Read the report on the Dies Natalis 2018 here.

On Friday 29 November, we will celebrate the 58th Dies Natalis of the University of Twente and the Grand Opening of the Technical Medical Centre. Celebrating one's birthday is a true festivity, looking back on a rich past, while, at the same time, dreaming about all those opportunities that lie ahead of us. We would like you to join us for the Dies Natalis and Grand Opening celebration.

Registration Dies Natalis and opening Technical Medical Centre CLOSED

The maximum capacity has been reached for the Dies Natalis and opening of the Technical Medical Centre. But you can still celebrate with us! A livestream of the event will be available on 29 November, so you do not have to miss it.

Big screens will be set up in Designlab, Ravelijn, De Horst, ITC and de Waaier and drinks will be available for you on those locations. More information will be available a few days before the event.  

Contactperson: Hinke Mulder

Emerging technologies are driving the evolution of our society. Think of the encouraging prospect of the numerous possibilities that may contribute to the well-being of all of us, but at the same time, the challenge to ensure it will truly benefit everyone. We believe that putting people and their demands first, is key in our pursuit to change the world for the better.

People first technology

We see exciting opportunities in the digitalization of society and building sustainable communities. Health care is arguably the best example where uniting the social and technological perspective really makes the difference. We do not solely focus on technologies for cure, but center our approach around its contribution to human well-being. We work on treatments that are more personalized, less invasive and make use of the recovery mechanisms of the human body. We develop novel e-health applications that contribute to prevention, and empower patients in coping with medical discomfort in everyday life.

Technical Medical Centre

Ever since its pioneering years, the University of Twente has offered teaching and research in the medical technology field. In recent years, this has even led to the introduction of a completely new type of health care professional. All this now culminates in the brand new Technical Medical Centre (TechMed Centre) which we are opening at the occasion of our 58th anniversary. A place for education and research, and a place to meet up with our partners in health care.

We are happy and proud to invite you to the 58th Dies Natalis celebration: you will have the unique opportunity to admire our new facilities, as the celebration takes place in the TechMed Centre!


Find out more about the programme