ET staff are actively participating in various centres and institutes of the UT. Here you can find an overview.
Our strength lies in the collaboration between the various disciplines. In the research institutes, the University of Twente connects technology (high tech) to human behaviour and social relevance (human touch). These research institutes form an active connection with society. Principal investigators have active participation nationally (Nationale Wetenschapsagenda, Topsectoren) and internationally, for example, by participating in Horizon2020 projects. It is in this context that we are able to contribute to societal challenges.
Besides the 3 UT-wide research institutes, various other types of research collaborations exist. Of strategic importance to ET are, at least:
The four universities of technology in the Netherlands are united in the 4TU.Federation. 4TU aims to boost and pool technical expertise. The universities of technology plan to educate and deliver plenty of excellent engineers and technological designers, to realise internationally-renowned and societally-relevant research and to promote cooperation between research institutes, businesses and public organisations.
ET staff is specifically involved in the following: