Why join TU/e and its thriving community of scientists, students, and professionals? You will be able to shape your own career as you become part of a personal university that makes a difference. A university where students and lecturers know each other on a first-name basis and work together on innovative projects with real-life significance. Where managers and support staff members are valued as true partners in achieving the best results while working on a vibrant and inspiring campus.
Please continue reading to find out what sets TU/e apart.
Why join TU/e?
Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. Moreover, TU/e combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. In other words, fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them. Our distinguishing excellence is based on our three-pillar strategy: attracting talent, using a multidisciplinary approach, and providing a stimulating research environment. Societal challenges on artificial intelligence, sustainability, health, and quantum photonics are the driving forces behind our research.Read more
STATE-OF-THE ART RESEARCH LABS
To conduct groundbreaking research, to attract outstanding scientific talent, and to train new generations of engineers, we have state-of-the-art research labs and facilities at our disposal. Some of our labs are unique in the Netherlands, or even in the world.Read more
SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION
TU/e is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government, and academia. That 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 initiative. We embrace diversity and inclusion, as it adds to our success and pleasure in education and research. It broadens our research scope and enhances the quality of our education. Therefore, TU/e offers all employees and applicants equal opportunities, regardless of their orientation, identity, or background.Read more
TU/E AND BRAINPORT: A THRIVING ECOSYSTEM
Our campus is in the center of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. TU/e has been ranked number 1 for collaboration with industry by the Times Higher Education Ranking several times. 15% of our scientific publications are created in collaboration with industry. We also have the highest number of part-time professors from industry in the Netherlands. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common goal: to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.Read more
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
As an employee of TU/e you will fall under the collective agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities, with the corresponding salary scales and secondary employment conditions. For example, you will receive an annual vacation allowance of 8% of your annual salary. You are also entitled to paid and unpaid parental leave and a pension scheme. Furthermore, TU/e offers its employees a year-end bonus of 8.3% of the annual salary and 41 days of vacation based on a full-time job. In most cases, it is possible to work (partially) from home. The selection model for employment conditions offers options for exchanging time for money or money for time. We gladly explain this further on the 'Conditions of Employment' page!Read more
SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONALS
TU/e is an international university, where one third of the academic staff consists of foreign staff. Moving to another country, with its different habits, rules, and procedures, can be a big step. Therefore, TU/e has a special support team to help you with your transfer to the Netherlands. They can assist you with residence and labor permits, family reunion procedures and other practical matters. Additionally, TU/e promotes a healthy work-life balance and has many facilities to help you and your family feel right at home. For Professors (Assistant, Associate and Full), TU/e also offers a Partner Career Support Program.Read more
Facts & Figures
Top-ranking university of technology
TU/e is a first-rate research university specializing in engineering science and technology.
A vibrant campus and community
The TU/e campus covers an area of 75 hectares and boasts more than 100 communities, two residential towers, a daycare center, a sports center, a movie theater, two grand cafes, two small supermarkets and an extensive library.
International working environment
38% of our workforce has an international background, compared to 19% of our students. The remaining 62% of our employees and 81% of our students have the Dutch nationality. English is our working language.
Total staff: 7000+
Currently (June 2023) TU/e has 7,063 employees. 66% of this workforce belongs to our academic staff. The 2,250 PhD candidates and EngD trainees are also on our payroll. The remaining 34% consists of management and support staff.
Total students: 13,000
Currently (September 2022) 12,906 students are enrolled at TU/e: 7,135 bachelor's, 5,494 master's, and 277 pre-master's students. The total rises to 15,119 if you include PhD candidates and EngD trainees.
Departments and services
TU/e consists of 9 departments and the Eindhoven School of Education. There are 10 service departments.