Julma Braat

HR Policy Advisor Recruitment


“Equal career opportunities matter to TU/e”

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, the spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.


TU/e offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.

TU/e combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.

Our campus is in the center of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.

Meaningful minds

Driven to use science and technology to provide society with solutions for challenges of today and tomorrow, you are eager to learn and explore: in research, education, creating impact and teaming up with new partners. PhD students are valued members of TU/e’s staff. TU/e Graduate School offers you an extensive range of PhD and PDEng programs across all departments.
Please follow this link to view all PhD vacancies at TU/e .


PhD programs and possibilities

If you have obtained a Master degree, you can decide to do a PhD. You will become more deeply involved in research and are at the beginning of a scientific career. TU/e Graduate School offers you an extensive range of PhD programs across all departments:

  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Chemical Engineering & Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Academic perspectives

Over the course of our four-year PhD program, you will develop into an independent researcher, write scientific publications and present your research results at conferences, and you are involved in teaching our students. Under the supervision of a professor you will do cutting-edge research within the field of your choice. You will collaborate with other departments, research groups, industrial partners and research institutions, depending on your research subject. After successfully defending your dissertation, you will receive the doctoral title Dr. or PhD. Obtaining your PhD degree will give you an excellent opening for a scientific position at a university or a job in industry. Please find more information on our website.


Professional development

We will invest in your personal growth and your social and communication skills. To support PhD candidates in their scientific and personal growth, TU/e offers dedicated training programs. The PROOF program helps you to get started in developing your research, communication and teaching skills. The program also offers tools to support your general wellbeing to thrive during the demanding process of completing a PhD, and to ensure a successful career start. Please find more information on professional development.

Support for internationals

TU/e is an international university, where one third of the academic staff comes from outside the Netherlands. Our international back office will help you with your transfer to Eindhoven. They can assist you with housing, residence and work permits, and other practical matters. Please find more information on support for internationals.

More information?

Take a look at our website if you want more information about vacancies, career opportunities or working and living in the smartest region of the Netherlands.

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