About our university
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 our university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is geared to the design, analysis, improvement and manufacture of new products and processes along with the...
Department of Electrical Engineering
The department of Electrical Engineering has a research and design focus, and offers an excellent academic environment for educating young...
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 Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences embraces all the activities needed to get the maximum return on technological developments.
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 Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
Discover the research and education of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. Meet our...
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...
Our recent prizes and grants
works on higher yield for silicon solar cells (€250.000)
for research on catalysis at mesoscale (€250,000)
to develop a general theory of glass (€600,000)
to increase the current maximum data capacity of optical fiber, that will soon become insufficient (€1,5 million)
for a better availability of rare drugs (€250.000)
to develop new materials like fat-free mayonaise or new types of paint (€250,000)
Japanese award for principles of supramolecular chemistry
for ultra-small optical and electronic circuits of just 1 nanometer thick (€600,000)
to work on ultrasound scanners for improved diagnosis of cardiovascular symptoms (€2 million)
to make self-learning automatic systems more efficient and transparent through 'deep learning' (€7 million)
works on a new class of organic molecules that can form the basis of a flow battery (€250.000)
Making evolutionary structures under one umbrella (€ 800.000)
for analog circuits to the limit (€ 800.000)
For a miniature bone model (€ 800.000)
to develop new algorithmic methods to make discrete decisions in a continuous way (€1,5 million)
Our university in the heart of Eindhoven is the home base of our TU/e community, the place where our students and staff feel at home, regardless of background, nationality or beliefs, and where they achieve excellence. We aim for the campus to further develop into an inspiring and well-equipped place of education, research, living, working and recreation.
Eindhoven lies in the technological heart of the Netherlands, which is also known by the name Brainport. South East Brabant is home to many companies of international stature, such as Philips, DAF Trucks and ASML.
There’s more to Eindhoven than just technology and education. It is a fantastic student city. You can live comfortably in Eindhoven, use great sports facilities and enjoy a really good night out. In addition, the city has a remarkable amount of green space, offers excellent shopping and is full of terraces in summer where you can kick back and relax. Fancy a holiday or a weekend break? You can jet off from Eindhoven Airport.