There ARE TENS OF BUILDINGS FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND RECREATION on campus. ON THIS PAGE WE PRESENT THE MOST RELEVANT BUILDINGS FOR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND CAMPUS VISITORS.
Visitors are requested to check-in at the service desk, after which they will be referred to their appointment. The services desks of the education buildings are available during opening hours to answer all your questions. In holiday periods office hours may differ from those indicated below. Please contact the service desk of that particular building for more information.
Outside office hours, staff and students can only get access to their building with a building pass. More information can be obtained at the service desk of the specific building.
The bird-eye-views of the campus from four different perspectives give you a good impression of our campus. All four images show the Business and Science park with the FC Twente Stadium (location of train stop) on one side of the street, and the campus area on the other side. Click the images to enlarge and/or download:
In collaboration with Google, the UT has expanded Google Maps with Google Maps Indoor. This allows you to take a look at the buildings on Google Maps and see the complete floor plan and room layout. All important locations such as meeting rooms, canteens, and other facilities are marked.
How to reach?
You can reach Google Indoor Maps by clicking on the image above, by zooming in on a building on maps.google.com or by zooming in on your location with a mobile device on Google Maps.
De Waaier houses the two largest lecture halls of the University of Twente. Two smaller rooms are used for doctoral degree defenses and inaugural lectures. The two large lecture halls can be joined together to form one even larger hall, seating 800 people.
Next to a number of smaller lecture rooms, you can find here student restaurant De Mensa.
De Vrijhof is the cultural centre of the University of Twente. It offers a variety of performances, such as shows, concerts, and lectures. It is known for its Audio hall, Amphitheatre, and Agora. Next to that, it houses the library, the editorial office of UToday, Student Services, and Student Counseling.
The Zilverling houses the mathematics and computer science departments. Here you can also find the SmartXP-lab of the Creative Technology programme. The Educafé - the study area on the ground floor - is where student shops Stores (electronics) and IAPC (computers and computer parts) are based. These are open during the lunch break on working days. Starbucks is also located in the Educafé.
The ITC building is the only building that cannot be found on the actual campus of the university because it is located about three kilometers to the east, near the central station of Enschede. As the name suggests, the ITC faculty is housed here.
Horst is the most Eastern complex of the campus buildings. Engineering programmes have been located here ever since the early years: Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering and later Industrial Design. Today, it is here that we can also find Biomedical Technology, Advanced Technology, and Technical Medicine.
Sublocations within Horst Complex, all with own building names, abbreviations, and building numbers:
- Horst Tower: HT (20)
- Horst Ring: HR (21)
- Noordhorst: NH (24)
- Oosthorst: OH (26)
- Zuidhorst: ZH (28)
- Westhorst: WH (23)
- Meander: (27)
Please note: The entrance of the complex is located below the Horst Tower.
Spiegel is the administration centre of the University of Twente. This is where the human resources department, the finances, the management body and marketing and communication are located. The Executive Board is located in the annex of the building, called Vleugel (building 3).
The Technohal is home to the Technical Medical Centre. The TechMed Centre is a leading Innovation Hub impacting healthcare by excellent research, innovation and educational programmes. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments.
Ravelijn houses the management and governance programmes. Some of our alumni might not recognise the picture. The old building with the same name is replaced by this new one.
Cubicus is where the behavioral sciences are located. It is the part that remains of the original building. The other half was destroyed in a fire in 2002. Ask for clear directions at the reception, because this still is a building in which you can easily get lost.
Citadel lies in the extension of the building Ravelijn at the O&O square. One of its residents is the IT helpdesk, the service desk for anyone who has problems with their computer. A striking element is Citadel's round tower. This is the home of the University College Twente.
Carré is a new building finished in 2011. It is the location of the applied natural sciences. This is where we find the physics and chemistry labs and electronics, like the robotics labs.
DesignLab is a vibrant ecosystem connecting science to society. In our collaborations, we function as a:
- centre of expertise, that can be of service with its very own method to connect research to societal questions and their implications through design
- ‘broker’ between societal questions and expertise from the University of Twente, from both students as (research and educational) staff
- party in public-private collaborations, in which businesses and societal organisations co-finance scientific research.
More information via utwente.nl/designlab.
With two large sports halls, four gyms, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness studio and a large canteen, the sports centre is the largest indoor sports facility of the region. It is also the home of sports physiotherapist Topvorm Twente.