Eindhoven University of Technology

W100 Representative

Drs. W.J.H.M. (Maarten) van den Dungen
Head of Education Marketing

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community.

TU/e is a research-driven university of international standing, where excellent research and excellent education go hand in hand. The university focuses on a balanced approach towards education, research, and valorization of knowledge in the areas of engineering science and technology.

The university educates students and advances knowledge in science & technology for the benefit of humanity. It integrates education and research to enable its students and scientists to become thought leaders and to design and achieve the unimaginable. In close collaboration with its public and private partners, Eindhoven translates its basic research into meaningful solutions.

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International and

Eindhoven University of Technology knows that diversity is a strength. That is it creates a diverse, multicultural community on campus, with a growing number of international students and staff from countries around the world. Conversely, the university also encourages its students to do coursework or an internship abroad.

TU/e invests in knowledge exchange and partnerships with important international universities and institutes. It is also a member of a number of important networks, aimed at exchanging knowledge and best practices in research and education.

These connections also make it much easier for TU/e students to take courses or do an internship at one of these universities and institutes.

Eindhoven University of Technology’s partners includes National University of Singapore, KU Leuven, North Eastern University, Johannes Keppler Universitat, Zhejiang University, Technical University of Denmark, Jiao Tong University, amongst others.

Mission and Values

The mission of TU/e is to educate students and to advance knowledge in science and technology for the benefit of humanity. Through excellence in research and education, TU/e strives to make a positive impact on society and on sustainability on a global scale.

4 core values represent TU/e stand for:

  • Personal: We stand for our people. We take care of each other and believe in personal attention. Our small community embraces all and thrives on collaboration and regard for others
  • Open - We are an open and welcoming community. We believe in open science and doing our part in
    solving societal challenges.
  • Engaged - We stand for the future. We play our part in creating a sustainable world, leading by example. We engage with others, both inside and outside the Brainport region: we are a partner to rely on
  • Curious - We give room to talent and cherish scientific curiosity and creativity

Scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality


of scientific publications created in collaboration with industry


of TU/e's revenue is contract research funding from different sources (private and public)

Established in the 1950’s, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and resulted in the university being ranked number 1 by Times Higher Education Ranking for collaboration with industry.

The university publications have high citation scores, consortia it is part of have won prestigious grants and its researchers receive scientific accolades on a regular basis. This distinguishing excellence is based on TU/e’s three-pillar strategy: attracting talent, using a multidisciplinary approach and providing a stimulating research environment.

Societal challenges on Health, Energy and Smart Mobility are the driving force for TU/e research. The university’s research institutes, Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) and the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) combine the strengths of the university with industry needs and government strategy. TU/e researchers play an important role in new products and companies in the Brainport area and all over the world.

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University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Henriette-van-Oosterzee University of Amsterdam

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Henriëtte van Oosterzee
Director of Communications

Henriëtte van Oosterzee has been Director of Communications at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) since 2012. In this role, she holds final responsibility for the university’s overall communications and marketing strategy and heads a team of more than 50 communications professionals.

Henriëtte has more than 20 years of experience in communications, having originally started her career as a consultant and communications adviser before moving on to various managerial positions at large-scale organisations across the Netherlands. Over the course of her career, she has built a solid reputation as a passionate leader with extensive experience in traditional and digital communications, public relations, branding, and strategic policy-making.

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is an intellectual hub with over 30,000 students, 3,000 PhD researchers, 6,000 staff, and 100 different nationalities.

Since 1632

The University of Amsterdam’s open, tolerant and international academic tradition dates back to 1632 when its predecessor, the Athenaeum Illustre, was founded by two prominent academics. Since then, the UvA has grown into a world-class international research university.

Top 100 university

The UvA ranks among Europe’s 20 best universities and consistently scores in the top 100 of global rankings including the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking) and the CWTS Leiden Ranking.

Campus locations

The UvA is woven into the fabric of Amsterdam, from our historical landmark buildings in the city centre and to modern, state-of-the-art research facilities at Science Park. Research and teaching are clustered into four campuses across the city.

