University of Twente
is affiliated with the following research schools:
The Institute for Governance Studies is one of the priority research institutes of the University of Twente. IGS is active in multi-disciplinary research and postgraduate research training in the field of the governance and management of technological and social innovation. In this, issues of co-ordination, steering and the operation of (networks of) institutions in both public and private sectors are core research foci, based on a multi-level, multi-actor perspective. IGS strives to combine scientific excellence with relevance for our stakeholders in the public and private sector.
Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) of the University of Twente is one of the largest academic ICT research institute in the Netherlands. Over 475 researchers actively participate in the research programme. Integration of technology-based research and its application in specific domains is a clear focus of CTIT.
Its unique multi-disciplinary approach makes the institute an attractive partner. The institute maintains an extensive international network of contacts and working relations with academia and industry. This network includes ICT and manufacturing companies, universities and research institutes, health care organisations, financial institutes, governmental organisations, and logistics service providers.
CTIT is one of the founding fathers of the Netherlands Institute for Research on ICT (NIRICT). NIRICT bundles the ICT research activities of the three Universities of Technology in the Netherlands.
The Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics is recognized by the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). This recognition created a momentum that enabled to streamline the existing Beta research programs within the constituting institutes: the department of Technology Management (TM) and the department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) and the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT) at Universiteit Twente (UT). The streamlining involved both the content of the research programs as well as the quality and quantity of the output of these programs. During the last five years Beta has succeeded in improving the coherence, quality and quantity of its research program.