High Tech, Human Touch
Facts & Figures 2022

Our society does not just happen, it is the result of the choices we make.

That is why students and scientists of the University of Twente are shaping pioneering solutions that make our world more sustainable and fair. Together, from their constantly developing strength and expertise. With technology that takes us further and with an eye for each other. High-tech human touch.

The University of Twente connects technology, science and engineering with social sciences. Thanks to this high-tech and human touch, 16,500 UT staff - students and academics - make an impact on our society every day. From our campus, we work together to find groundbreaking solutions, at the forefront of technology and the digital revolution. Our research and teaching reach beyond the campus. Our community contributes to a liveable world. For us and for future generations.

UT graduates are curious, enterprising and good at personal contact. Since our founding sixty years ago, we have been building networks which connect the needs of people, businesses and society with science.

We focus on a wide range of themes: from resilience and vulnerability, digitalisation of society, improving and personalising healthcare, to sustainability and smart production systems. We turn opportunities into results. Gitlab, Code Sandbox and NX Filtration, for example, all saw the light of day here - as did more than a thousand other successful start-ups and spin-offs that enrich lives every day.

We push boundaries and join forces with relevant partners. We do this, for example, within the cooperation of the four technical universities in the Netherlands (4TU.Federation) and with the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, with whom we offer a growing number of bachelor's programmes. Together, we make the unexpected possible. Examples include projects involving needle-free injections, robotic surgery and the prevention of cybercrime. We continue to pioneer and innovate. This is how we shape a sustainable society and make an impact. This makes us one of the best technical universities in the world.

A diverse community where change begins

We are a breeding ground for talent. At UT, you are never done learning. Our personal approach is characteristic. We give you plenty of room to develop and to grow, so that you can shape this rapidly changing world.

This attracts ambitious people from all over the world. With students from 85 different countries studying in one of our 16 bachelor's or 30 master's programmes, our community is diverse and international - just like our society. We see the challenges. How we can become more inclusive and make a difference together. For residents and businesses from the region and the international playing field. In diverse industries and domains.

We combine technology and science with social sciences to contribute to change and progress. That is what the world needs. Now more than ever.

How we contribute to the development of a digital, fair, and sustainable society between now and 2030 has been captured in Shaping2030, the University of Twente's strategy.
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Key figures

 All figures and facts are up to date until 31 December 2022, unless stated otherwise.

University of Twente at a glance

Total number of students enrolled
2021: 12,903
Number of first-year students (bsc + msc)
2021: 4,676
Percentage of international students
2021: 33
Number of diplomas issued
Bachelor: 1,446 - Master: 1,532
Number of PhD graduates
2021: 206
Number of EngD graduates
2021: 14
Number of refereed scientific publications
2021: 2,706
Number of employees
3,540 FTE
Annual budget (in million euros)
2021: 401.8