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University of Twente

Welcome to the University of Twente

The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial research university in the Netherlands with proven excellence in the field of new technologies and their impact on society and humanity. The university develops technologies that shape the future: ICT, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.  Researchers at the University of Twente are among the world’s leaders in those fields, and the university is unique in its capacity to transcend the boundaries between disciplines.

The interface between technologies: that is where important and intriguing innovations occur. Twente’s key  research areas include nanotechnology, biomedical technology, ICT, sustainable energy and governance.

At this dutch university new technologies are not approached in isolation, but in relation to behavioural, social, and management sciences, combining high tech with a human touch. As a modern, entrepreneurial university, Twente is renowned for its engineering ability in supporting industry and commerce, and its creation of new innovative businesses. This  perspective provides unexpected solutions in areas such as health, sustainable energy, water, learning and safety. In the university's 50 year history, over 700 spin-off companies have been launched onto the market.

The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands, where over 9,000 students and 3,000 employees study, work and unwind in the beautiful green grounds. The attractive campus, built on a country estate just outside the city of Enschede, provides an academic, social and safe setting where students quickly become active members of a thriving community. The University of Twente has state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research and an excellent library. It also has the lowest cost of living and accommodation of any Dutch university.


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Arnoud Rop
Starting the Master Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) you will be acquainted with philosophy, ethics and scientific research in general, but the kick-off for thinking about technology itself is given – at least as far as I am concerned – in the course Introduction to Philosophy of Technology. Within this course the book “What ...
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