History of the UT

The Twente University’s history lasts for over fifty years. All that time a true treasure of information was built unveiling the secrets of working, studying and living at the university.

Part of UT’s archive is stored and kept at Overijssel’s Historic Centre in Zwolle (a state depot for governmental organisations) This part of the archive is accessible for everyone who’s interested. An overview of its contents can be found here.

The part of the historic archive that is still located at the university’s premises, is disclosed by an overview of its respective parts. This overview can be found here. Please contact Gerhard Kleinsman for further details to consult the documents.


Throughout the years many photos and films were made of and by the university. Part of that collection is disclosed by the Beeldbank (image archive)

Looking for subjects that are not yet stored in the Beeldbank (image archive)? Please contact Karin Bakker for UT overall subjects and Homme Martinus for the faculty of ITC.