The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial research university with proven excellence in the field of new technologies and their impact on society and humanity. The university develops technologies that shape the future: ICT, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Our researchers are among the world’s leaders in those fields. The University of Twente is unique in its capacity to transcend the boundaries between disciplines.
The interface between technologies: that is where important and intriguing innovations occur. Twente’s key research areas include nanotechnology, biomedical technology, ICT, sustainable energy and governance. We do not approach new technologies in isolation, but in relation to behavioural, social, and management sciences, combining high tech with a human touch. As a modern, entrepreneurial university, Twente is renowned for its
engineering ability in supporting industry and commerce, and its creation of new innovative businesses. This perspective provides unexpected solutions in areas such as health, sustainable energy, water, learning and safety. In our 50 year history, over 700 spin-off companies have been launched onto the market.