Cooperative alliances

TU/e is clustering forces with other universities and partners at home and abroad. In this way, we are building our international competitive position and reputation and are able to offer a more international climate for study and work.

International strategic alliances and networks

EuroTech University Alliance
Is a strategic partnership of leading universities of science & technology: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Technion, Ecole Polytechnique (L’X), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Technical University of Munich (TUM).Together they are committed to finding technical solutions which address the major challenges of modern society. Their intensive collaboration across research, education & innovation support the EU’s goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. For more information: eurotech-universities Contact person at TU/e: Ms. Marleen van Heusden, ESA/PA&P.

CLUSTER - Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research
Is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world. CLUSTER represents a Multi-location European University of Science and Technology with about 3.000 professors, 11.000 academic staff, 14.000 PhD students, with a total of more than 140,000 students. The network evolved from being focused only on Engineering Education to be, nowadays, acting on the so-called knowledge triangle comprising Education, Research and Innovation. CLUSTER is an active platform in the promotion and creation of frameworks aiming to tackle important societal issues. For more information. Contact person at TU/e: Ms. Inge Adriaans, ESA/PA&P 

The SGroup European Universities’ Network (formerly: the Santander Group)
Aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of its member universities, to reinforce their international visibility and competitiveness and to expand their collaboration opportunities in education and research. It seeks to achieve this through transfer of knowledge, the development of alliances and the improvement of intercultural understanding. The SGroup is an active partner in numerous EU-funded projects and it collaborates with networks in Latin-America and China. TU/e was one of the founding fathers of the SGroup in 1989. For more information. Contact person at TU/e: Ms. Anneroos Dijkhuis, ESA/CSA - International Office.

National partnerships

4TU.Federation
The four Dutch universities of technology – Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente and Wageningen University & Research – want to boost their significance for the Dutch knowledge economy through cooperation. This cooperation within the 4TU.Federation generates more expertise, resources and international top talent as well as an improved focus in education and research. The four universities, each with its own excellent reputation, are thus taking on competition from abroad.

University of Utrecht
TU/e recently entered into a strategic alliance with the University of Utrecht and the UMC Utrecht. They will be strengthening ties in research, education and knowledge valorization as well as extending those fields in which the partners complement each other.  The focus in the cooperation lies in renewable energy, medical imaging, stem cells and regenerative medicine. The partners invest jointly in research, realize the appointment of more and more part-time professors, and offer all their students access to their range of educational programs.

Radboud University Nijmegen
TU/e cooperates with Radboud University Nijmegen on a variety of research fields like organic chemistry. New possibilities are investigated in the areas of neuro-imaging, sport and technology, and wireless technology for astronomy.

University of Maastricht
TU/e has traditional ties with the University of Maastricht, as in the Biomedical Engineering Department’s programs that are jointly run with the University of Maastricht and the university hospital Maastricht. The engineering subjects are taught by TU/e staff while the biological and medical knowledge comes from Maastricht.