University of Twente, The Netherlands


  • The University of Twente (UT) is a state-funded entrepreneurial research university, founded in 1961 as the Technische Hogeschool Twente.  Similarly to the institutes at Delft and Eindhoven it later became a university.
  • It was established by the Dutch government on a former country estate and is the Netherlands only purpose-built campus university.
  • Though a technical university with an emphasis on applied sciences and the useful application of knowledge in society, the curriculum is broad, with six research institutes. Business studies and behavioural sciences are also strengths of the university.
  • It has been voted the most enterprising Dutch university by the Elsevier/ScienceWorks Valorization Ranking 2013.
  • Roughly half of the doctoral programmes are taught in English. There are six English-taught BSc's: the interdisciplinary Academy of Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) programme, Advanced Technology, Creative Technology, Electrical Engineering, European Public Administration and International Business Administration.


University of Twente, Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, The Netherlands