Delft University of Technology Delft University of Technology
: Technische Universiteit Delft
), also known as TU Delft
, is the oldest and largest Dutch publictechnical university
. Located in Delft
, it is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the Netherlands, and as of 2020 it is ranked by QS World University Rankings
among the top 15 engineering and technology universities in the world.
Delft University of Technology
The university was established on 8 January 1842 by William II of the Netherlands
as a Royal Academy, with the primary purpose of training civil servants
for work in the Dutch East Indies
. The school expanded its research and education curriculum over time, becoming a polytechnic school in 1864 and an institute of technology (making it a full-fledged university) in 1905. It changed its name to Delft University of Technology in 1986.
Royal Academy (1842–1864)
Delft University of Technology was founded on 8 January 1842 by William II of the Netherlands
as Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade
One of the purposes of the academy was to educate civil servants
for the colonies of the Dutch East India Company
. The first director of the academy was Antoine Lipkens, constructor of the first Dutch optical telegraph
, called simply as Lipkens. Royal Academy had its first building located at Oude Delft 95 in Delft. On 23 May 1863 an Act was passed imposing regulations on technical education in the Netherlands, bringing it under the rules of secondary education
Polytechnic School (1864–1905)
On 20 June 1864, Royal Academy in Delft was disbanded by a Royal Decree, giving a way to a Polytechnic School of Delft
(Politechnische School te Delft
). The newly formed school educated engineers
of various fields and architects, so much needed during the rapid industrialization period
in the 19th century.
Institute of Technology (1905–1986)
Yet another Act, passed on 22 May 1905, changed the name of the school to Technical College (Institute) of Delft
(Technische Hoogeschool Delft
, from 1934 Technische Hogeschool Delft
), emphasizing the academic quality of the education. Polytechnic was granted university rights and was allowed to award academic degrees. The number of students reached 450 around that time. The official opening of the new school was attended by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
on 10 July 1905. First dean
of the newly established College was ir.
J. Kraus, hydraulic engineer
. In 1905, the first doctoral degree was awarded.
From 1924 until the construction of the new campus in 1966 the ceremonies were held in the Saint Hippolytus Chapel
were granted to the College on 7 June 1956. Most of the university buildings during that time were located within Delft city centre, with some of the buildings set on the side of the river Schie
, in the Wippolder district.
Student organizations grew together with the university. The first to be established on 22 March 1848 is the Delftsch Studenten Corps
housed in the distinctive Sociëteit Phoenix
on the Phoenixstraat. This was followed by the Delftsche Studenten Bond
(est. 30 October 1897) and the KSV Sanctus Virgilius
(est. 2 March 1898). In 1917 Proof Garden for Technical Plantation
: Cultuurtuin voor Technische Gewassen
) was established by Gerrit van Iterson
, which today is known as Botanical Garden of TU Delft. In that period a first female professor, Toos Korvezee, was appointed.
Delft University of Technology (1986–present)
After the end of World War II, TU Delft increased its rapid academic expansion. Studium Generale
was established at all universities in the Netherlands, including TU Delft, to promote a free and accessible knowledge related to culture, technology, society and science. Because of the increasing number of students, in 1974 the first Reception Week for First Year Students
(Ontvangst Week voor Eerstejaars Studenten
, OWEE) was established, which became a TU Delft tradition since then.
On 1 September 1986, the Delft Institute of Technology officially changed its name to Delft University of Technology, underlining the quality of the education and research provided by the institution. In the course of further expansion, in 1987 Delft Top Tech
institute was established, which provided a professional master education in management for people working in the technology-related companies. On 1 September 1997, the 13 faculties of the TU Delft were merged into 9, to improve the management efficiency of the growing university. In the early 1990s, because the vast majority of the students of the university were male, an initiative to increase the number of female students resulted in founding a separate emancipation
commission. As a result, Girls Study Technology
(Meiden studeren techniek
) days were established. In later years the responsibilities of the commission were distributed over multiple institutes.
Since 2006 all buildings of the university are located outside of the historical city center of Delft. The relatively new building of Material Sciences
department was sold, later demolished in 2007 to give place for a newly built building of the Haagse Hogeschool
. Closer cooperation between TU Delft and Dutch universities of applied sciences resulted in physical transition of some of the institutes from outside to Delft. In September 2009 many institutes of applied sciences
from the Hague
region as well as Institute of Applied Sciences in Rijswijk, transferred to Delft, close to the location of the university, at the square between Rotterdamseweg and Leeghwaterstraat.
