Delft University of Technology is a Dutch university based in the city of Delft. TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of their research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.
The increasing number of people on the planet and their drive to achieve ever-higher levels of prosperity raises some major questions for society. Technology is essential in answering these, as is the underlying scientific knowledge generated and disseminated by modern universities of technology. The modern university of technology is a source of new scientific understanding and technological breakthroughs. It also trains scientists and engineers, and provides them with a broad academic grounding. As such, it is a catalyst of innovation and economic growth.
With their advanced expertise and know-how, engineers are vital to our society and economy. It is them who develop the science-based technological solutions which enhance many people’s lives. As one of the world’s leading training grounds for these engineers, TU Delft views its role in society as supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy. They position themselves as an open academic community which, through its scientific personnel and graduates, is represented throughout the academic world and is rooted in their own regional and national, social and economic environment.