University College Twente (ATLAS)

University College Twente (ATLAS)

University College Twente (UCT) is the international honours college of the University of Twente.

We offer the Bachelor’s programme in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, or ATLAS for short. Our aim is to provide an inspiring educational setting, in which students can work hard to get the most out of their study experience. The residential setting in which all students live and work together, our inspiring academic staff and the small-scale, international classes and project groups all contribute to creating a truly student-centered environment for both academic and personal growth. 

What is Liberal Arts & Sciences?

The Association of American Colleges & Universities defines liberal education as "a philosophy of education that empowers individuals with broad knowledge and transferable skills, and a strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement."

Jennifer Herek, dean of UCT

"Since our founding, it has been our ambition to create an open, flexible setting in which students can shape their own path – as well as ours."

Why we added technology

Traditionally, engineering (or technology) is not part of Liberal Arts & Sciences curricula. At UCT we firmly believe it should be. In order to understand today’s world, you have to understand technology. And solving today’s problems means you have to have design skills. Therefore, our bachelor's programme focuses on science, mathematics, engineering and social sciences. 

The academic programme

The ATLAS-programme is a three-year educational programme taught entirely in English. It's a unique honours programme for talented students, bringing technology and society together. Our unique approach to engineering education is aimed at raising a new and different kind of engineer and global citizen. Read more about the academic programme

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Programme overview

Top rated programme
Bachelor’s degree in Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Hallenweg 15
7522 NH Enschede
The Netherlands
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