On 13 May 2008, the building of the Faculty of Architecture
was destroyed by fire, presumably caused by a short circuit in a coffee machine due to a ruptured water pipe. Luckily, the architecture library, containing several thousands of books and maps, as well as many architecture models, including chairs by Gerrit Rietveld
and Le Corbusier
, were saved. The Faculty of Architecture is currently housed in the university's former main building.
Through the course of the years the logo
of the TU Delft changed a number of times, along with its official name. The current logo is based on the three university colors cyan, black and white.
The letter "T" bears a stylized flame on top, referring to the flame that Prometheus
brought from Mount Olympus
to the people, against the will of Zeus
. Because of this, Prometheus is sometimes considered as the first engineer, and is an important symbol for the university. His statue stood in the center of the newly renovated TU Delft campus, Mekelpark, until it was stolen in 2012.
Initially, all of the university buildings were located in the historic city centre of Delft. This changed in the second half of the 20th century with relocations to a separate university neighbourhood. The last university building in the historic centre of Delft was the university library, which was relocated to a new building in 1997. On the 12 September 2006 the design of the new university neighbourhood, Mekelpark, was officially approved,
giving a green light to the transformation of the area around the Mekelweg (the main road on the university terrain) into a new campus heart. The new park replaced the main access road and redirected car traffic around the campus, making the newly created park a safer place for bicycles and pedestrians.
Entrance to the Mekelpark, with the statue of Prometheus
, university's symbol.
New university neighborhood called Mekelpark (its name commemorating TH Delft professor and WW II resistance fighter, Jan Mekel, who was executed by the Nazis on 2 May 1942 in Sachsenhausen
) was opened on 5 July 2009. Mekelpark replaced old parking structures, bike lanes and gas station
, constructed between faculty buildings of the university in the late 1950s. Its 832-meter-long promenade eased the commute between faculty buildings. Both sides of the promenade are covered by stone benches, 1547 meters long in total.
Some of the university buildings around the Mekelpark deserve certain attention.
TU Delft Aula
was designed by Van den Broek en Bakema architecture bureau founded by two TU Delft alumni Jo van den Broek
and Jaap Bakema
. It was officially opened on 6 January 1966 by Dutch Prime Minister Jo Cals
. It is a classical example of a structure built in Brutalist
style. TU Delft Aula, which symbolically opens the Mekelpark, houses main university restaurant and store, as well as lecture halls
, congress center, and administrative offices of the university. All doctoral promotion
, honoris causa
ceremonies, as well as academic senate
meetings take place in the Aula.
TU Delft Library
The TU Delft Library, constructed in 1997, was designed by Delft-based Mecanoo
architecture bureau. It is located behind university aula
. The roof of the library is covered with grass, which serves as a natural insulation. The structure lifts from the ground on one side allowing to walk to the top of the building. The library is topped by the steel cone, giving its unique shape. All the walls are completely filled with glass. The library won the Dutch National Steel Prize
in 1998 in the buildings of steel and hybrid constructions
category. The library is also host of the 4TU.Centre for Research Data, the archive for research data in the technical sciences in the Netherlands.
Cultural and Sports Center
The TU Delft Sports and Culture Center, recently renamed The X, is located at Mekelweg 10, at the edge of the Mekelpark. It was designed by architect Vera Yanovshtchinsky and opened to TU Delft students and staff in 1995. Since then it has undergone expansions and renovations.
TU Delft Musea
Three musea are associated with the university: Science Centre Delft,
Mineralogy-geology museum and Beijerinck
Science Centre Delft was opened in September 2010 and is located at Mijnbouwstraat 120 in Delft. Science Center Delft is a successor of Technical Exhibition Center.
