Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology has been providing technical education for 175 years. A modern university of science and technology, its eight faculties are at the forefront of technological developments contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of world society.
TU Delft’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities and research institutes. The university maintains close links with (inter)national industry, a strategic alliance that guarantees the relevance of its many academic programmes and ensures rich career prospects for its graduates. All programmes encourage creative and independent thinking with a focus on problem solving.
A fascination for science, design and engineering is the common denominator driving the 21,000 bachelor and master students and the 4,900 employees of TU Delft. Delft University of Technology is not only the oldest, but also the largest university of technology of the Netherlands: a university constantly seeking outstanding talent to keep the research and education of this unique institution top-ranked. Ranking 51-60 in the THE World Reputation ranking 2017, and 20th in the THE Engineering & Technology Rankings, TU Delft is the highest ranked Dutch university.
Society is TU Delft’s continuous incentive for research. Health, energy, environment and infrastructures & mobility are today's major social issues. That's why TU Delft pays extra attention to research in these four domains. Fundamental research is part of this, because TU Delft aims to find solutions for tomorrow’s problems as well as today’s.