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Our organisation: faculties/schools, research institutes and service departments


The education (Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes) and research are organised within our five faculties/schools:

Next to the programmes administered by the faculties mentioned above, University College Twente offers the broad honours BSc programme ATLAS and Twente Graduate School offers post graduate education (PhD and EngD). 

Service departments

The service departments below support education and research at the campus. All their products and services will be bundled in the UT Service Portal (utwente.nl/serviceportal). At this point CES and SP still need to be moved there.

Research institutes

Our strength lies in the collaboration between the various disciplines. In the research institutes the University of Twente connects technology (high tech) to human behaviour and social relevance (human touch).


MESA+ is one of the world’s leading research institutes on nanostructures, nanomaterials, nanosystems and nanodevices. Embracing a cross-disciplinary approach and benefiting from the NanoLab - infrastructure that ranks among the very best on the globe - over 500 researchers deliver high quality, competitive and frequently ground-breaking research. The results are evident in our numerous publications as well as in various high-profile achievements.


The TechMed Centre is a leading Innovation Hub in the healthtech domain with state-of-the-art infrastructure, ranging from research labs, preclinical testbeds and simulated hospital environments up to the actual healthcare system. The TechMed Centre improves healthcare through research & development, education and collaboration in a global network.


The Digital Society Institute performs scientific research in technology that is essential for digitalization, on methods and techniques for integrating digital technology in our environments, and in how we can come to intelligent, well-informed decision making. An important aspect of our mission is to conduct research that has an impact on society.