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.

Spirit of collaboration

Eindhoven University of Technology is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.

Personal attention and room for talent

Eindhoven University of Technology offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.


Scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality

Eindhoven University of Technology combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.

Tu/e and Brainport: a thriving ecosystem

Our campus is in the centre of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations. 


Why TU/e?

We are innovative, we are open minded, we are at the heart of society. We are Eindhoven University of Technology.

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.

University alliances & networks

TU/e joins forces with other universities and partners at home and abroad. In this way, we are able to enhance our impact for science, industry and society, conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research, act as a gateway for regional partners into the world-wide science networks and create an international climate for study and work.

For Life. For the World. For the Better.

These three phrases together form the motto of our University Fund. They represent our ambition to contribute to the solution of societal issues. As Eindhoven University Fund, we therefore support researchers and students. Their work deserves a solid financial basis. So that they can find solutions to current and future challenges. Solutions for methods and techniques that can be applied.

Our departments

Mathematics and Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology is a place that brings motivated students,…

Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences

Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) aims to be leading in the area of industrial engineering and management science as well…

Biomedical Engineering

The department of Biomedical Engineering is recognized for its leading research in chemical biology, regenerative engineering & materials…

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been a core part of the university since Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was founded…

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry

The department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry wants to be a center of inspired learning in chemical engineering and chemistry,…

Applied Physics and Science Education

The Applied Physics and Science Education department views its mission as making contributions to physics and society by means of the…

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…

Electrical Engineering

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to acquire, share and transfer knowledge and understanding in the whole field of…

Built Environment

We are driven by our ambitions to make a difference. Sustainability, in its broadest definition, is the cornerstone of our research and…


Student Sports Center

For more than 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 38 student sports associations 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 € 103,- a year, you can exercise seven days per week, during or after course hours at the SSC.

Studium Generale

If you want to broaden your horizon, get inspired or experience something special, you can take part in a wide range of Studium Generale activities throughout the year. A wonderful addition to the TU/e's regular educational program and open to everyone. Lectures, discussions, concerts, exhibitions, theater performances, films, documentaries, workshops, you name it, we've got it, and there's always something to catch your interest and enthusiasm. Most programs are free.