High Tech, Human Touch
Facts & Figures 2017

Constantly anticipating future developments and responding rapidly and effectively to changes in our environment: the University of Twente is the leading entrepreneurial university.

We interact with research institutes, industry and government on an ongoing basis to generate pioneering research. We deliver outstanding students who excel at bringing together high standards of expertise from a range of fields and designing solutions that meet the demands of the future, in the Netherlands and throughout the world. As a leading international university, we are the driving force behind the innovative power of our region.  

Our core values

SOCIETAL IMPACT - MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE
SYNERGY - EXCELLENCE IN COMBINATIONS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION - THE BEST IN EUROPE
INTERNATIONALIZATION - TOMORROW’S GLOBAL CITIZENS

MORE THAN SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE

Scientific excellence is more essential than ever before, but it is no longer enough to fulfil our ambitions. As a relatively small university of technology, with social and behavioural science alongside our focus on science and engineering, we both want and need to develop a more distinctive profile based on a unified ecosystem of educationresearch and commercial knowledge transfer. This is why we are now focusing more intensively on targeted and innovative combinations in research and education. We intend to become leaders in high-impact innovation and offer unique degree programmes in a distinctive setting. Our unique campus in the Twente region is developing into an inspiring meeting place for scientists and students. A community for professional and personal development.

KEY FIGURES

This digital brochure aims to give an overview of the University of Twente: it provides key figures and facts in the field of education, research, the way we work together with our partners, our organization and our unique campus facilities. All figures and facts are up to date until 31 December 2016, unless stated otherwise.

Education

With 80 nationalities present at the University of Twente, we provide education for over 10,000 students from all over the world. Our Twente Educational Model is a unique concept, fully fitted for the needs of today's students. Learn more

Students enrolled in 2016

Total
10.026
Bachelor
5,320
Premaster
399
Master
4,168
Postmaster
139

International university rankings 2016

CWTS Leiden Ranking
126
Times Higher Education World University Ranking
(THE)
153
QS World University Rankings
179
Shanghai World Top 500
(Academic Ranking of World Universities, ARWU)
301

Positions mentioned are the position on 31 December 2016

Research

Our 1,500 researchers work on a daily base on relevant societal challenges in a variety of disciplines. They deliver over 2,300 publications a year, providing valuable input for scientific excellence and laying the foundations for new knowledge-based spin-offs. Learn more.

Core areas of research

Nanotechnology
Information technology
Biomedical technology and technical medicine
Behavioural sciences and governance
Geo-information science and earth observation

Scientific output in 2016

Doctoral degrees
267
Number of publications
2,377
Total number of spin-off companies
approx. since 1984
1,000

Partnerships

We are based in the Netherlands, but our agenda is global. We work with partners, both public and private, from all over the world on scientific breakthroughts and research applications that make a difference in society. We encourage staff and students to connect with bright minds all over the world, as synergy is the result of excellent and sometimes surprising combinations. Learn more.

Organization

The University of Twente is a research university where technical developments and their importance to individuals and society are at the forefront. This is reflected in our 20 bachelor's and 31 master's programmes that are administered by five faculties. The research at the University largely takes place within the research institutes. Learn more about our organization.

Staff complement (in fte)

Academic
incl. PhD students
1,522
Support
1,088
Total
2,610

Budget (M€)

Direct government funding200.1
Contract based education22.1
Contract based research80.1
Other18.6
Total (M€)320.9

Campus

The campus of the University of Twente is an international hot spot: a meeting place for students, for scientists with a multidisciplinary focus and for companies and governments in their quest for knowledge. Learn more.

Campus overview

Area in hectares
360 acres
146
Student apartments on campus
2,125
Staff housing
60
Cultural associations
19
Sports associations
38

Grants and prizes

Personal grants and prizes

Erc starting and consolidator grants
21
erc advanced grants
7
Spinoza awards
4
Memberships of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
5
veni grants
46
vidi grants
40
vici grants
20