|Technische Hogeschool Twente|
Motto in English
|High Tech, Human Touch|
|Budget||€ 365 M |
|Students||12,544 (2020) |
UT Black and
|Affiliations||4TU, CESAER, ECIU, EUA|
The University of Twente (Dutch: Universiteit Twente; Dutch pronunciation: [ynivɛrsiˈtɛit ˈtʋɛntə], abbr. UT) is a public technical university located in Enschede, Netherlands. The university has been placed in the top 170 universities in the world by multiple central ranking tables. In addition, the UT was ranked the best technical university in The Netherlands by Keuzegids Universiteiten, the most significant national university ranking. The UT collaborates with Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the Wageningen University and Research Centre under the umbrella of 4TU and is also a partner in the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).
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The university was founded in 1961 as Technische Hogeschool Twente (THT). After Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology, it became the third polytechnic institute in the Netherlands to become a university. The institution was later renamed to Universiteit Twente (University of Twente) in 1986, as the result of the changes in the Dutch Academic Education Act in 1984.
The Dutch government's decision to locate the country's third technical university in Enschede, the main city of Twente, had much to do with the north-eastern province's rich manufacturing industry (textiles, metal, electrical engineering, chemicals). Another important consideration was the fact that the local economy needed a boost to compensate for the dwindling textile industry. The municipality of Enschede made the Drienerlo estate available for the first campus University of the Netherlands.  
The University of Twente was built on the former country estate of Drienerlo, situated between Hengelo and Enschede. The 140-hectare estate consists of woodland, meadows and water. Architects Van Tijen and Van Embden designed the first — and so far only — Dutch campus university along American lines where students and staff live, work and pursue their leisure activities on campus. 
The Student Union, which is run entirely by students, manages several premises, including the student social centre (De Pakkerij) and study centre (Wallstreet) in Enschede and The Water sports complex on the Twentekanaal. 
According to the Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Twente is considered one of the 200 most prestigious universities globally.  The university performed particularly strongly in the Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 2021 ranking. Here, the university was ranked eleventh in the world rankings.  At the same time, psychology and social sciences also performed well, receiving 101–125 in the world rankings. 
|Global – Overall|
|ARWU World ||401-500 (2023)|
|CWUR World ||425 (2023)|
|CWTS World ||489 (2023)|
|QS World ||210 (2024)|
|THE World ||184 (2024)|
|USNWR Global ||400 (2023)|
In the Shanghai Ranking 2021, the University of Twente's Geoinformation and Earth Observation Sciences were awarded. In the field of remote sensing, the university landed among the top ten universities in the world.  The commitment in this area will be further expanded in the coming years. 
The current rector magnificus of the university is professor Tom Veldkamp. The other two members of the executive board are Vinod Subramaniam (president of the executive board) and Machteld Roos (vice-president) 
There are five faculties at the University of Twente; each faculty is in turn organized into several departments:
Next to the programmes administered by the faculties mentioned above, University College Twente offers the broad honours BSc programme in Technology and Liberal Arts and Sciences, or ATLAS for short, and the Twente Graduate School offers post graduate education (PhD and PDEng).  Since 2019, this study is part of the faculty ITC.
BMS (Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences)
ET (Engineering Technology)
EEMCS (Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science) (a.k.a. EWI)
ST (Science and Technology) (a.k.a. TNW)
So far, the UT has produced over 1,000 spin-off companies and start-up companies; more than any other Dutch university.  UT is also one of the founders of Novel-T, formerly Stichting Kennispark Twente, a startup accelerator and support program for university spin-offs.