Why study Chemical Engineering in Eindhoven?

This broadly based program offers a choice of specializations in the fields of Chemistry, Materials Science and Process Engineering. Teaching and research are closely linked, which means that a large part of the content of the program is based on the department's own research activities. The program has a strong international position due to the presence of a number of leading research schools and institutes.

International reputation

Are you interested in, say, the Chemical and Process Technology specialization? If so, Eindhoven is really the place for you because it is the hub of expertise in this field. Similarly, Eindhoven is ahead of the field in other specializations. The department enjoys an international reputation in the field of research and is the secretary of the following research schools: the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), the National Research School Combination Catalysis Controlled by Chemical Design (NRSC-C), Eindhoven Polymers Laboratories (EPL) and the Schuit Institute of Catalysis (SKI).

In addition, the department collaborates in the following leading research schools: COBRA (COmmunication Technology: Basic Research and Applications), the Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research (NIOK) and the Dutch Graduate School on Process Technology (OSPT).


The strong international position of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Master's program is further underlined by the award of the 'Internationally Accredited Degree' by The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

About Eindhoven

Eindhoven is regarded as the technological heart of the Netherlands; accordingly, it is also known as Brainport. In this region, governments, companies and research institutions are working together to improve the international competitiveness of the region as a 'hotspot' in the field of innovative technology.

This cooperation is reflected in your education: there are many part-time professors lecturing at the TU/e who work for high-tech companies. Companies also cooperate in educational projects. Furthermore, a ranking produced by the Leiden Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) has revealed that the TU/e is the global leader in publications written in collaboration with industry.

The region is home to companies like Philips, ASML, NXP, the TNO research institute and the Holst Centre. You are likely to come into contact with one of the regional high-tech companies while you are studying here.

TU/e campus
The TU/e campus is situated in the heart of Eindhoven, within walking distance of the central railway station. The campus is compact and all its services are accessible on foot. The TU/e has about 6,800 students. As a student city, Eindhoven has plenty to offer. And the campus, too, will keep you entertained. The university has an extensive sports center, all the facilities of which you can use for only 80 euro per year. The range of student organizations at the TU/e is highly varied. Whatever you like, whether it is sports, relaxing, good company, culture, travel, music or parties, there is certainly an organization for you.

You can read more about these activities on the general website of Eindhoven Student City.