Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft, also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university, located in Delft, Netherlands. With eight faculties and numerous research institutes it hosts over 16,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), more than 2,600 scientists (including more than 200 professors), over 2,000 doctoral students, and more than 2,000 people in the support and management staff. The university was established on January 8, 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy.
TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.
With its unique technological infrastructure, broad knowledge base, worldwide reputation and successful alumni, TU Delft is contributing significantly to the development of responsible solutions to urgent societal problems in the Netherlands and the rest of the world. TU Delft intends to fulfill its mission by developing new, ground-breaking insights that will pave the way for the urgently needed technological breakthroughs (knowledge as a product). A key part of this vision is to realize world-level multidisciplinary research and design with a view to sustainability. The faculties and unique large-scale technological research facilities at TU Delft will play a key role in realizing this vision. TU Delft disseminates its knowledge by training highly qualified knowledge workers and by stimulating the application of research results (knowledge as capital). Its programs are internationally attractive. One of the driving aims behind the vision is to attract and utilize a variegated pool of talent. Education and research, both important prerequisites for knowledge valorization, are interwoven and harmonized.