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Doctoral programmes at the University of Twente

Twente graduate school

Twente Graduate School (TGS) coordinates all doctoral programmes at the University of Twente. You can either pursue a career in scientific research, leading to a PhD degree, or opt for a more practical, design-oriented Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng).

Each programme centres on topics closely related to the work going on at our research institutes and is taught and supervised by expert researchers and designers. Find out more about the research driven PhD opportunities or our design-oriented PDEng programmes

Mission of the Twente Graduate School

The mission of the Twente Graduate School is to train and educate excellent researchers, usually at the start of their career, and to present and promote excellent research and design via clustered or separate doctoral programmes. The doctoral candidates are trained to prove their competence by means of a doctoral thesis.
With this mission, the TGS aims to improve the quality of research and education, to accentuate the University's identity and profile and to differentiate and individualise the specific doctoral programmes and services for its participants.