Humanitarian engineering is an important part of the research portfolio of important research fields for the faculties of Engineering Technology (ET), Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) and Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS).
Ultimately, humanitarian engineering must be about creating positive, transformative change in students, institutions, and local and international communities. Creating real, tangible change challenges existing powers and will always be a struggle. But change is possible, and dedicated leaders are needed.
Together we focus on new theories, methodologies and tools in three key domains within the framework of Humanitarian Engineering:
The University of Twente has an active branch of ENACTUS. Enactus is an organization active in 37 countries that enables students to realize their ideas into projects that could run for years. They focus their projects on SDG’s in order to create a positive social impact on the world
The aim is to develop students into responsible leaders for the future with a vision of creating a better world for everyone. Wondering how they make an impact? Visit the Enactus Twente website.
Organisations, NGOs and Knowledge Institutes interested in the research of the Humanitarian Engineering group are also very much encouraged to contact Alberto Martinetti. We are interested in the possibility of doing research at/with companies and providing professional education. Do you have quesions about specific research topics? Please find your contact person below or on the Contact page.