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Twente Graduate School

A global pioneer in tackling the challenges of our time

Whether you are a junior or senior scientist, the University of Twente offers you a first-class research environment with plenty of opportunities for innovation and growth. We are a modern, entrepreneurial university and a global pioneer in tackling the challenges of our time by combining new technologies and engineering with behavioural and social sciences. Our goal is to be a catalyst for innovation and progress in society – and to produce scientists and professionals ready to take their place as agents of change.

TWENTE GRADUATE SCHOOL

The Twente Graduate School (TGS) plays a vital role in our research. TGS offers an increasing range of high-quality educational programmes in areas closely related to the work of research institutes and taught and supervised by expert researchers from these same institutes. If you are eager to pursue a career in scientific research, TGS’ various integrated Master’s and PhD programmes offer outstanding opportunities with ample room for specialization and personal preferences.

Find out more about Twente Graduate School and our tenure tracks or check our vacancies.

High Tech Human Touch

We believe technology and people have a leading role to play in providing solutions for these complex societal challenges worldwide. Central to our vision is our High Tech Human Touch philosophy, in which we fuse natural science, data-science, biology and engineering with social and behavioural science while maintaining a relentless focus on societal impact. With this unique cross-disciplinary approach and excellence in scientific disciplines, our scientists, teachers and students work every day on these global challenges:

World-class research institutes

The University of Twente is leading in new technology to initiate change, progress and renewal in society. Our multicultural community of talented, ambitious students, scientists and educators have - together with our business and government partners - access to the best possible conditions. The campus has powerful research institutes that focus on nanotechnology, ICT, biomedical technology and technical medicine, governance & behavioural sciences, engineering and geo-information sciences and earth observation.

From knowledge to spinoff

Our leading institutes combine scientific excellence with a keen eye for commercial knowledge valorisation and social applications. They are successful in generating spin-off businesses. Up to now, this has yielded more than a thousand spin-offs that are often very Our research institutes are among the world’s very best

Our world today is facing major environmental, economic, social and political challenges. Scientific research has a pivotal role to play in creating conditions that will sustain life on this planet. Our five leading research institutes are committed to being a part of a more sustainable world.

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH DEPENDS ON PEOPLE

In order to lead the way in scientific research, you need world-class facilities, funding and an inspiring climate. But more than on any of those factors, excellence in research depends on people. At the University of Twente, we do everything to can to attract and to keep people with the drive and the capacity to make our world a better place through cutting-edge scientific research.

Get inspired by the stories of leading UT scientists and how they are changing our world.

TGS Programmes

Below you will find the Twente Graduate School programmes related to the Master’s in Applied Physics

Advanced Optics

In this programme, we focus on advanced optics, with a particular focus on applied nanophotonics.

Applied Physics

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

MESA+ School for Nanotechnology

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes this NanoLab quite unique. MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. Though collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

Fluid Physics

Fluid Physics have challenged and continue to challege the world's finest physicists, mathematicians and engineers.

Applied Physics

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

MESA+ School for Nanotechnology

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes this NanoLab quite unique. MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. Though collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

Nano Devices and Systems

The Netherlands have invested strongly in nanotechnology, and we now start to harvest the results from this investment in terms of research volume and a world-wide leading position in this field.

Applied Physics

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

Electrical Engineering

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.

Nanotechnology

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.

MESA+ School for Nanotechnology

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes this NanoLab quite unique. MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. Though collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

Next Generation Energy and Resources

We offer a versatile platform to educate scientists and engineers for next generation Energy and Resources and to contribute significantly to future developments in this field.

Applied Physics

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

Chemical Engineering

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.

Environmental and Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

Mechanical Engineering

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.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

MESA+ School for Nanotechnology

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes this NanoLab quite unique. MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. Though collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

Novel Nano Materials

To optimize properties for given applications, it is very important to understand and control the materials from the atomic to the macroscopic scale.

Applied Physics

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

Chemical Engineering

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.

Electrical Engineering

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.

Nanotechnology

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.

MESA+ School for Nanotechnology

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes this NanoLab quite unique. MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. Though collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

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