Technical Exhibition Center was established by a group of TU Delft professors with the aim of presenting the recent advances in technology to a wider audience. Parts of the collection were shown outside of Delft: in the Netherlands and abroad, including Israel
and Czech Republic
. The collection was permanently hosted in the building of former department of geodesy
. The historical collections of Technical Exhibition Center were moved Delft Museum of Technology, located at Ezelsveldlaan, in the buildings of the former department of naval architecture
(Werktuig- en Scheepsbouwkunde
), next to the city center of Delft. As Delft city council together with TU Delft decided to move the collection close to the university campus (currently the building of the former museum are transformed into lofts
), Science Centre Delft shows visitors current TU Delft research projects are available, including Eco Runner
archive hosts a collection of documents, exhibits and memorabilia of two scientists historically connected with the university.
Mineralogy-geology museum is a part of TU Delft Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and contains around 200,000 geological
items divided into numerous sub-collections. The oldest items date back to 1842 when the TU Delft (then Delft Royal Academy
) was established.
TU Delft botanical garden
dates back to 1917, where Proof Garden for Technical Plantation
: Cultuurtuin voor Technische Gewassen
) was established by Gerrit van Iterson Jr., TU Delft graduate and assistant to Martinus Beijerinck
Gerrit van Iterson Jr. was the first director of the garden until 1948. Creation of botanical gardens at TU Delft was partially a result of the increasing needs of systematized development of tropical agriculture
in then Dutch colony of Dutch East Indies
Over 7000 different species of plants, including tropical
, and ornamental plants
cover the area of almost 2.5 ha.
Furthermore, more than 2000 unique species are preserved in university's greenhouses
. All facilities of TU Delft botanical garden are open to the public.
TU Delft comprises eight faculties.
These are (official Dutch name and faculty abbreviation are given in brackets):
- Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) (Werktuigbouwkunde, Maritieme Techniek & Technische Materiaalwetenschappen (3mE)),
- Architecture and the Built Environment (Bouwkunde (BK)),
- Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) (Civiele Techniek en Geowetenschappen (CiTG)),
- Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) (Elektrotechniek, Wiskunde en Informatica (EWI)),
- Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) (Industrieel Ontwerpen (IO)),
- Aerospace Engineering (AE) (Luchtvaart- en Ruimtevaarttechniek (LR)),
- Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) (Techniek, Bestuur en Management (TBM)),
- Applied Sciences (AS) (Technische Natuurwetenschappen (TNW)).
Since 2004, the TU Delft education system is divided into three tiers: the Bachelor's degree
, Master's degree
, and Doctorate
. The academic year is divided into two semesters: the first semester from September until January and the second semester from the end of January until July. Most of the lectures are available through OpenCourseWare
As of 2016 TU Delft offers 16 BSc
TU Delft students obtain their degree after a three-year study. The test project finalizes the BSc studies. All BSc programmes are taught in Dutch, except for Aerospace Engineering
, Applied Earth Sciences programmes, Nanobiology, and Computer Science, which are taught entirely in English, and Electrical Engineering which is taught in a mixture of both.
TU Delft offers around 40 MSc
The MSc studies take two years to complete.
TU Delft uses the European Credit Transfer System
, where each year MSc students are required to obtain 60 ECTS points. An honours track exists for motivated MSc students, who obtained a mark of 7.5 or higher (in Dutch grading scale
) and did not fail any courses. This track, associated with 30 ECTS points, is taken alongside the regular MSc programme and must be related to student's regular degree courses or the role of technology in society
. The honours track must be completed within the time allowed for the MSc programme.
Typical photo following a doctoral defense
at Delft University of Technology. The promovendus
(center) is accompanied by two paranymphs
. The pedel
is on the left, holding the staff
. The red tube holds the doctoral diploma. The promovendus
, as well as the paranymphs must wear white ties, while all professors in the defense committee wear togas
at TU Delft are divided into two phases. The first phase, lasting one year, serves as a trial period during which the doctoral candidate must prove capability for performing research on a doctoral level. The candidate must pass the evaluation performed at the end of the year by his/her promoter in order to continue doing research the following three years. The research the candidate performs must be finalized by submitting a doctoral thesis
. The thesis is evaluated by a doctoral committee composed of TU Delft professors and external opponents. Once the thesis has been revised and comments have been taken into account, the candidate gives a formal doctoral defense.
In contrast to US graduate school, other duties such as following lectures and giving TAs form only a small portion of the programme.
