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  • Applied Mathematics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish2 specializations
    As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

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    Mathematical Systems Theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on fundamental and practical aspects of dynamical phenomena and computational and control aspects.

    Operations Research

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Operations Research (OR) is also referred to as Management Science or Business Analytics in business environments.
  • Applied Physics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

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    Fluid Physics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Fluid Physics is one of the oldest and largest sub-disciplines of classical physics. The Applied Physics specialization in Fluid Physics focuses specifically on this field.

    Materials Physics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Materials Physics specialization of the MSc in Applied Physics focuses on understanding and manipulating the physical properties of materials to discover new features and develop new devices.

    Optics and Biophysics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The specialization in Optics and Biophysics of the MSc in Applied Physics focuses on research into the properties of light and laser technologies and life processes.
  • Biomedical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

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    Bionanotechnology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Bionanotechnology research programme develops technologies that restore the function of diseased and damaged organs and tissues like bone, cartilage, blood vessels and the pancreas.

    Imaging & Diagnostics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The scientists in the Imaging & Diagnostics programme are dedicated to visualizing and understanding the biological processes in cells and organisms.

    Neural & Motor Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Neural & Motor Systems research programme takes a solidly scientific approach to examining the interplay between brain, nerves, muscles and the skeleton.
  • Business Administration

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish5 specializations
    Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

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    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    You will study how innovative and entrepreneurial organizations create new opportunities that lead to sustainable economic growth and how they can help to adress serious societal problems

    Financial Management

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    We focus on financial decision making, how firms organize and innovate key financial processes in order to create value in a world with new economic, regulatory and technological developments.

    Human Resource Management

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    We place HRM within international, high tech and innovative business contexts and prepare students to apply advanced talent-management practices to keep employees motivated, involved and productive

    Purchasing & Supply Management

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    You will learn how organizations gain competitive advantage by adopting smart design for their purchasing departments and supply chains. This track prepares you for the role of purchasing manager

    Strategic Marketing & Business Information

    MSc1 yearFull-time
    We prepare for the marketing of the 21st Century: how to work effectively with information sources, apply advanced (non)digital tools and engage the latest strategies for the best marketing results.
  • Business Information Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

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    Data Science and Business

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization is about the use of process and data mining for the analysis and possible reconfiguration of organizations and their IT infrastructure. It addresses the complexities of ‘big data’.

    Enterprise Architecture

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization deals with the overall organization of business and IT. It focuses on business processes, strategies and mission, and explores how they can be effectively supported by IT systems.

    IT-Management & Innovation

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization deals with the overall organization of business and IT. It focuses on business processes, strategies and mission, and explores how they can be effectively supported by IT systems.
  • Chemical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish2 specializations
    Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

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    Chemical and Process Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Chemical & Process Engineering (C&PE) specialization focuses on developing processes that function as effectively as possible within their technological, economic and ecological boundaries.

    Molecules and Materials Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Molecular & Materials Engineering specialization focuses on the design, preparation, processing, application and analysis of novel molecules and materials with high-tech properties.
  • Civil Engineering and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 specializations
    If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

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    Construction Management and Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on the development and delivery of infrastructure and real estate projects.

    Integrated Civil Engineering Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on multidisciplinary aspects within civil engineering (hydraulic and geotechnical aspects of civil engineering constructions or on sustainability in civil engineering).

    Transport Engineering and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization will teach you about the engineering, socio-economic, spatial and environmental aspects of traffic and transport systems in relationship to human behaviour.

    Water Engineering and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    In this specialization you will focus on the behaviour and management of water systems (e.g. rivers and coastal zones). You will learn about the physical and socio-economic aspects of water management
  • Communication Studies

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    Across the globe, organizations rely on effective communication to be successful. This programme combines academic rigour and practical relevance to make you a fully-fledged communication expert.

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    Corporate Communication

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Corporate Communication focuses on how organizations handle their internal and external communications amid the complexities of the modern world.

    Marketing Communication

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Marketing Communication is all about explaining, predicting and influencing consumer behaviour. Understanding the effects of advertising and marketing stimuli is central to this specialization.

    Technical Communication

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Technical Communication prepares students for a range of professions which involve the relationships between people and technical systems, such as technical communication and information design.
  • Computer Science

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

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    Cyber Security

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Computer security professionals are in very high in demand due to the constant threat posed by viruses, data leaks and unauthorized access to proprietary networks. You will be an expert in this field.

    Data Science & Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on techniques to analyze large volumes of data (data science), and on information systems that use these techniques to offer smart services to their users.

    Software Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    If you are interested in actively developing high-quality software, not restricted to any particular application domain, then this specialization is for you.
  • Construction Management and Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish2 specializations
    Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

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    Design Management in Construction

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Design Management in Construction focuses on the analysis and management of the design and construction process in the building and construction industry.

