The Twente Graduate School at the University of Twente offers an increasing variety of integrated master's and PhD programmes for outstanding graduate students who aim at a career in scientific research. The programmes are set up in cooperation between faculties and research institutes. Through a broad selection of compulsory and elective courses, students are able to specialize in a research area of their interest and at the same to broaden their perspective on the societal context of technology and research. All these aspects are integrated into the Twente Graduate School (TGS) which aims to become a breeding ground for research talent. TGS sets high standards and has a strict selection procedure for both research and education programmes as well as prospective students.
The structure of a graduate research programme includes a cursory component at master level that forms the basis for research concerning the subject in question, an international orientation on research, a preparatory and orientating master's project, a cursory component provided by the involved research institute, the national research schools and/or other (inter)national networks, a number of broadening subjects such as ethics and philosophy, innovation and entrepreneurship, governance and project management, science and communication, etc., and a research project resulting in a doctoral degree.
A schematic overview of the building blocks of a graduate research programme