Halfway through the LAST CENTURY, ALMOST 50 FOUNDERS AND MANY PATRONS FORMED THE BASIS OF THE TWENTE TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
Founders are those organisations that contributed at least NLG 10,000 to the former Twente College Fund Foundation before 1 July 1964. These 47 organisations may call themselves 'Founders'. Unfortunately 23 of the original 47 companies have now closed. Many of them were active in the Twente steel and textile industry that collapsed in the Seventies. And after diverse mergers and one split, 18 heirs remain of the other Founders. You can read more about the role of the founders of the Twente University Fund in the book 'Aanjager'. Here you can find the list of original founders. You can consult a list of the current founders here.
Patrons are organisations that became a donor after 1 July 1964 or donated less that NLG 10,000 before this date. Patrons support the University of Twente and its academic community. We would be delighted to welcome you as a patron of the Twente University Fund. For more information on this topic please click here.