Vision on Research

bridge between research and society

To us, research is not a goal in itself: its objective is to make society more liveable. The University of Twente builts the bridge between research and society. The large amount of initiatives of our University shows the relevance we feel to bring research and daily practice closer together:

  • Studium Generale organizes lectures and other activities with scientists
  • The Twente Academy(dutch) supports pupils from secondary schools by means of, for instance, homework counselling, masterclasses and study preparation
  • The Twente Academy Young(dutch) brings the world of science and technology to the youngest children
  • crowdfunding projects (such as the "Your health, our technology" campaign), make private funds available for relevant research
  • The Jonge Akademie(dutch)(Young Academy) gathers young talent of the University of Twente together to learn from each other and develop new initiatives