In addition to the bachelor’s and master’s programmes, the excellence programmes and education for professionals, the University of Twente offers online training in various exciting fields of expertise. 

Via the British platform FutureLearn these free courses are available to everyone. Video lectures are combined with self-study, assignments and online interaction to make learning an enjoyable and social experience! GoodHabitz is another online learning platform with more than 100 courses free available for UT students and staff.

Platform Futurelearn

Through the worldwide platform, UT offers a variety of MOOCs.  On this web page, you'll find a current overview of our courses. New online courses are continuously added to the list below.

  • eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health

    eHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve wellbeing, health and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology and people.

    In this free online course, we will provide you with insight into the domain of eHealth, describe methods to develop eHealth, and explain theories that enable behaviour change and facilitate implementation. You will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice, by means of a variety of case studies, assignments and examples.

     This course pays attention to the perspectives of the eHealth developers, patients, healthcare professionals and healthy people who want to improve or maintain their health and wellbeing. After finishing this course, you will have new knowledge about eHealth, acquired relevant eHealth skills, and gained insight into the use of eHealth in practice.

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  • Geohealth: Improving Public Health through Geographic Information

    Many professionals in the Geo-health domain have originally been trained either in GIS or health. This course builds on the expertise of participants that are already working in the Geo-health domain and would like to more effectively use geo-information to deal with a variety of public health issues. This is achieved by means of a two-staged course design.

    The first stage consists of a MOOC  in which scientific work on a variety of Geo-health topics is explained in an understandable way, bridging the gap between scientists and Geo-health professionals and providing a  platform to exchange experiences with many other health professionals.

    The second stage consists of a face to face course  in which participants are exposed to contemporary approaches of spatial data handling and use of geo-information tools in the public health domain.

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  • Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis

    Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells.

    This free online course explores the potential of nanotechnology in medical applications, to create new devices that can be used to diagnose a disease or monitor a medical treatment.

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  • Philosophy of Technology and Design: shaping the relations between humans and technologies

    In this course you will learn how philosophy can help us understand the social implications of technologies. And you will find out how to apply these insights in the practice of design.

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  • Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

    As part of this free course, participants from all over the world learn how they can improve the chain they are working in with relatively easy means, as well as make it more sustainable.

    Key themes of the course are today’s supply chain practice, the latest academic knowledge and relevant innovations from the field of ICT. Innovating supply chains requires out-of-the-box thinking. The boundaries between disciplines, departments, companies and countries need to be overcome in order to improve the chain. The course therefore focuses on professionals and students who want to look beyond disciplines such as production, distribution, marketing and finance.

    Participants of the MOOC gain insight into the network of activities from production to customer. This supply chain perspective is where the most opportunities for innovation can be found.

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  • Technology Entrepreneurship: How to Start a New Venture

    Being entrepreneurial is an exciting challenge and will help make your technology-based idea a reality. On this free online course, you’ll learn from experienced technology entrepreneurs from the University of Twente how to address three crucial topics along the path towards a financially sustainable venture. You’ll find out how to recognise, evaluate and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better idea of how to start your own technology-based venture.

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  • Ultrasound Imaging: What's inside

    Ultrasound is an easy and quick technique to visualize structures inside the human body. It is a relatively harmless and accessible technique. It has been used for decades in medical practice.

    During this course, you'll learn how ultrasound imaging is using a clinical environment and how the underlying technology is used to improve patient care. The course is intended for prospective students who are interested in the professional discipline of health care due to knowledge or interest in physics, mathematics or biology.

    In addition, the MOOC is focused on medical professionals who work with ultrasound and who wish to learn more about the engineering and technology in an ultrasound device.

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Platform Goodhabitz

UT offers you the possibility to make free use of GoodHabitz. This is an online learning platform with more than 100 online courses in all kinds of areas. These vary from personal effectiveness to Office, from strategic thinking to social intelligence.

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