    Markets and Organization in Construction

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The specialisation Markets and Organisation in Construction focuses on aspects of market dynamics and organisational structures that are typical for the construction industry
  • Educational Science and Technology

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    The Master of Science (MSc) programme in Educational Science and Technology is for anyone fascinated by education and training, yet not intending to become a teacher.
  • Electrical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish12 specializations
    This MSc programme challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

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    Communication Networks

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Communication Networks focuses on the design & implementation of dependable networked systems, such as communication systems and methods/techniques to support this design.

    Computer Vision and Biometrics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Computer Vision & Biometrics focuses on signal processing and pattern recognition to retrieve information from (biometric) signals.

    Dependable Integrated Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Dependable Integrated Systems focuses on computer architectures such as streaming applications in the high-performance domain, architectures for embedded systems and ICT for energy management.

    Devices for Integrated Circuits

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Devices for Integrated Circuits deals with silicon circuit technology, with a primary focus on IC processing, device characterization and reliability, device physics and modelling.

    Integrated Circuit Design

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Integrated Circuit Design focuses on smart IC design techniques to create portable, fast and energy-efficient communication systems.

    Integrated Optical Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Integrated Optical Systems focuses on microscale/nanoscale integrated on-chip optical devices.

    Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Biomedical & Environmental Applications focuses on electrical, fluidic, and optical functions integrated in a microsystem in (bio)chemical and medical fields.

    Nano Electronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Nanoelectronics examines the electronic and magnetic properties of systems at the nanoscale. Its subfields include hybrid inorganic-organic electronics, spin electronics and quantum electronics.

    Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Neurotechnology & Biomechatronics focuses on neural engineering, interfacing with the neural system and on monitoring and influencing body functions on distance through such interfaces.

    Robotics and Mechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Robotics & Mechatronics focuses on robotics and deals with modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and embedded control systems.

    Telecommunication Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Telecommunication Engineering concentrates on optical signal processing and networks, mobile communications, microwave techniques and radiation from ICs and PCBs.

    Transducers Science and Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Transducers Science & Technology centres on three-dimensional nanofabrication and microfabrication based on top-down lithography methods.
  • Embedded Systems

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This Master’s programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.
  • Environmental and Energy Management

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    The Master of Environmental and Energy Management programme (MEEM) is a one-year, fulltime programme and offers three specialisations: Water Governance, Environmental Management and Energy Management.

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    Energy

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Topics are related to energy & climate policy, energy management, smart energy innovations, energy transition, energy in industry and implementation of sustainable energy technologies.

    Environmental

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Topics: Strategies towards sustainable regional development, resource efficiency, greening networks, eco-innovations & building with nature. Or an environmental problem from the students home country.

    Water

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    The topics are related to water & energy, water & nature, or some related issue faced by practitioners: irrigation, drought, coastal management, water governance, knowledge management and transfer.
  • European Studies

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.
  • Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish8 specializations
    This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

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    Applied Remote Sensing for Earth Sciences

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    Learn to explore for earth and geothermal resources to secure future demands for energy and minerals

    Geoinformatics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to develop technologies required for analyzing, distributing and visualizing geo-spatial data.

    Land Administration

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to use cadastral intelligence for designing and applying responsible land administration solutions.

    Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to predict − hence, address − natural hazards and disaster risk using geo-spatial data.

    Natural Resources Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to utilize geo-spatial data to help achieve a more sustainable use of natural resources.

    Tailor-made specialization

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Design your very own tailor-made specialization

    Urban Planning and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to understand dynamic urban processes and create interventions to help make cities competitive, compact, sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

    Water Resources and Environmental Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Learn to use earth observation and geo-information techniques to create safe and sustainable water management solutions.
  • Geographical Information Management and Applications

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.
  • Health Sciences

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

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    Human centered eHealth and healthcare services design

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization course focusses on how unobtrusive user friendly technologies can personalize healthcare, taken into account the context of working and living and needs and demands of stakeholders

    Innovation and optimization of healthcare processes

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    In this specialization students learn to apply methods of early health technology assessment in order to optimize processes in and over healthcare organizations.

    Innovation in public health

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    The aim of this specialization is to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality care in our society from a public point of view.
  • Industrial Design Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.

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    Emerging Technology Design

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    In this specialization you will learn how to bring new and state-of-the-art technologies to the consumer market instead of introducing a technology for a single, specific product.

    Human Technology Relations

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Human Technology Relations specialization is dedicated to the exploration and design of products that serve the problems and aspirations of people on an individual, social or societal level.

