Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for over 175 years. The university is the oldest and the largest university of technology of the Netherlands: a university constantly seeking outstanding talent to keep the research and education of this unique institution top-ranked.
TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.
The highest governing board at TU Delft is the Executive Board, which is responsible for governing and managing the university. It consists of three members. These members are appointed by the Supervisory Board which, before doing this, first confidentially consults both the Works Council and the Student Council (at institute level).
Delft University of Technology's 8 faculties offer 14 bachelor programmes and more than 30 master programmes. A fascination for science, design and engineering is the common denominator driving the 20,000 bachelor and master students and the 5,600 employees of TU Delft.