Our security, health and wellbeing on this planet are increasingly interwoven with an intricate fabric of digital and technological innovations. Sustaining and advancing this fabric calls for pioneering researchers. Men and women who combine leading-edge knowledge with strong personal skills, such as empathy, broad-mindedness and a readiness to tackle global challenges in international teams. Professionals eager and able to turn bits and bytes into solutions for society. At the University of Twente’s faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), we are already cultivating this new calibre of socially engaged technology builders.
We believe technology and people have a leading role to play in providing solutions for these complex societal challenges worldwide. Central to our vision is our High Tech Human Touch philosophy, in which we fuse natural science, data-science, biology and engineering with social and behavioural science while maintaining a relentless focus on societal impact. With this unique cross-disciplinary approach and excellence in scientific disciplines, our scientists, teachers and students work every day on these global challenges:
Diversity and inclusion lead to more innovation, greater opportunities for all, better access to talent, and imporved performance.
The University of Twente embraces and encourages diversity in many forms. UT strives to create an inclusive community that fosters an open and supportive research, education, valorization and working environment. We are working to improve diversity, inclusion and equity within our community. A balanced representation of women in senior academic positions at UT is key to gender diversity and inclusion. Our ultimate goal is to make UT a diverse and inclusive organization, where quality is paramount.
We have instituted the prestigious Hypatia Chairs to underscore the importance of diversity and inclusion. The Hypatia Chairs have been introduced to increase the number of female talent in academic top positions.