School of Industrial Engineering and School of Innovation Sciences

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences has two subdepartments (Schools). In each research program in-house researchers cooperate with the researchers of renowned foreign universities, for example, through:

  • working visits back and forth
  • joint publications

The work of the School of Industrial Engineering revolves around organizing and maintaining  production chains for products and services. The School focuses mainly on the high-tech industry and the healthcare sector. Besides production and distribution, other aspects also play a role, such as product design, marketing, innovation, information systems, creativity and human behavior.  

The successful implementation of innovations in society plays an important role within the School of Innovation Sciences. This subdepartment is engaged in the mapping and analysis of the risks to the natural and built environments, the consequences for society over the longer term and the perception of consumer needs. Its focus extends beyond western countries to include developing countries.