IN THE NETHERLANDS THE GOVERNMENT COVERS A SIGNIFICANT SHARE OF FUNDING FOR SCIENTIFIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. BUT NOT EVERYTHING!
Therefore the best university is also the one that can explore the most alternative revenue sources. Moreover the unique campus with its vibrant student life makes the University of Twente special, also when you consider that these 'crown jewels' are not funded by the government.
Therefore alternative revenue is of great importance to the University of Twente, for it to be able to distinguish itself from other universities and thus underline its right to exist in this manner. The Twente University Fund raises funds to support the University of Twente in its ambitions and to preserve its unique character as the Netherlands' only true campus-based university. This puts the University of Twente on the map both nationally and internationally.
Therefore contributions from businesses and private individuals are indispensable: Your contribution is vital!