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ut as partner in education for your organisation

Science and practice reinforce one another via the exchange of knowledge and skills. This is why we collaborate as much as possible with the corporate sector when it comes to educating people. This is done in a number of ways, from short courses to part-time masters' programmes, subdivided according into disciplines. 

Public management and RisK management

Professional Learning & Development (in Dutch) offers various educational programmes for professionals from both private sector and public sector. Some examples:

  • Part-time master's in Public Management or Risk Management;
  • In-company training sessions: The University of Twente provides customized training sessions, here at the UT or within your organisation;
  • Other teaching methods: The University of Twente involves companies and organisations in programmes by means of master classes, guest lectures, business cases and final thesis projects.

Teacher training courses and lecturer training courses

ELAN (in Dutch) is the UT's Institute for teacher training courses and the development of professional lecturers. ELAN provides postgraduate teacher training Science Education (mathematics, physics, chemistry, informatics and design) and postgraduate teacher training in Social Studies & Social Sciences. In addition, ELAN provides teachers in secondary education with support in their professional development and in carrying out their teachings tasks.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

The faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), with its international orientation, offers a large number of courses, both in Enschede and abroad.

Technical medicine

For alumni of the programmes in Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, as well as those for other medical specialists, nurses and other medical professionals, the UT offers postgraduate courses on the cutting edge of medicine and technology.

Chemistry and engineering sciences

Are you involved in extrusion in the plastics processing industry or the rubber industry as an engineer? Or are you employed as product developer, process engineer, company manager, quality controller or head of technical services? In that case you are welcome to come to the UT for a short course in Extrusion (in Dutch). Furthermore, there are short courses in the field Rubber technology, and a course in Process technology (in Dutch) offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology.

PDEng: Professional doctorate in engineering

A PDEng could also be an attractive proposition for your company: the Professional Doctorate in Engineering. This is a multidisciplinary designer who spends two years at the university following a post-master's course and works as a trainee on a concrete task formulated by a company. This may be an interesting option if your organisation is faced with a challenging design problem or wants to solve a technical problem. For general information about the PDEng programmes see, for specific information for businesses, see our PDEng business pages

Academic training in IT: AT-IT-UT

The impact of software on our society is increasing, as is the demand for highly skilled professionals in this field. The UT offers your company the possibility to retrain your Msc employees who have no background in IT to become software developers within 18 months. This retraining course is facilitated by the Bachelor programme of Technical Computer Science. For more information, see