Delft University of Technology
With its unique technology infrastructure, broad knowledge base, high international reputation and many successful alumni, TU Delft is doing much to find responsible solutions to the urgent societal issues facing today’s world. TU Delft addresses its mission by developing new, cutting-edge scientific insights which underpin the necessary technological breakthroughs. Our product is knowledge. We conduct multidisciplinary research and design projects at the very highest international level, with a particular focus on sustainability. TU Delft’s faculties and unique research facilities are key components of our success. TU Delft disseminates new knowledge by training highly qualified ‘knowledge workers’ and encouraging the application of knowledge in practice. Knowledge is strength! Our educational programmes attract students from all parts of the world. Further to our vision, we wish to develop a diverse talent pool and put that talent to use worldwide. Education and research are inextricably linked and form a strong basis for knowledge valorisation.
TU Delft finds cross-border cooperation very important to get the best results possible. We combine our knowledge across the different faculties and we cooperate 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.
TU Delft has eight faculties and a central support organisation, the University Corporate Office, in which departments such as Finance, HR and Communication are clustered. TU Delft has almost five thousand staff members. Its research and education enjoy an extremely high international reputation and the university frequently collaborates with other leading institutions at home and abroad.
TU Delft alumni are defined as graduates - whether they have a bachelors' or a masters' degree - and doctors of our university. TU Delft very much appreciates to stay in touch with her alumni.
Working at TU Delft
A fascination for science, design and engineering is the common denominator driving the 16,500 bachelor and master students and the 4,700 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.
Wind energy at TU Delft
The costs of wind energy are approaching those of electricity generated from fossil fuels: new wind-on-land initiatives cost around 6 eurocents per kWh, while the cleanest fossil fuel power generated from natural gas costs 5.5 eurocents per kWh including the costs of dealing with the CO2 emitted. Read more
It is possible for cars to drive directly on electricity using an electric engine. This technology has been in existence for many years but the electric car has yet to make a breakthrough in the market. Reasons often cited for this include: expensive technology, long charging times and the short distances that can be driven. Read more
How to use biomass sustainably
Biomass, such as plant waste, offers an enormous potential as a green alternative for fossil fuels for example for the aviation and shipping industry and freight transport. It also serves well as raw material for the chemical and materials industry. The biomass as such is, however, not always ready to use and it is only truly sustainable when it is not in competition with the production of food.
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology has embarked on a four-year project to develop ‘the ultra-eco-friendly plane’. The faculty is currently hard at work recruiting a special research team to develop these technologies for this innovative ‘green’ aircraft in a project called CleanEra. Read more
Clouds, the X-factor in climate research
Clouds are the great unknown in climate model, but play an important role. What effect do they have exactly? TU Delft is developing new techniques for mapping the process of cloud formation. Read more