Step into the world of the extremely small

How can you diagnose diseases, such as cancer, at an early stage? Are there more sustainable ways to store energy to make the energy transition possible? And how can you make a sensor that checks water pollution levels on a large scale? These important, societal questions all have one thing in common: nanotechnology might be the answer!

The research field of nanotechnology might focus on an extremely small scale, but if you think it is a small discipline: think again. Nanotechnology is everywhere. It’s in our phones, our computer chips, our solar panels, our food, our cars, our medicine, our cosmetics and the list goes on and on. 

At the MESA+ Institute, you have the chance to do your research in a world-class, cutting-edge lab: the MESA+ NanoLab. Step into the world of the extremely small: start a career in nanotechnology at the University of Twente.

Educational programmes

The University of Twente offers a diversity of educational programmes focused on Nanotechnology.

  • Master's in Nanotechology

    Following the Nanotechnology Master's programme at the University of Twente means a flying start to a wide range of career options. In an environment of world-class labs and state-of-the-art facilities you’ll be trained in characterization, fabrication and design of nanomaterials. You will receive personal guidance throughout the programme and benefit from a thorough academic training that covers everything from research skills to setting up a business.

  • MESA+ School for Nanotechnology - MSc & PhD combined

    The PhD student and envisaged PhD supervisor put together a tailor-made program consisting of at least 30 EC. The Twente Graduate School (TGS)’s PhD Introductory Workshop (which includes an academic integrity course for a total of 1,5EC) and the 1st year bootcamps (4,5 EC) are mandatory.

  • One-week workshop “Fundamentals of Nanotechnology”

    This workshop provides you with the complete scope of what nanotechnology is about. The workshop has been set up for PhD students in nanotechnology as well as MSc students in Nanotechnology or any other related topic, but is also open for others that are interested. Some background in science is desired.