University of Twente

The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university that focuses on technological developments in a social context. This focus is reflected in 22 bachelor's and 31 master's programs in the fields of engineering, social and behavioural sciences. 

Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings ranks it among the top 200 universities in the world. The University of Twente is part of the 3TU.Federation and works cooperatively with Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology. In particular, UT is part of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (3TU.Ethics), which is one of the six Centres of Excellence of the

3TU.Federation. This brings together the expertise of the philosophy departments of the three

technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente) in the field of ethics of science,

technology and engineering, and builds upon the excellent international reputation of the three

participating universities in this field.

The Department of Philosophy at the UT has concentrated its research efforts exclusively in philosophy of technology since 1996 and has become internationally recognized as one of the leading centres for philosophical analysis of technology and its role in contemporary society. The department’s research was evaluated to be excellent/very good (score: 19 out of 20) in a 2006 research evaluation by an international review committee appointed by QANU (Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities). In addition to the aforementioned affiliation with 3TU.Ethics, the department also occupies an important role in the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), one of the largest academic ICT research institutes in Europe with approximately 500 active researchers.

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