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.

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. 

Governance and strategies

The university is governed by a Supervisory Board which appoint the Executive Board. The Executive Board is responsible for all administrative matters and the management of the university and constitutes of Jan Mengelers (President), Frank Baaijens (Rector Magnificus) and Nicole Ummelen (Vice-president). Susanne van Weelden is University Secretary. She advises and supports the Executive Board in the preparation and implementation of decision making.

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 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 alumni

Our alumni are important ambassadors of the TU/e Community. They are actively involved in the university, for example by providing students a glimpse of the professional businesses and by coaching students with respect to their career orientation. They also play an important role with respect to the cooperation between industry and the university and the financial support of the university. TU/e alumni can use the various services and attend activities offered by our university.


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.


Our campus in the city of Eindhoven

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.