TU/e contributes to the progress of technical sciences and the development of technological innovations. Its research plays a significant role in the international scientific community.

The Eindhoven region is the perfect location for a top technology university being at the high-tech heart of the Netherlands and home to major corporate headquarters including Philips, ASML, NXP, DAF Trucks and DSM. It hosts leading Dutch R&D institutes and is the European region with the highest number of patents. Furthermore, the region is part of the Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen international knowledge triangle.

Strategic areas

De TU/e has three Strategic Areas:

Distinctive Research Areas

TU/e has thirteen distinctive research areas:

  • Automotive Systems
  • Building Physics
  • Broadband Telecommunication Technologies
  • Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS)
  • Human Behavior and Intelligent Systems (ILI)
  • Information and Communication Systems (EIRICT)
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Multiscale Mechanics (EMI)
  • Nano-Engineering of Functional Materials and Devices
  • Plasmas
  • Polymers
  • Process Engineering and Control
  • Tissue Engineering and Imaging


  • ultramodern cleanroom (800m², class 100) 
  • technologically sophisticated laboratories
  • state-of-the-art high-tech equipment (Cyclotron, MRI scanners, electron microscopes, etc.) 
  • very good computer facilities 
  • shared use of industrial Laboratories and use of national supercomputer facilities

Knowledge valorization

TU/e is committed to ensuring that its research results are translated into successful innovations and new companies. TU/e encourages students and staff to be entrepreneurial.