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University of Twente

University of Twente


University of Twente


University type
Research University
Degrees offered
Bachelor, Master, Certificate
Accredited by
Netherlands Government
QS Ranking
TH Ranking
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University description

The University of Twente sets itself apart from other technical universities by the focus on entrepreneurship it aims to instil in its students and researchers. The university specializes in research and development that benifits both people and society. The University of Twente challenges students to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to education and research.

Entrepreneurship is the focal point at Twente. The campus is home to more than 100 businesses, including student-run start-ups. The university's business park is an encouraging environment for students to develop themselves into successful entrepreneurs.

With 12 English taught programs at bachelor level and over 50 master programs, international students have a wealth of choice. Programs include Engineering and Business programs. In the International Earth Observation Center ITC, Twente has a research institute that performs ground breaking research in the field of Geo Information Sciences.

Twente’s partner universities include big names such as: ETH Zürich, University of Cambridge, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Ludgwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Politecnica Milano, Tecnologico de Monterrey, RMIT, to name but a few.

University of Twente in the 2017 University Rankings

In the worldwide rankings, Twente has claimed its spot among the top 200. This year it is doing particularly well in the Times Higher Education Ranking. In Engineering and IT, Twente is ranked 116 in the World according to the QS ranking.

The University of twente is currently the best performing Dutch University in the Leiden Ranking. It has claimed 64th spot in the world-wide citation impact ranking. Twente University is keeping pace with renowned institutions like University College London, the University of Minnesota and Imperial College London.

QS World Engineering and Technology Ranking 2017
Position of University of Twente in the Discipline Rankings
Civil Engineering Ranking: 151 - 200
Mechanical Engineering Ranking: 151 - 200

QS World Natural Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of University of Twente in the Discipline Rankings
Mathematics Ranking: 151 - 200

QS World Social Sciences Ranking 2017
Position of University of Twente in the Discipline Rankings
Sociology Ranking: 151 - 200
Communication and Media Ranking: 151 - 200
Education Ranking: 151 - 200

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University of Twente Scholarships

University of Twente students have a choice of a number of scholarships they can apply for. Scholarships include:

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Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Management and Governance, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)

Master programs

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