• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff1001-5000
  • HeadquartersNetherlands
  • Founded1961

University of Twente

The University of Twente is a young and enterprising university that prepares young people for the future. They accomplish this through innovative, attractive and future-focused education and through fulfilling a global function in technological and social research. The University of Twente is the place where talent development is maximized. Students and staff are the focus at the University of Twente. Together, 3,300 researchers and professionals work on pioneering research, relevant innovations and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students.  The University of Twente has a prospering campus, an ecosystem for hundreds of spin-off companies. Entrepreneurship is in their genes. Approximately 100 (student) companies are located on campus. In addition, THE UT has already produced more than 800 successful spin-off businesses. Kennispark Twente stimulates and facilitates starting entrepreneurs. But there is also so much more going on at our splendid green campus. Its sporting and cultural facilities are unique and events such as the world's largest think tank, CreaTe Tomorrow, and the biggest student sporting event, the Batavierenrace, have made the campus famous. The campus is inspiring and vibrant! University of Twente: the enterprising university. VISION The University of Twente is accelerating. As a university, they are embracing a bold new set of ambitions and raising the bar even higher. The University of Twente is the leading entrepreneurial university. They constantly anticipate future developments and respond rapidly and effectively to the changing world. Their staff are experts in their field and set the agenda for public debate. Their ongoing interaction with industry, research institutes and government generates ground-breaking research and world-class innovations. They produce outstanding graduates who excel by combining expertise from a range of fields as they design solutions that meet the demands of the future, in the Netherlands and throughout the world. That is Vision 2020. ENTREPRENEURSHIP The core value of entrepreneurship is perfectly illustrated by the Gallery, which stimulates the spirit of enterprise at the University of Twente by providing a home for spin-offs founded by its student entrepreneurs. GLOBAL CITIZENS Many students and members of staff come to Twente from other countries. The university also enjoys extensive contacts with universities and firms abroad, and attracts a significant share of its funding from international companies. These close international ties encourage students to complete part of their studies abroad and widen their horizons. Such international input enables them to develop into the global citizens of the future. SOCIETAL IMPACT In the world of scientific research, there is always a danger that a project will be shelved on completion, with no wider significance being given to the results. The University of Twente is dedicated to making a real difference through its research and aims to ensure that its results are used to help improve and perhaps even save people’s lives. EXCELLENCE IN COMBINATIONS The University of Twente stands out among other universities by offering unique and highly successful educational programmes. It does so by leading the way in responding to the demands of society and creating relevant combinations between disciplines. The ever-evolving world of technology showers us with opportunities, but also gives rise to new questions and dilemmas. By combining research areas, the University of Twente provides an effective response to these challenges and succeeds in answering the questions posed by society. High tech, human touch.
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Staff at University of Twente have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • tertiary education
  • climate change


  • global alliance for clean cookstoves
  • test


  • netherlands
  • tanzania
  • south africa
  • malawi
  • mozambique


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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  • Netherlands (headquarters)
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