The doctoral defense
is of ceremonial nature and is held in the senate room. It lasts exactly one hour, during which the doctoral candidate must answer all questions from the committee. Sometimes the candidate is accompanied by one or two paranymphs
, who theoretically might help defend a question asked by a committee member. The defense is ended by the pedel
, who enters the room and says in Latin Hora est
(It is time
), stamping the university staff
on the floor. The committee then moves to a separate room to decide whether to grant the candidate a doctorate or not. Then the committee returns to the room where the defense was held, and if the doctorate is granted the promoter presents the laudation
praising the new doctor
. The entire ceremony is chaired by the rector
or a representative.
Other degree programmes
TU Delft has three officially recognized research institutes
: Research Institute for the Built Environment, International Research Centre for Telecommunications-transmission and Radar,
and Reactor Institute Delft
In addition to those three institutes, TU Delft hosts numerous smaller research institutes, including the Delft Institute of Microelectronics and Submicron Technology, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience
Materials innovation institute,
Astrodynamics and Space Missions,
Delft University Wind Energy Research Institute,
TU Delft Safety and Security Institute,
and the Delft Space Institute,
Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics is also an important research institute which connects all engineering departments with respect to research and academia. A complete list of research schools is available on TU Delft website.
Important part of Dutch university system
are research schools. They combine education, training and research for PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers
in a given field. The main goal of the research schools is to coordinate nationwide research programs in a given area. Research schools of TU Delft cooperate with other universities in the Netherlands. Research schools are required to have an accreditation
of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
. TU Delft is taking the lead in ten research schools, and participates in nine. The full list of research schools affiliated with TU Delft is available on TU Delft website,
see for example TRAIL Research School
During an academic year
the TU Delft publishes a weekly magazine: Delta
which aims at the student and employee community of the university. The newspaper is predominantly in Dutch, with the last few pages published in English. TU Delta
is distributed freely in paper form over the campus and is also available for free on the Internet. Articles focus mainly on current university affairs and student life. The weekly agenda including PhD promotions, inaugural lectures, etc. is also published therein.
Also, approximately four times a year, the TU Delft publishes a magazine devoted only to research conducted by the university, called Delft Outlook
. Delft Outlook
is published in English, while the same content is published in Dutch in Delft Integraal
magazine. Both magazines present interviews with TU Delft researchers, university officials. Columns
by some university professors are published therein, as well as alumni letters and excerpts from recently published PhD theses.
TU Delft is governed by the executive board
(College van Bestuur
controlled and advised by student council
, workers council
, board of professors, board of doctorates, assistant staff office, committee for the application of the allocation model, operational committee, advisory council for quality and accreditation, deans
of each TU Delft faculty
, and directors of TU Delft research centers
, research schools and research institutes
Executive board is chaired academically by the Rector Magnificus
. The currently appointed Rector Magnificus, Tim van der Hagen, has held the position since 2018.
He replaced Prof. Ir. Karel Ch.A.M. Luyben
who was rector for the period 2010 to 2018. Previous Rectors of TU Delft include Prof. K.F. Wakker (1993–1997 and 1998–2002), Prof. J. Blauwendraad (1997–1998) and Prof. J.T. Fokkema (2002–2010). Executive board is accountable to the Supervisory Board
, appointed by the Minister of Education, Culture and Science
. One of the many tasks of executive board is the approval of management regulations.
Board of professors advises in the matter of academic quality, deciding on the selection of guest lecturers, research fellows
as well as revising proposals submitted for royal honors for professors. Board of doctorates appoints supervisors for PhD
students, forms promotion committees, determines promotional code, and confers PhD and doctorate Honoris Causa
degrees. Committee for the application of the allocation model reports to the executive board regarding allocation model. Further, it controls output data supplied to the executive board. Operational committee is composed of members of the executive board and the s
. The committee collaborates on the issues of general importance, related in part to the specific interests of the faculties, and strengthens the unity of the university overall.
Student life at TU Delft is organized around numerous student societies
. They can be generally categorized into professional societies
, social societies and sport societies. More than half of TU Delft students belong to an officially recognized society
There are two student parties at TU Delft: ORAS
(Organisatie Rationele Studenten
) and Lijst Bèta (successor of AAG).
AAG (Afdeling Actie Groepen) started as an action group of students in the 1960s, willing to have more impact on the quality of education at then Polytechnic Institute Delft. ORAS became active in the early 1970s as a counterbalance to AAG. After already taking a break from the yearly elections in 2008, AAG did not participate anymore in the elections of 2010 due to disappointing results.
In 2011, a new party was established, Lijst Bèta, that got 2 out of the 10 seats in the student counsil.
Since then, Lijst Bèta and ORAS compete each year for seats in TU Delft's Students Council (Studenten Raad
). Further, all student organizations of TU Delft are associated with The Council of Student Societies Delft VeRa (De VerenigingsRaad
) and The Society for Study and Student Matters Delft VSSD (Vereniging voor Studie- en Studentenbelangen Delft
Apart from bachelor
student organizations, PhD
students of TU Delft have their own organization called Promood (PhD Students Discussion Group Delft) (Promovendi Overleg Delft
), which represents TU Delft PhD students at the university. It is also a member of Dutch PhD Students Network (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland
Apart from professional student societies, students organize themselves only for the purpose of enriching their social life. Many of the societies have sectarian roots, like a CatholicWolbodo Student Society
, Katholieke Studentenvereniging Sanctus Virgilius Delft
, that during the course of the years lost the religious affiliations and accepts students from any denomination. Besides societies which have their roots in religion, there are also general (with no religious bonds) societies. One of these is Sint Jansbrug
. These societies accept anyone who studies at the TU Delft or any other higher education facility in the Delft area. Also organization that has its roots in Rover Scout
movement Delftsche Zwervers
(at the same time the oldest student scouting group in the world) is present or local branch of the European AEGEE
In architecture, TU Delft is famous for Traditionalist School
in Dutch architecture. TU Delft was a home to many prominent microbiologists
including Martinus Beijerinck
, who in 1898 discovered viruses while working at TU Delft, and Albert Kluyver
, father of comparative microbiology, which resulted in the creation of so-called Delft School of Microbiology.
Some recent projects being developed at the university include:
- Flame, first humanoid robot possessing the ability to walk as humans;
- Superbus, project aiming to design a high speed bus reaching top speeds of 250 km/h;
- Kitepower, converting wind energy into electricity using kites;
- Nuna, solar-powered race car and six times winner of the World Solar Challenge;
- TU Delft Solar Boat Team, solar-powered boat that 'flies' using hydrofoils;
- DUT Racing, electrical Formula Student project having won multiple competitions and at one point held the Guinness World Record for fastest accelerating electric vehicle;
- Project MARCH, a student team building an exoskeleton for paraplegics and participating as the first Dutch exoskeleton team at the Cybathlon.
- Nova Electric Racing, electric motorcycle team and winner of MotoE 2017;
- DelFly, Micro air vehicle and the smallest ornithopter so far fitted with a camera;
- Fhybrid, world's first hydrogen-powered scooter;
- Glaciogenic Reservoir Analogue Studies Project (GRASP)
- Tribler, an open source peer-to-peer client with online TV functionalities;
- Nix package manager and NixOS, an open source functional package manager and a Linux distribution based upon it;
- Delfi-C3, CubeSat satellite constructed by TU Delft students, and the Delfi-n3Xt launched 21 October 2013;
- Forze, hydrogen fuel cell-powered racing car, Eco-Runner vehicle participating in Eco-marathon;
- Stratos II+, a sounding rocket developed by Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering which in October 2015 broke the European altitude record achieved by amateur rockets by reaching an altitude of 21,457 meters;
- The Ocean Cleanup, a project aimed at developing a method of cleaning up the oceanic garbage patches;
- as well as iGEM TU Delft, a student team competing in the largest international student competition in synthetic biology, where they became Grand Prize winners in 2015 and 2017.
- Quantum computing, topological insulators and applications
The majority of TU Delft's students are male. In 2016 among all students of the university (MSc
level) only 26% were women. The biggest imbalance between men and women is experienced by Mechanical engineering
faculty, while the smallest is seen at Industrial Design
Despite many efforts of the university to change that imbalance, the number of women studying at TU Delft stays relatively constant over the years.
TU Delft student body demographics
Since 2002 the number of students admitted to TU Delft increases rapidly (from approximately 2,200 in 2002 to almost 3,700 in 2009).
The same applies to the total student population (from approximately 13,250 in 2002 to almost 16,500 in 2009).
Number of international students also increases steadily.
Approximately half of the international students are European, among them the biggest group comes from (in decreasing order, number of students admitted in 2009): Belgium (approximately 340 students), Germany (approximately 100 students), Greece (approximately 100 students), and Italy (approximately 100 students). Among non-Europeans, the biggest nationality group comes from China (approximately 340 students; the number of Chinese and Belgian newly admitted students is relatively equal since 2003), then Iran
(approximately 150 students), India (approximately 140 students), Suriname
(approximately 100 students), Indonesia
(approximately 80 students) and Turkey (approximately 80 students).
Large number of students from Suriname and Indonesia can be admitted to historical ties between those two countries and the Netherlands, as both of them were the former Dutch colonies. Due to TU Delft presence, the city of Delft has one of the biggest population of Iranians
in the Netherlands. It resulted in one of the biggest Iranian opposition centers against Iranian government in Europe,
with many protests organized at TU Delft campus by Iranian TU Delft students during 2009 Iranian Election Protests
. The biggest number of international students studies at Aerospace Engineering
and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Currently TU Delft is a home to 437 faculty, with more than 3,375 academic staff.
The responsibility of TU Delft professors is lecturing, guiding undergraduate and graduate students, as well as performing original research in their respective fields.
Many notable people were TU Delft faculty. In science, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
, a 1913 Nobel Laureate
, a discoverer of superconductivity
, was a former TU Delft faculty member, working as an assistant to Johannes Bosscha
. Discoverer of the Prins reaction
Hendrik Jacobus Prins, co-founders of National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science Hendrik Anthony Kramers
and David van Dantzig
, developer of crystal bar process Jan Hendrik de Boer
, discoverer of particle spin Ralph Kronig
, discoverer of Einstein–de Haas effect Wander Johannes de Haas
and discoverer of element Hafnium Dirk Coster
, all were at some point the faculty members of the university. Faculty members of Delft School of Microbiology were the founder of modern microbiology Martinus Beijerinck
and the father of comparative microbiology Albert Kluyver
Since TU Delft is a home to a major architecture school
in the Netherlands, many important architects were a faculty of the university, including Hein de Haan, founder of Traditionalist School
in Architecture Marinus Jan Granpré Molière
, Bent Flyvbjerg
, co-founder of Mecanoo
architects bureau Francine Houben
, co-founder of MVRDV
architects bureau Winy Maas
and Nathalie de Vries
, co-founder of Team 10 Jacob B. Bakema
and Aldo van Eyck
, as well as Herman Hertzberger
and Jo Coenen
. Some notable designers were faculty of TU Delft, including Paul Mijksenaar
, developer of visual information systems for JFK
Two TU Delft alumni were awarded Nobel Prize and one recipient has been affiliated with TU Delft: Jacobus van 't Hoff
was awarded first Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1901 for his work with solutions
. Simon van der Meer
was awarded Nobel Prize in physics in 1984 for his work on stochastic cooling
and one has been affiliated with TU Delft, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
in 1913 for studies related to liquefaction of helium in the quest for the lowest temperature on Earth.
Political figures that studied at TU Delft include Karien van Gennip
, Dutch secretary of state for economic affairs, Anton Mussert
, Dutch politician of World War II era and founder of National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands
, Abdul Qadeer Khan
, father of Pakistan nuclear program
, and Dutch politician Wim Dik
. Famous TU Delft alumni architects include Erick van Egeraat
, Herman Hertzberger
and Hein de Haan. Dutch designers that graduated at TU Delft include Alexandre Horowitz
, designer of Philishave
, and Adrian van Hooydonk
, Dutch automobile designer and head of design at BMW
Honoris Causa Laureates
In 1906 TU Delft obtained the right to award PhD degrees. This also marked the date since when the university was able to award honorary doctorates
. Between 1906 and 2006 exactly 100 honoris causa
degrees have been awarded. Honorary doctoral degrees are awarded to people that presented extraordinary contributions in their respective fields. Some of the most recognized recipients of TU Delft honorary doctorate include:
Reputation and ranking
In the field of Civil & Structural Engineering, TU Delft has been ranked among the world's top 2 in 2020, in the field of Architecture among the world's top 3 since 2017, and in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the top 4 since 2019 by QS World University Rankings.
Affiliations and partner universities
TU Delft has formed partnerships with leading universities across Europe for student exchange and combined degree programs.
TU Delft has partnered with many universities worldwide for exchanges.
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