Our university

We educate students and advance knowledge in science & technology for the benefit of humanity. We integrate education and research to enable our students and scientists to become thought leaders and to design and achieve the unimaginable. In close collaboration with our public and private partners, we translate our basic research into meaningful solutions.

Where people matter
Eindhoven University of Technology is a community of scientists, supporting staff, students and partners. People are the heart and soul of TU/e, so it is of great importance to safeguard the distinctive Eindhoven atmosphere, creating a personal, welcoming and vibrant environment that enables individuals and groups to grow professionally and personally. Our students are outstandingly active in study and sports associations, showcasing their organizational and entrepreneurial skills and embodying our intrinsic urge to unite and collaborate.

Openness is a basic attitude
Openness is in our DNA, as our university is established in a high-tech industrial environment that owes its success to sharing ideas and working together. Our doors are always open, all opinions are valued, and everybody – from first-year students to the Executive Board – works and learns together on a first-name basis in a collegial, collaborative atmosphere. We welcome people from all backgrounds, have an open eye for societal and industrial developments and actively pursue fresh ideas and new opportunities. We share our research results, our lectures, our people and our facilities with partners who work with us for a better world.

Research and education are intertwined
Our high-standing research and education are strongly intertwined. All teachers also conduct research and our students participate in ongoing scientific projects. This way, we establish fruitful links: students bring in fresh ideas and perspectives to advance our research, and nobody is better suited to enthuse students for a specific field than an excellent researcher pushing the frontiers in that field.

Exchange of ideas and people
We have a strong track record in cooperation with industry. At any given time, there is a continuous and lively exchange of people between our university and our partners in industry and society. Many students and staff are engaged in collaborations with our partners, and many R&D professionals from industry work part-time at TU/e.

Shared passion
Together with our partners, we engage the major challenges of society. We share our passion for exploring and exploiting the ways technology can contribute to a more sustainable world. We are eager to learn and explore: in research, education, creating impact, teaming up with new partners and organizing our own work.

Proven agility
With our no-nonsense, results-driven, collaborative, open-minded and personal way of working, we have been able to create a high impact in the past decades. Toward 2030, we will use our proven agility to keep pushing the frontiers of science, educating engineers and researchers for the future, and providing society with solutions for challenges of today and tomorrow.

Governance and strategies

The Executive Board is responsible for all administrative matters and the management of the university and constitutes of

We have the ambition to be among the leading universities in science and technology. With an open eye for developments in the world around us, we aim to be an internationally defining academic institution that pushes the frontiers of science and technology and educates engineers of the future who combine in-depth knowledge about technology with the skills to address challenges out in the world. 


TU/e places great importance on a number of core values. The scientific independence and integrity of scientific staff are key priorities. TU/e also highly values transparency and integrity in business relationships. As an organization, we regard it as important for staff and students to act with integrity in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and education. This is not self‑evident, and must be promoted actively. That is why at TU/e we commit ourselves to codes of conduct and regulations that provide guidance for working and studying at our university.

Our departments

Department of Industrial Design

At the department of Industrial Design we design products and services that enable us to make optimal use of our environment and interact...

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

The department of Mathematics and Computer Science specializes in engineering sciences and technology, and has good contacts with industry.

Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics concentrates on analyzing and explaining natural phenomena as well as developing new technology.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering: where engineers improve healthcare. This department offers education and research in biomedical...

Department of the Built Environment

Living, working and recreation: the department of the Built Environment contributes via its education and research to improving the built...

Department of Electrical Engineering

The department of Electrical Engineering has a research and design focus, and offers an excellent academic environment for educating young...

Eindhoven School of Education

Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE) is the expertise center in the field of professional development of (future) teachers in the science...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is geared to the design, analysis, improvement and manufacture of new products and processes along with the...

Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences

Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences embraces all the activities needed to get the maximum return on technological developments.

Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

Discover the research and education of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. Meet our...

Our recent prizes and grants

Vidi grant

Pieter Harpe

for analog circuits to the limit (€ 800.000)

Vidi grant

Sandra Hofman

For a miniature bone model (€ 800.000)

Vidi grant

Oliver Tse

Making evolutionary structures under one umbrella (€ 800.000)

Nagoya Gold Medal

Bert Meijer

Japanese award for principles of supramolecular chemistry


Liesbeth Janssen

to develop a general theory of glass (€600,000)

NWO Perspectief

Henk Corporaal

to make self-learning automatic systems more efficient and transparent through 'deep learning' (€7 million)

ERC Starting Grant

Richard Lopata

to work on ultrasound scanners for improved diagnosis of cardiovascular symptoms (€2 million)

ERC Starting Grant

Alex Alvarado

to increase the current maximum data capacity of optical fiber, that will soon become insufficient (€1,5 million)


Kitty Nijmeijer

for the removal of medicinal residues from water (€600,000)


Alberto Curto

for ultra-small optical and electronic circuits of just 1 nanometer thick (€600,000)

Veni grant

Mark Vis

to develop new materials like fat-free mayonaise or new types of paint (€250,000)

Veni grant

Ivo Filot

for research on catalysis at mesoscale (€250,000)

Veni grant

Ghislaine Vantomme

to work towards self-sufficient materials with surfaces that vibrate by light (€250.000)

Vici grant

Nikhil Bansal

to develop new algorithmic methods to make discrete decisions in a continuous way (€1,5 million)

Veni grant

Koen Hendriks

works on a new class of organic molecules that can form the basis of a flow battery (€250.000)

Student Sports Center

For 50 years TU/e- and Fontys students, employees and alumni have been enjoying the most complete sports program in Eindhoven. After work and study the SSC is the meeting point for exercise, sports and socializing.

We offer 70 sports, fitness and (special) courses backed by our team of (professional sports) teachers. With our 40 student sports clubs you can show your sports skills, your talent for management and enjoy student life to the fullest. You can work out anytime you want in our extensive facilities. 

For just € 90,- a year, you can exercise seven days per week, during or after course hours at the SSC.