University of Twente is a top ranked research university, ranking as the 212 best university in the world, according to QS Top University (2023).

All of the University of Twente’s research and education is aimed at making a difference in today’s society, while setting up the next generation for the future.

The University believes technology and people have a leading role to play in providing solutions for complex societal challenges worldwide. Their ‘High Tech Human Touch’ philosophy fuses natural science, data science, biology and engineering with social and behavioural science while maintaining a relentless focus on societal impact.

On campus you will find first-class research institutes and powerful labs focused on:

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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