    Management of Product Development

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    In this specialization, you will learn to effectively manage the product creation process and to communicate with a variety of target groups, both internal and external (i.e. clients and suppliers).
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish3 specializations
    This programme trains you to design, control and optimize processes in complex organizations and businesses in a global context, using mathematical modelling, computer simulations and advanced ICT.

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    Financial Engineering and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Expanding markets and the increasing complexity and variety of financial products have generated a growing demand for skilled professionals to create, price and hedge complex derivatives.

    Healthcare Technology and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Healthcare Technology & Management highlights the role of management in healthcare. It centres on two main themes: entrepreneurship in technological innovation and healthcare logistics

    Production and Logistic Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Understanding the impact of customized logistical designs on overall performance is a key area of management in industry and engineering. This is the focus of Production & Logistic Management.
  • Interaction Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.
  • Internet Science & Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    In this two-year, English-taught MSc programme you will learn from world-leading experts how to design, maintain, secure and improve communication systems and cyber-physical systems.
  • Master Public Management

    MPM30 monthsPart-timeDutch, English
    The management of government and other public organisations is subject to increasingly high demands.
  • Master Risk management

    MSc30 monthsPart-timeDutch, English
    The part-time Master’s programme enables managers and professionals to realize their risk management ambitions with a strong organizational and management focus across the public and private sector.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish5 specializations
    Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

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    Biomechanical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on the use of mechanical engineering technology and methodology to address health care problems.

    Design, Production and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on design, manufacturing or management of production and logistics. Besides a specialist knowledge of technology, it requires a keen eye for business administration.

    Maintenance Engineering & Operations

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The MEO specialization focuses on improving the maintenance of technical systems, using research into design methods, physical failure mechanisms, structural health and condition monitoring.

    Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems (MS3)

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Creating new and better materials and products as well as the machinery required to make these products is the focus of the MS3 specialization.

    Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focusses on the analysis and design of fluid or flow applications and energy conversion processes, on all scales, to obtain high performance and minimal use of energy and resources
  • Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    More and more data are collected since many processes are being monitored. Competent professionals in research methodology and statistics are required who can provide creative solutions given data.
  • Nanotechnology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.
  • Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.
  • Psychology

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish5 specializations
    What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

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    Conflict, Risk and Safety

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on threats to psychological, physical or community safety and security. You will design application-oriented interventions with an emphasis on new technologies.

    Health Psychology and technology

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    Health Psychology focuses on promoting healthy behaviour, adaptation to illness, and improving care. We aim to use psychological insights to create innovative technological solutions (eHealth).

    Human Factors and Engineering Psychology

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization emphasizes the interaction between people and technology. You will discover how to design or improve technological applications using your knowledge of cognitive psychology.

    Learning Sciences

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    People learn throughout their lives: individually, with others, at school, university, at work and beyond. This specialization will teach you to describe, explain and stimulate learning processes.

    Positive Psychology and Technology

    MSc1 yearFull-timeDutch
    In deze unieke specialisatie doe je klinische basiskennis en –vaardigheden op rondom het begrijpen en behandelen van psychische stoornissen binnen de positieve geestelijke gezondheidszorg.
  • Public Administration

    MSc1 yearFull-timeEnglish
    In our complex and ever-changing society, the Master’s in Public Administration equips you to tackle today’s most pressing political and administrative challenges.
  • Science Education and Communication

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeDutch
    Do you have a technical Bachelor’s degree and a desire to share your knowledge with young people or adults? If so, the teacher training Master’s in Science Education & Communication is ideal for you!
  • Spatial Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.
  • Systems and Control

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 specializations
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

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    Biomechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Biomechatronics is the interdisciplinary study of biology, mechanics, and electronics. It focuses on the research and design of assistive, therapeutic and diagnostic devices.

    Control Theory

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

    Robotics and Mechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Research activities in this specialization focus more and more on the field of advanced robotics, including robotics in medical applications.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    In recent years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have amply demonstrated their value and attractiveness. The wide range of applications includes several disciplines.
  • Teaching in Social Sciences

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeDutch
    Want to go into teaching following your Political Science, Public Administration or Sociology programme? Take the two-year Civics & Social Sciences teacher training course.
  • Technical Medicine

    MSc3 yearsFull-timeDutch2 specializations
    We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

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    Medical Imaging and Interventions

    MSc3 yearsFull-timeDutch
    Medical Imaging and Interventions deals with minimal invasive technology, reconstruction of damaged tissues, medical robotics, computer-controlled interventions, biomaterials and imaging techniques.

    Medical Sensing & Stimulation

    MSc3 yearsFull-timeDutch
    Medical Sensing and Stimulation focusses on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of medical signals and the use of signals to stimulate and thereby correct or improve impaired functions.
  • Water Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.
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