Strong ties with industry
TU/e excels as University of Technology through our strong ties with industry, both local and international. At TU/e, you will learn to take the latest scientific inventions, collaborate with industry and government, and translate them into solutions for real-world problems. For instance, in the TU/e Innovation Lab, where we valorize knowledge by translating our scientific and technological findings into solutions. Solutions for societal challenges.
Because an invention without real impact is not an invention at all.
As a result, we are among the top 1% of universities when it comes to research collaborations with industry.
Brainport, the smartest region of the world
TU/e is situated in a technology hotspot, known as the Brainport region. Home to major innovative companies and knowledge institutes, the Brainport is the beating technological heart of the Netherlands. No other Dutch region invests in R&D like the Brainport region, spending 3.2% of the gross regional product on R&D, compared to the 1.9% Dutch average. This region is what puts the Netherlands on the map in terms of innovation and high-tech.Read more
Dutch partners and networks
Science these days is no longer an individual pursuit. Research is increasingly multidisciplinary, and researchers from different institutes can work together in fertile partnerships. These connections offer great advantages to you as a student.
The 4TU.Federation, is a joint federation of the Dutch Universities of Technology: TU/e, Delft University of Technology, Twente University and Wageningen University. This collaboration makes it easier for students to go from a bachelor’s degree program at one of the universities to a master’s degree program at another. The 4TU.School for Technological Design, the Stan Ackermans Institute, is the official context for all our PDEng programs. In addition, it is working on creating some joint master’s degree programs. There are also the 4TU.Research Centres, connecting and enhancing their members’ research activities.Read more
TU/e and Maastricht University
TU/e organizes the Biomedical Technology degree programs in collaboration with Maastricht University and the Maastricht University Medical Center. TU/e supplies the technical expertise, and Maastricht supplies the medical expertise.Read more
TU/e and Radboud University Nijmegen
These two universities, TU/e and Radboud University Nijmegen, collaborate in research and education, especially in the field of nano-engineering.Read more
TU/e, Utrecht University and the UMC
The collaboration of TU/e, Utrecht University and Utrecht UMC jointly invests in research and scientific staff. Students at each institute can also easily follow courses at the other two. Joint expertise includes sustainable energy, medical imaging, stem cells and regenerative medicine.Read more
International partners, networks and programs
TU/e also invests in knowledge exchange and partnerships with important international universities and institutes. We are also a member of a number of important networks, aimed at exchanging knowledge and best practices in research and education.
These connections also make it much easier for TU/e students to take courses or do an internship at one of these universities and institutes. Of course, you can also do internships and courses at non-member universities, but you will have to make contact yourself.
European partner universities
Partner universities outside of Europe
National University of Singapore
North Eastern University (Shenyang, China)
Zhejiang University (Hangzou, China)
Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China)
Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
International Institutes of Information Technology (Bangalore en Hyderabad, India)
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, USA)
RMIT University Melbourne (Australia)
The Consortium Linking Universities of Sciences and Technology for Education and Research
The Consortium Linking Universities of Sciences and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER), a network of 12 European universities of technology. Founded in 1990, CLUSTER focuses on exchange of student and staff, collaboration in research and education and accreditation in engineering education.Read more
The EuroTech Universities Alliance
The EuroTech Universities Alliance consists of four leading universities: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Technische Universität München (TUM). They work together on finding technological solutions for the grand challenges facing societies today.Read more
The European Association for International Education
The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is a non-government, non-profit professional association with over 1600 members from 60 countries. It stimulates and facilitates educational globalization.Read more
LEO-NET is a practical support network for social employability and sustainable careers, supporting students in finding international internships in countries within the EU, European Economic Region, Turkey and Macedonia. LEO-NET has around 70 member organizations and offers online services and in-person events.Read more
The Santander Group
The Santander Group was founded in 1988 as one of the first European consortia of universities. Its focus is strengthening and facilitating academic contacts for research and education. The Group consists of 34 European universities and has a long-standing involvement in European Community programs and projects. It also has independent mobility schemes for students and staff and nurtures partnerships with other regions in the world.Read more
Société Européene pour la Formation des Ingénieurs
Société Européene pour la Formation des Ingénieurs (SEFI) was founded in 1973 as an international non-government, non-profit organization. It is a European forum providing services to European institutes, academic personnel and industry, with the aim to develop and improve engineering education and the position of engineers.Read more
Erasmus Mundus is a prestigious EU program that aims to enhance the quality of higher education through scholarships and academic collaboration. TU/e is successfully expanding our involvement in this program, which offers our students more possibilities for student exchange.Read more