The Host

Eindhoven University of Technology is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. We foster an open culture where everyone feels free to exchange ideas and take initiatives.

Eindhoven University of Technology ( offers academic education that is driven by fundamental and applied research. Our educational philosophy is based on personal attention and room for individual ambitions and talents. Our research meets the highest international standards of quality. We push the limits of science, which puts us at the forefront of rapidly emerging areas of research.

Eindhoven University of Technology combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on mentality. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. We understand things by making them and we make things by understanding them.

Our campus is in the centre of one of the most powerful technology hubs in the world: Brainport Eindhoven. Globally, we stand out when it comes to collaborating with advanced industries. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Netherlands


Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands and lies in the south of the country near the Dommel and Gender streams. The city has a population of about 238,000. Eindhoven has an oceanic climate with slightly warmer summers and colder winters than the coastal parts of the Netherlands. Local time is GMT+2.

Eindhoven is sometimes called the ‘city of light’. It owes this honorific to Philips, the lightbulb and electronics giant that was founded here in 1891. During World War 2, large parts of the city were destroyed however after this devastation Eindhoven became the Dutch capital of industrial design and is now a thriving city with a great variety of tourist attractions and museums. Some places to visit are:

  • Van Abbemuseum
  • Eindhoven Museum
  • Evoluon
  • Genneper Park
  • Stadswandelpark
  • St. Catherine’s Church
  • Village of Nuenen
  • Philips Museum
  • PSV Eindhoven Museum
  • Eindhoven Bottle Distillery
  • DAF Museum
  • PSV Eindhoven Stadium
  • Het Veem Food Market
  • Culinary walk through the city centre
  • Park Hilaria
  • Dierenrijk Zoo