The MESA+ Graduate School for Nanotechnology is part of the Twente Graduate School (TGS) at the University of Twente. The MESA+ school covers the scientific field of nanotechnology. The Institute’s mission is to excel in research, to educate researchers and engineers, to commercialize research results, and to initiate and participate in fruitful national and international cooperation. The Institute plays a leading role in national research programmes on Nanotechnology.
MESA+ strongly values teaching and training, with 350 of the employees are PhD candidates or post-doctoral fellows. MESA+ is formally accredited as a research school by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Currently the MESA+ Graduate School for Nanotechnology involves graduate research programmes on nanofabrication and self-assembly; nano-photonics; nanofluidics; biological aspects of soft matter, molecular and cellular biophysics; surfaces, interfaces, and interactions; building blocks and synthetic methodology; theory, modelling, and simulations; and technology assessment.
For undergraduate students, MESA+ organizes the Nanotechnology MSc program, and participates in many other BSc and MSc programs.