research institutes

In three 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+ Institute 

MESA+ one of the world’s leading research institutes on nanostructures, nanomaterials, nanosystems and nanodevices. Embracing a cross-disciplinary approach and benefiting from the NanoLab - infrastructure that ranks among the very best on the globe - over 500 researchers deliver high quality, competitive and frequently ground-breaking research. The results are evident in our numerous publications as well as in various high-profile achievements. MESA+ has a state-of-the-art NanoLab that measures 2,500 m2.

Techmed Centre

TechMed is a leading Innovation Hub in the healthtech domain with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments up to the actual healthcare system. The TechMed Centre improves healthcare through research & development, education and collaboration in a global network.

Digital Society Institute

Digital Society Institute performs scientific research in technology that is essential for digitalization, on methods and techniques for integrating digital technology in our environments, and in how we can come to intelligent, well-informed decision making. An important aspect of our mission is to conduct research that has an impact on society. There are a total of 450 researchers affiliated with the DSI: computer scientists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and behavioural scientists.