Global social challenges do not just happen to us - they are 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.
This digital brochure aims to give an overview of the University of Twente's facts and figures: it provides key figures and facts in the field of education, research, the way we work together with our partners, our organisation and our unique campus facilities. All figures and facts are up to date until 31 December 2021, unless stated otherwise.