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Part of the living fabric of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a strong international orientation. This is reflected in the curricula of the various degree programmes, the University’s research activities and its organisational culture.

Over 100 nationalities are represented at the UvA. Their students and staff also work and study in a wide network of research partnerships and exchange opportunities.

The globalisation of the labour market is creating growing demand for highly trained staff with international and intercultural competences, and international academic or work experience.

A number of ranking systems compare the quality of research and education at universities around the world.

The UvA attaches the greatest value to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by the Center of World-Class Universities and the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. This ranking, mainly based on the various universities’ research achievements, is compiled on the basis of bibliometrics: the number of publications, citations and patents.

Other key rankings include the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which is published by the Times Higher Education (UK), and the QS World University Rankings.

Mission and vision

  • To educate tomorrow's leaders, conduct cutting-edge research, and translate our research results into applications that can benefit society
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Social Safety

One of Europe's 15 best universities


PhD researchers


Academic publications

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a leading international research institution that values, promotes, and rewards excellent research. The UvA enables researchers to perform groundbreaking research and combines a broad research palette with quality by investing selectively in research priority areas.

Benchmarking provides the main basis for the continuous improvement of research achievements. The UvA evaluates the achievements of individual researchers by means of international recognition, in the form of prestigious grants, awards and prizes and/or admission to major academies of arts and science. The UvA invests in fundamental research and the resulting innovations.

Nearly 3,000 researchers carry out experimental and theoretical research, and every UvA student has the chance to carry out research themselves.

Because the UvA has a limited research budget, the UvA’s research profile is based on focus and selectivity. A number of research priority areas have therefore been selected and excellent researchers appointed to the research domains in which the UvA aims to reinforce its international profile.

Interfaculty research priority areas have the aim of stimulating innovation at the UvA by bringing together various disciplines from across faculty boundaries. These research priority areas include:

  • Brain & Cognition
  • Centre for Urban Mental Health
  • European Studies
  • Global Digital Cultures
  • Global Health & Development
  • Human(e) AI
  • Information, Communication and the Data Society

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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Nyckle Swierstra - Deputy Director of Communications University of Groningen

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University of Groningen

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart.

The University of Groningen offers research-driven education in a wide range of disciplines. We generate and share knowledge, contributing to the innovative development of society and to “grand societal challenges”, while preparing students for a life and career in a globalized world.

Building on our traditional foundations, we highly value our cross-disciplinary and entrepreneurial character, producing work that contributes to international developments. We work in a context of academic excellence, autonomous thinking and integrity, and embrace diversity.

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A global outlook,
deeply rooted in Groningen

The University maintains long-term partnerships with international universities with similar high standards, participates in international networks, and incorporates international themes in its programmes.

Our strategic partners

  • Europe: Upsalla University (Sweden), Ghent University (Belgium), Göttingen University (Germany)
  • Indonesia: Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology
  • China: University of Beijing, Tsinghua University, Fudan University
  • Japan:  Osaka University
  • Latin America: National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM (Mexico), University of Sao Paolo, USP (Brasil)
  • USA: UCLA, University of Pennsylvania

Our strategic networks

  • The Coimbra Group
  • Asea Uninet
  • EUA

Mission and vision

  • To address fundamental and challenging questions in the fields of functional materials that are relevant to societal problems.
  • To facilitate the transfer of knowledge and overall synergy between physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • To train new generations of researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to research and to equip them with the diverse skills required by modern (and future) science.
  • To maintain and strengthen our position as an internationally recognized, leading materials research and training institute

Distinguished reputation for 400 years


Research publications


FTE academic staff

The University of Groningen focuses on three socially relevant research areas that form the core of its scientific profiling: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.

Top research within these three areas provide an indispensable basis for new insights and applications in these areas now and in the future, thereby contributing to a more sustainable society. In addition to the three areas, the University has many other excellent research groups and upholds fruitful collaborations with various partners ranging from business partners to public and government organizations, both inside and outside its own region

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The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

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