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Delft University of Technology

Overview

Delft University of Technology (known also as TU Delft) is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, Netherlands. Established on 8 January 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy, with the main purpose of training civil servants for the Dutch East Indies, the school rapidly expanded its research and education curriculum, becoming first a Polytechnic School in 1864, Institute of Technology in 1905, gaining full university rights, and finally changing its name to Delft University of Technology in 1986.


TU Delft is considered to be among the world's most prestigious universities of Engineering and Technology, in general, and in Europe in particular, currently being positioned on 6th place, immediately after the top Engineering Universities of UK and Switzerland according to both Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings.


Among TU Delft alumni are many notable mathematicians, political figures, two Nobel prize winner: Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Ben van Beurden current CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, Frits Philips, fourth Chairman of the board of directors of Philips and Gerard Philips, co-founder of Philips, Prince Bernhard, prince of the Netherlands and many others.


  • Year established
    1842
  • Location
    South Holland
  • Registered students
    20000

Academic specialism

TU Delft comprises eight faculties. These are: Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU Delft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Industrial Design Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Technology, Policy and Management and Applied Sciences.


TU Delft has strong research profile with the main focus on engineering and applied sciences. Therefore, university scores highly in any engineering school ranking.


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Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands
2600 AA
Netherlands
Netherlands
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+31 (0)15 27 89111
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Location

Delft is a compact, historic town between Rotterdam and The Hague in the province of Zuid-Holland. It forms part of the Randstad, the urban agglomeration in the west of the Netherlands and is the nation’s main educational and research centre. Today, Delft ranks as a high-tech location due to the abundance of technology-based institutions and organisations close to and often involved with the university.


Delft has a reputation for being a friendly city; bars and terraces along the canals and on the city squares, quirky shops, affordable restaurants and great cinemas. It is easy to find your way around as everything is close together. Delft is bursting with activity from spring right through to autumn, including music festivals and street theatre.