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Our students, scientists and educators have - together with our business and government partners - access to high-quality labs, located on campus.

Our facilities for top research are state-of-the-art: MESA+ NanoLab, BioNanoLab, Virtual Reality Lab, DataLab, TechMed Simulation & Training Centre, LEO-Center for Service Robotics, the supersonic wind tunnel, DesignLab, BMS Lab, TPRC, SmartXp and TCO. In modern laboratories, our researchers often work together on simulations, tests and prototypes with external parties.

The University of Twente is the initiator of Novel-T, which is located on the university campus. Novel-T supports companies in starting up and finding partners (government and entrepreneurs) and facilities (network and location).

Novel-T Smart makes the University of Twente's expertise available to various parties in society. Novel-T Smart performs research, offers advice and searches for knowledge partners for foundations, associations, non-profit organisations and entrepreneurs in vulnerable sectors.


Achieving top research requires the best circumstances. The University of Twente supports researchers in many different ways. Staff members with a research task are offered a wide variety of training in writing research proposals and the University of Twente also provides advice on subsidy applications.

The Jonge Akademie (JA@UT) is a platform for young top scientists from various disciplines who boost each other and organise activities for science and society.

P-NUT is the network association for Twente doctoral candidates and regularly organises lunches, workshops and social events.

The Twente Graduate School a varied offer of integrated master and PhD programmes for excellent master students who aspire a career in scientific research.

The University of Twente offers Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programmes. EngD trainees follow a two-year post-Master’s technological designer programme, where they learn how to design high level, creative and innovative solutions for complex issues with a multidisciplinary character. Consisting of an educational component at the university and a period of practical design work in industry, the programme combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects.