History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Delft University of Technology, popularly known as TU Delft, is the oldest and largest technical university located in the Netherlands. In 1842, it was established as a Royal Academy to facilitate the education of civil engineers. Eventually in 1864, it rapidly expanded its education curriculum and became a polytechnic school. It was in 2005 that it gained full university rights. In 2019, the university was ranked as one of the top 20 best universities for engineering and technology internationally and received the highest rank in the Netherlands. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, DU Delft University occupies an overall position of #57.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university campus spreads over an area of around 161 hectares. The university campus is larger than Delft's city center and is considered one amongst the largest university campuses worldwide. The campus is known for its scenic and infrastructural availability like its green spaces along with an extensive network for cycle tracks and walking trails. The campus also serves food for students and visitors. There are Restaurants, parks, botany gardens, simulators, propulsion and dynamics labs. It also produces and hosts several technological programs, competitions, media programs, Arenas, tours, marathons and lot more. The students are given full educational benefits for their next level knowledge.
TU Delft offers a wide variety of courses through its three degrees - Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate. In total, it offers 16 Bachelor's and 33 Master's programs. The BSc and MSc programs are all accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization), and TU Delft also passed its institutional audit on quality assurance.
Accomplishments and Alumni
TU Delft is the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands which has made its mark according to industry standards over the past few years. The University ranks among the top 20 universities in the Europe, and the top 3 in the Netherlands. It is associated with prestigious groups NVAO accreditation. Further, the University has over 7,000+ research publications so far. It also has an extensive list of distinguished alumni members like Nobel prize winners Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff and Simon van der Meer along with Dutch industrialist Gerard Leonard Frederik Philips.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Currently, the university caters to the demands of over 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, more than 3,300 scientists, through its faculty of more than 2,200 support and management staff. Ever since its establishment, TU Delft has been encouraging student diversity at its campus by promoting active enrollments of international students every year. The faculty ensures the development of transferable skills among students required as per the industry standards. Some of the leading recruiters at the university are - Google, Siemens and Apple.