Our PhDs and EngD candidates bring scientific research onto the workfloor.
In order to take advantage of opportunities for collaborating with the industry, it is important that a university builds up - from an international perspective - a distinctive position based on scientific quality. Research investments with a specific industrial interest are therefore in line with the university's scientific strategy.
An industrial doctoral degree place is a PhD, who does research on this interface between applied research and scientific research. Such a PhD is usually employed by the UT.
More information: Leontien Kalverda (Strategic Business Development), tel. +31 53 489 6369.
EngD candidates (Engineering Doctorate, former PDEng) attend a two-year post-master's design programme at the University of Twente. The programme is designed together with the industry concerned. There are five different EngD programmes: Business & IT, Civil Engineering, Energy & Process technology, Maintenance and Robotics.
The programmes combine scientific research with an industrial context, so that the trainees are able to make high-quality innovative designs for the commissioning party in case of complex problems with a multidisciplinary nature. Visit our EngD webpage for companies for more information.