In five renowned research institutes, the University of Twente combines technology (high-tech) with relevance to society (human touch). We participate in collaborations with the corporate sector (knowledge-intensive SMEs or larger) in relation to these disciplines.
MESA+ is one of the world's largest research institutes in the field of nanotechnology. Its 525 scientists work on semi-conductors, life sciences, food technology, sensor technology and energy. MESA+ has a state-of-the-art NanoLab that measures 2,500 m2.
MIRA is one of the largest and best research institutes in the world in the field of biomedical technology and technical medicine. The more than 300 researchers at MIRA focus on top-technology for patients. This work is done from three perspectives: Imaging & Diagnostics, Neural & Motor Systems and Bio-nano Technology.
CTIT carries out research in the field of ICT and ICT applications. Research groups work on relevant technological and economic problems and social issues in a multidisciplinary setting. There are a total of 450 researchers affiliated with the CTIT: computer scientists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and behavioural scientists.
SBE, Institute of Engineering in formation at the University of Twente, develops and applies science and technology in multidisciplinary systems to the needs of industry and society, in order to enable a sustainable future. SBE has a strong position in manufacturing, design, engineering materials and energy, grouped in three centers of expertise: “Design Engineering”, “Thermal Fluid and Process Technology”, and “Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems”. The driving force behind SBE are its more than 300 linked researchers.