Delft

City of Delft

Delft is a medium sized city in the Netherlands with approximately 100,000 inhabitants. It lies in the centre of the Randstad region, the economic heart of the Netherlands.

TU-Library-Delft

Delft, a 16th century city, is primarily known for its typically Dutch old city centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange and of course Delft University of Technology. The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is of great importance to the city. Not only is it the biggest employer, it owns and occupies large premises (land and buildings) and its students and staff give identity to the city. The TU Delft creates new jobs through technology transfer and spin-offs, and runs the advanced incubator Yes!Delft.
Delft plays a leading role in various technological sectors and is one of the world’s best when it comes to ICT, Industrial Biotechnology and Water and Delta Technology.

The wide range of high-quality educational programmes on offer in Delft ensures a steady increase in the number of professionals and scientists. Close cooperation between research institutes and the business community means that Delft is an attractive city for innovative organisations to establish. Delft provides the perfect environment for top-class achievements.

Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest university in Delft. In 1842, King Willem II founded the ‘Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade’. Over the years the Royal Academy evolved into the Institute of Technology and finally it transformed into Delft University of Technology in 1986.

Currently, the university has about 17,000 students, and an academic staff of more than 2,500. TU Delft has 8 faculties, and a number of interdisciplinary schools, research schools and institutes. TU Delft wishes to remain a technology university with a leading global reputation. To do this, the aim is to maintain a full range of high-quality disciplines, courses and unique facilities in the engineering sciences. TU Delft wants to be a breeding ground for cutting-edge technological scientific developments to meet the great societal challenges of our age.

Delft University of Technology positions itself a broad technological research and education institute, with four priority domains (“Delft Research Initiatives”): Health, Energy, Environment and Infrastructures & Mobility. TU Delft views its role in society as “supplying technological solutions that take us significantly further along the road towards sustainability and a flourishing economy”.

City of Delft

Department of Urban and Economic Development
PO Box 78
2600 ME Delft
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 15 260 2513

Contactperson:
Patrick van Geel
Senior Advisor European Affairs

E-mail:
pvgeel@delft.nl

Website (City):
www.delft.nl

Delft University of Technology

Corporate Policy Affairs – Strategic Development
PO Box 5
2600 AA Delft
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 15 27 89 939

Contactperson:
Marieke Wolthuis
Policy Advisor

E-mail:
M.S.Wolthuis@tudelft.nl

Website (University):
www.tudelft.nl