Built Environment

Welcome to the Department of the Built Environment

We are driven by our ambitions to make a difference. Sustainability, in its broadest definition, is the cornerstone of our research and education.
We take the lead in (re)shaping the built environment and making it futureproof, safe, healthy, inclusive and with respect for planetary boundaries.
We are in an outstanding position to do so because we house the entire spectrum of technology, engineering, design and human behavior disciplines in the built environment, with world class experimental facilities, on all scale levels. This allows us to address societal challenges from a unique integral perspective.

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We educate a new generation of students able to solve today’s and tomorrow’s complex challenges of society. We consider in-depth disciplinary knowledge as key for professional leadership and true autonomy in future professions. Our education is small scale. Students are offered a maximum degree of freedom to select education in the sub-discipline of their preference. Collaborative skills are trained in joint challenge-based projects that address societal challenges. We educate life-long learners, students with the abilities and attitude to maintain an open mind.

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Our research community covers the entire range of disciplines related to the built environment. By bringing multiple perspectives to the table and meaningly connecting these, we are able to contribute to innovative solutions for complex societal issues. By playing an active role in our academic network and by committing to Open Science principles, we contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge. We have world class experimental facilities, such as a fully equipped building physics, materials and structures laboratories, a largescale 3D Concrete Printer and Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, as well as digital twinning and virtual reality facilities. This allows us to do laboratory experimental research from microscopic level to full-scale, from controlled laboratory conditions to field studies involving users, and everything in between. In collaboration with the TU/e institutes EAISI and EIRES we develop Key Enabling Technologies in the field of artificial intelligence and the energy transition.

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We believe that as an academic institute, we have a responsibility towards society. We do fundamental research with the ambition to not only advance the body of scientific knowledge, but also to drive technological innovation in society. By involving citizens and by collaborating with industrial, societal and public partners we bring knowledge from fundamental research directly to society. As such, we enable the building industry to mature and to innovate and we enable advanced informed solutions and future-proof decision making by municipalities and government. Co-creation with a human-centred approach (by involving citizens) is of crucial importance for success.


  • 27 Mar
    AI for the real world

    Women in Data Science Eindhoven 2023

    After a succesfull in-person event last year, Women in Data Science (WiDS) Eindhoven will return on Monday 27 March 2023.

  • 28 Mar

    Official Opening Neuron building

    The festive opening of the Neuron building is intended for all TU/e students, staff and invitees. This building will house lecture rooms and…

  • 28 Mar
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    Synapses and Silicon: Exploring the Intersection of AI and Neuroscience

    EAISI AI Symposium

    Symposium in honor of the opening of Neuron: Synapses and Silicon: exploring the intersection of AI and neuroscience.

  • 06 Apr
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    CCER Seminar

    April 6, 2023 / Room 0.30 and online via MS Teams

  • 06 Apr
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    Tools to Think With

    Lecture by visiting professor Yvonne Rogers

    April 6, 2023 3:30 PM / TU/e campus | Neuron building, room 0.262

  • 13 Apr
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    CCER Seminar

    April 13, 2023 / Room 0.30 and online via MS Teams

  • 14 Apr

    EIRES Lunch Lecture

    12h00-13h00 | with t.b.c. (online)

  • 16 Apr
    19 Apr
    Mobility in the Digital Society

    Automotive Week 2023

    The Automotive Week 2023 is the hotspot of European developments in mobility and for your network in the mobility sector.

  • 20 Apr
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    CCER Seminar

    April 20, 2023 / Room 0.30 and online via MS Teams

  • 27 Apr
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    CCER Seminar

    April 27, 2023 / Room 0.30 and online via MS Teams

  • 11 May
    Everything is a network
    Everything is a network

    JADS Ladies of Data 2023

    In the 2023 version of Ladies of Data, we focus on networks, from a data science perspective but also from a personal perspective.

  • 15 May

    Energy Now 2023

    May 15, 2023 10:00 AM / Evoluon Eindhoven

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