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Twente Graduate School

The University of Twente offers you a first-class research environment with multiple labs & opportunities for innovation and growth.

Our multicultural community of talented, ambitious students, scientists and educators have - together with our business and government partners - access to the best possible conditions. Though small in scale, the UT is home to no fewer than 1,522 excellent scientists and 372 state-of-the-art lab facilities. Our 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. As a master student at the UT you will often do research in one of these world-class research institutes:

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our scientific themes

We believe technology and people have a leading role to play in providing solutions for 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 our scientific themes:

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What’s next after you’ve completed your Master of Science degree? Are you interested in a career in research? The Twente Graduate School (TGS) plays a vital role in our research. coordinates high-quality educational programmes based on topics closely related to the work of the university’s research institutes, taught and supervised by expert researchers and designers. TGS offers PhD and PDEng programmes for graduate students who are keen to pursue a career as a scientific researcher or technological designer. 

From knowledge to spinoff

We are recognized as the most entrepreneurial university in our own country. We are strong on application and always seeking to use our expertise for impacting society in meaningful ways. We reward typically human qualities, such as creativity, innovation and guts. No wonder more than 1,000 successful startups have been launched here, including Booking.com, Takeaway.com, Demcon.nl and Athom.com. On campus we accommodate over 130 student startups. What are your plans?

TGS Programmes

Below you will find the Twente Graduate School programmes related to the Master’s in European Studies.

Governance of Knowledge and Innovation

This programme focusses on scientifically challenging research topics that are highly relevant for key innovation decision makers in government, business, NGOs and at universities.

European Studies

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.

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society

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.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Social Sciences, Innovation & Governance

Issues of coordination, steering and operating institutions and networks in the public and private sectors are key focuses of research, utilizing a multi-level, multi-actor systems perspective, with reference to the social and behavioural sciences. IGS works to combine scientific excellence with relevance for our stakeholders in the public and private sector.

Innovation of Governance

We study social and technological innovations in democratic governance, social policy, safety and security management and construction management & engineering.

Construction Management and Engineering

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.

European Studies

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.

Psychology

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.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Social Sciences, Innovation & Governance

Issues of coordination, steering and operating institutions and networks in the public and private sectors are key focuses of research, utilizing a multi-level, multi-actor systems perspective, with reference to the social and behavioural sciences. IGS works to combine scientific excellence with relevance for our stakeholders in the public and private sector.

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