Eindhoven University of Technology

Infobox University
name = Eindhoven University of Technology
latin_name =
native_name = Technische Universiteit Eindhoven


motto = "Mens Agitat Molem"
mottoeng = The mind moves matter
established = 1956
type = Public, technical
rector = Prof.dr. ir. C.J. van Duijn
city = Eindhoven
country = The Netherlands
students = 7100
faculty = 2200
membership = CESAER, Santander and CLUSTER
website = [http://www.tue.nl/ www.tue.nl]

The Eindhoven University of Technology (in Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven or TU/e, and formerly Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven or THE) is a university of technology located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The motto of the university is: "Mens agitat molem" (The mind moves matter).

It was founded as the "Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven" (THE) on June 15, 1956 by the Dutch government. It was the second institute of its kind in the Netherlands, preceded only by the Delft University of Technology. It is located on its own campus in the center of Eindhoven, just north of the central station. It is currently home to about 240 professors, 7200 students, 250 PDEng-students, 600 Ph.D. students, 200 post-doc students and 3000 regular employees. It also supports about 100 student associations and 15 alumni associations [ [http://w3.tue.nl/en/the_university/management/facts_and_figures/ TU/e: Facts and figures] URL accessed on July 3, 2006] .Yearly, the Eindhoven University of Technology produces almost 3000 scientific publications, 140 PhD-awards, and 40 patents.The Eindhoven University of Technology is main participant in the technological top institutes DPI and NIMR. One of the former students of the university is Gerard Kleisterlee, the current CEO of Philips.

The university is located in an area where several companies active in technology are doing their research, like Philips, ASML and DAF. The university maintains close contacts with most of these companies.As of April 29 2005, Prof.dr.ir. C.J. van Duijn has the position of rector magnificus.In 2006, the University celebrated its 50th birthday.

In a 2003 European Commission report [ [ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/indicators/docs/3rd_report_snaps10.pdf European Commission ranking of the 22 European universities with the highest scientific publication impact] (see [http://cordis.europa.eu/indicators/third_report.htm here] for the full report)] , TU/e was ranked as 3rd among European research universities (after Cambridge and Oxford, at equality with TU Munich), based on the impact of its scientific research. In 'The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Ranking 2005'. [ [http://www.gse.nus.edu.sg/document/Tech%20top%2010.pdf The world’s top 100 technology universities] URL accessed on July 3 2006] it was ranked 74th among world universities, and 67th in 2006; making it the country's top university.

The university operates several international cooperations with other universities all over the world, among which one is the Brain Bridge with Zhejiang University, PRC.

Departments

TU/e comprises nine departments:
* Biomedical Engineering
* Architecture, Building and Planning
* Electrical Engineering
* Industrial Design
* Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
* Technology Management
* Applied Physics
* Mechanical Engineering
* Mathematics and Computer Science

Distinguished alumni

* Kees Schouhamer Immink, scientist and president Turing Machines Inc.
* Gerard Kleisterlee, president Philips since 2001
* Camiel Eurlings, Dutch minister of Transportation and Water management since 2006
* Wiel Arets, architect

Distinguished faculty

* Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn
* Edsger Dijkstra
* Jack van Lint

References

External links

* [http://www.tue.nl TU/e]
* [http://w3.tue.nl/en/departments/ Departments at TU/e]
* [http://w3.tue.nl/nl/navigatie/portals/studentenverenigingen/ List of student societies (dutch)]
* [http://www.mastersportal.eu/students/browse/university/1/eindhoven-university-of-technology.html All Masters at TU/e]


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