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The University of Twente is a multicultural community of talented, ambitious people that offers students, scientists and educators from around the world the best possible conditions. Like our innovative and vibrant campus with world-class facilities for crossing boundaries and solving complex problems.

University of Twente

A living, smart Campus where change begins

The University of Twente is a multicultural community of talented, ambitious people that offers students, scientists and educators from around the world the best possible conditions. Like our innovative and vibrant campus with world-class facilities for crossing boundaries and solving complex problems.

'The story of the University of Twente'

Since the University of Twente's founding in 1961, we have been deeply connected with the rich industrial heritage of our region and the wellbeing of its population. We proudly carry that forward, both at home and internationally. Today we are a catalyst to many high-tech communities and sectors with strong partnerships in a wide range of industries and societal domains. We participate in ground-breaking, globe-spanning networks and programmes. We maintain lifelong connections with more than 45,000 alumni worldwide.

Our challenges

Challenges of the University of Twente

Closed for application
Creating societal business models for new Energy Gardens

Solar energy plays a key role in the transition towards a fully sustainable energy society. One of the options is to develop fields with solar panels.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Closed for application
Resilient Communities for healthy living

Our challenge is to develop effective ‘quadruple helix’ based innovation communities for health care in semi-urban regions.

Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Partnerships for the Goals
Closed for application
Big Data in care

Data streams are increasing tremendously. This is also valid in Care. Think of data from the regular ICT systems (financial, use of care, personal care files, analysis of care results), but also location and sensor data of employees and patients, external websites and numerous open data sources.

Good Health and Well-being
Closed for application
Sustainable substitute for plastic cups for large scale events

During festivals and events, visitors enjoy drinking beverages. Most of the time, plastic cups are used. These one-way cups are hygienic, lightweight and safe. But it also causes a huge amount of plastic waste.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
Creative solutions for building rainwater management

Using today's waste to prevent global waste forever: that is our mission.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
New concepts for Mobility hubs including train stations in city centres

Railway station and their surroundings transform in more than ‘just’ the physical place you to a train. They are growing into multimodal, innovative hubs where mobility, meetings, work and life are facilitated.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities
Closed for application
New value propositions for future proof housing

How can we design, produce, market and maintain future proof housing buildings?

Life On Land, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
Closed for application
Developing a both ecological and business wise sustainable mounting frame for solar panels

The solar panels are mounted on frames. These frames are made of Zinc coated steel. Our assumption is that this is not the best solution in terms of ecology, sustainability and businesswise. But we are not sure.

Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy