An impression of research at University of Twente


The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial university. It sets standards in the field of new technology and seeks to stimulate change, renewal and progress in society. Our strength lies in our capacity to combine. We work with the technologies of the future - information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology - in which behavioural and social science research play a vital role. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovation takes place at the interface between technology and its implications for mankind and society. We are active in areas such as health, water, green energy, security and education.


Our research is highly regarded at both the national and international levels, and is accommodated within very active research institutes. These focus on nanotechnology, information technology, biomedical technology and technical medicine, governance, behavioural sciences and geo-information science and earth observation. The research institutes combine scientific excellence with a sharp eye for knowledge valorization (the process of translating newly developed knowledge into economic activity) and social applications. They are highly successful in generating spin-off businesses.
Science depends on developing talent. The large number of research environments at the University of Twente make it an attractive destination for researchers. There are opportunities for junior and senior researchers alike.
Twente Graduate School and tenure track positions both attract new research talent. Dedicating extra space and money to develop excellence has proved to be an excellent strategy. Twente's research output and citation rates are well above the national average. Current vacancies for researchers can be found on