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World-class researchers

Our strength lies in the cooperation between the various disciplines. The University of Twente research institutes link technology (High-Tech) to human behaviour and social relevance (Human Touch).

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Research institutes

Work as a researcher at the interface between technology and society. We facilitate this within our world-renowned research institutes. Not only in terms of research in nanotechnology (MESA+ Institute) but also in ICT (Digital Society Institute), and biomedical technology and technical medicine (TechMed Institute). Additionally, we conduct research within administrative sciences, geo-information sciences and earth observation. So, you want to join in?

Work to make the world a better place

A leading technical university

  • MESA+
    Realising the biggest solutions at the smallest extremes

    The MESA+ Institute is a leading research institute in the field of nanotechnology. We focus on key enablers – photonics, fluidics, hard materials, soft materials and devices, combined with responsible research & innovation – and their convergence to deliver disruptive innovations in most societal challenges.

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  • Digital Society Institute
    Working on the future of our digital society

    The Digital Society Institute (DSI) is one of the three multidisciplinary research institutes of the University of Twente. The Digital Society Institute contributes to responsible digitisation and the seamless alignment of technology to people and their needs. We focus on five themes: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Smart Industry, E-health, Robotics and Cybersecurity.

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  • Technical Medical Centre
    Improving healthcare using personalised technology

    The Technical Medical (TechMed) Centre is a leading innovation hub that impacts the healthcare sector through outstanding research, innovation and education programmes. The TechMed Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure ranging from research laboratories, pre-clinical living labs and simulated hospital environments.

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Our scientists feel a great responsibility to develop societal relevant solutions and to apply fundamental research, in order to be prepared for an unpredictable and highly changeable future.