After your MSc

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:

phd and pdeng degrees at twente graduate school

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,, and 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 Industrial Engineering and Management

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

The programme focuses on methods and models for the design of algorithms and information systems that support the self-organized urbanized networked systems.

Applied Mathematics

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.

Industrial Engineering and Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

Information Technology and Communication

Its unique multi-disciplinary approach makes the institute an attractive partner. The institute maintains an extensive international network of contacts and working relations with academia and industry. This network includes ICT and manufacturing companies, universities and research institutes, health care organisations, financial institutes, governmental organisations, and logistics service providers.

CTIT is one of the founding fathers of the Netherlands Institute for Research on ICT (3TU.NIRICT); this institute bundles the ICT research and innovation activities of the three Universities of Technology in the Netherlands. 3TU.NIRICT is core-member of EIT.ICT Labs. Aim of EIT.ICT Labs is to become a pan-European flagship uniting Education, Research and Innovation for the Future Information and Communication Society.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We adopt a multi-actor, multi-level perspective to study the processes of innovation, entrepreneurship and new business developments.

Business Administration

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.

Industrial Engineering and Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

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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