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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:

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 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 Nanotechnology.

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.

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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