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University of Twente

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The University of Twente Netherlands is a public research university. It is situated in Enschede, Netherlands. The university was set up in 1961 as Technische Hogeschool Twente. The establishment was renamed to Universiteit Twente (University of Twente) in 1986. University of Twente (UT) is ranked 172 in QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities. It has a general score of 4.2 stars. In Europe, it is evaluated as one of the 25 best colleges. In a national setting University College Twente was granted the 'Top rated program' seal. Five Master's projects have been allowed the seal "Top rated program".

The university has numerous research institutes such as Biomedical, Geo-information, Nanotechnology, and Engineering. UT’s latest research fields include Nanolab, ICT, biomedical technology and technical medicine, governance & behavioral sciences and geo-information sciences and Geo-Observation. The University of Twente is attractive due to the high-value research environment it offers and the opportunities for both senior and junior scientists.

The UT collaborates with the Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and is also a partner in the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).



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The University was then moved to Enschede, the principal city of Twente, which had a rich industrial history. It is considered a city of education as it has many institutes and universities. There are several cultural and music centers in the east of the Netherlands as well as grand shops and boutiques. All placed around the most pleasant public square in the Netherlands; de Oude Markt (lt. Old Market Square) which is surrounded by numerous cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Enschede is also home to that fantastic football club, FC Twente.


As the only true campus University of the Netherlands, the University of Twente combines accommodation, educational programs, and recreational facilities on a green campus providing a lively, safe and inspiring environment for more than 10,000 students and 3,200 employees.

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More than 2000 researchers, as well as 10,000 students, are working and studying at the campus. The university offers the finest living facilities. National and international students of the University College Twente have guaranteed accommodation for the first two years of the program. More so, the university collaborated with several housing providers, so that students and guests do not have a problem finding a place to live.


The University of Twente, as of 2017, had a student population of 10,435 and faculty was 3,074. Which makes a balanced faculty to student ratio of 1:4. The academic staff consists of highly educated skilled professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and other lecturers from prestigious institutes all over the world.

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The employment rate is high as compared to other institutes in the region. University produces well-trained and knowledgeable graduates. When they get out in the practical world, they prove to be an asset to the country and society. Numerous vibrant high-tech industrial communities and sectors are established through their graduates. The outstanding track record in valorization shows by the huge number of around 1,000 successful startups, spinning off new business in the University’s region and beyond. There is a high chance for graduates securing a job after graduating from the university.

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