- Founded :1961 year
- Type of University : Public
- StudyQA ranking: 3065 pts.
- Offered programms: 16 Bachelor 32 Master
- No. Students: 9400
- No. Staff: 3300
- Study mode: 48 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
University of Twente (Dutch: Universiteit Twente; Dutch pronunciation: [ynivɛrsiˈtɛit ˈtʋɛntə]) is a university located in Enschede, Netherlands. It offers research and degree programmes in the social and behavioral sciences and in engineering. In keeping with its entrepreneurial spirit, the University is committed to making economic and social contribution to the region of the Netherlands where it is based. The UT collaborates with Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology under the umbrella of the 3TU.Federation, and is also a partner in the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).
HIGH TECH, HUMAN TOUCH. That is the University of Twente. Some 2,900 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Kennispark Twente.
The University was founded in 1961 as the Technische Hogeschool Twente, the Netherlands’ third higher vocational institute of technology later to become a university (the other two being Delft and Eindhoven). Accordingly, in 1986, it changed its name to Universiteit Twente (University of Twente). The Dutch government’s decision to locate the new institute in Enschede, the main city of Twente, had much to do with the north-eastern province’s rich industrial history. Another important consideration was the fact that the local economy needed a boost to compensate for the dwindling textile industry.
The University of Twente is the only true campus university of the Netherlands and provides an academic and social setting in which you can quickly become an active member of a thriving community. The UT offers a variety of on campus services: a medical centre, counseling facilities, a hotel, religious support, and much more. You can buy meals or simply gather at the on campus restaurants, cafés or bars. The campus hosts over 50 student-run sports and cultural associations as well.
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The University of Twente offers general medical services on campus, including emergency service, a general practitioner, dentist and physiotherapist. Please keep in mind the following general regulations regarding health services in the Netherlands: