University of Twente

The University of Twente was founded in 1961 in Enschede, The Netherlands. The University of Twente is a throughly modern campus devoted to a multi-disciplinary approach to education with a strong bias toward applying technological advances beneficial to mankind. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Technical and Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences. Twente is noted for its advanced research institutes, including but not limited to the Institutes of Nanotechnology, Biomedical Technological Institute, Centre for Telematics and Informationtechnology and numerous centers for encouraging international students' attendance. The university forms various partnerships with the private sector for students to gain practical experience while attending classes. The student body is approximately 7,000 students.

Address
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
E-mail
info@utwente.nl
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Scientists develop 'artificial female moth'

Nikolay Dimov of the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente has developed a new device for investigating the behaviour of insects. The device was inspired by the female moth, which attracts males using chemicals ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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New study of global freshwater scarcity

A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year.

dateMar 01, 2012 in Environment
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What happens when a stone impacts on water

Researchers at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the University of Seville in Spain have explained the formation and behaviour of the very fast water ...

dateJan 29, 2009 in General Physics
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Synthetic cricket pricks up its 'ears'

The tiny hairs on the abdomen of a cricket have inspired researchers at the University of Twente, to make a new type of sensor which is ultra sensitive to air flows. These synthetic cricket hairs can now also be tuned very ...

dateDec 06, 2011 in General Physics
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Gauging the risk of fraud from social media

Are there indicators of whether people present an increased risk of fraudulent behaviour? This is a question that fascinates Dr Maurice van Keulen, a researcher at the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Abrupt escape from flatness

At first glance, it seems as if billions of lead atoms have mysteriously disappeared. When exposed to heat, a layer of lead coated onto a nickel surface becomes almost invisible from one moment to the next. In reality, the ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Measuring the most complex system ever built

"Few people realize how dependent we have become in such a short time on the most complex technical system ever built by man, the internet. Without it there would be no more cashpoints, no water from the tap and no more food ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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