PhD program Built Environment
Human behavior is influenced by the built environment, and certainly in a small country like the Netherlands this environment is subject to long-term planning. This means that building engineers have a high degree of responsibility in finding the right balance between science, technology and design. However, the conflicting interests also include economic, political and environmental aspects.
The Netherlands is changing in demographic terms and in its social structures. Society will have to provide constant stimulation for building with innovative and market-oriented concepts. One of the characteristics of the built environment is that its physical lifetime is usually longer than the economic lifetime. This means that one of the focal research areas is the development of durable, flexible, environmentally-friendly and safe buildings and installations.
The department offers PhD projects on a regular basis.
Within the total range of design-related activities of the Department of the Built Environment, AUDE focuses on spatial design.Read more
Building Physics and Services
The BPS unit includes the fields of building physics and installation technologyRead more
Structural Design deals with the design of the structure of a buildingRead more
Design and Decision Support Systems
The unit Urban Systems and Real Estate (USRE) deals with teaching and research in the field of planning, development and...Read more