Eindhoven University of Technology
Nestled in the heart of the Netherlands’ thriving high-tech industrial hub, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) has played a pivotal role in driving the country’s knowledge economy for over six decades.
Originally established in 1956 to cater to the skilled workforce needs of electronics giant Philips, TUE quickly gained recognition. Philips’ laboratories, renowned for groundbreaking innovations such as audio and video cassettes, CD players, and laserdisc technology, were supported by TUE’s supply of highly qualified graduates.
Within TUE, numerous research groups collaborate extensively with industry partners. Notable examples include the Intelligent Lighting Institute, the Data Science Center Eindhoven, the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, and the Materials Technology group.
TUE’s key research areas encompass automotive systems, broadband telecommunication technologies, information and communication systems, nano-engineering, plasmas, and polymers. Energy, health, and smart mobility have been identified as the university’s primary research focus.
The university’s prowess in robotics is evident through its ongoing success in the RoboCup, where TUE’s soccer robots have clinched the world title multiple times. In 2019, they secured their third championship after reaching the final for the ninth consecutive year.
TUE students have also garnered national attention for their innovative endeavors. In 2016, they created the world’s first “drone” café, featuring flying “waiter drones” serving alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, TUE excels in fields such as data science, high-tech systems, and photonic integration.
Located in the vibrant city of Eindhoven, TUE is a medium-sized university with approximately 5,000 undergraduate students, 3,200 master’s students, and 1,200 doctoral candidates. The university offers courses in both English and Dutch, along with Dutch language classes for international students at beginner levels.
Sport is a central component of campus life, with TUE offering access to 70 different sports through various student-run societies. From mountain climbing and taekwondo to wind surfing and snowboarding, students can engage in a diverse range of athletic activities.
The revamped TUE Library, situated in the MetaForum building at the heart of the campus, provides nearly 1,000 study seats, each equipped with wireless internet access.