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.

P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

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Psychology & Psychiatry

A positive psychology app to help people with bipolar disorder

Ph.D. student Bart Geerling from the University of Twente developed an app that helps people with bipolar disorder improve the way they cope with stressful events. The app offers people exercises from positive psychology ...

Oncology & Cancer

Beating cancer-related fatigue with personalized interventions

After diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, many women suffer from cancer-related fatigue. Twenty percent of the patients are still severely fatigued after ten years. Is there a way to reduce cancer-related fatigue? Ph.D. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Modeling the tumor micro-environment in the lab

For some types of cancer, the human body itself complicates adequate treatment. Connective tissue and the immune system then build a sort of "defensive wall" around the tumor, through which chemotherapy drugs cannot penetrate. ...


Treatment of epilepsy-like signals during coma is not effective

Ten to 20% of the patients admitted to intensive care after cardiac arrest and resuscitation show signs of brain activity that appears like epilepsy. For a long time, it was unclear if anti-epileptic medication could improve ...

Medical research

Higher success rate for epilepsy brain surgery

In some cases where medication fails to provide relief, patients with severe epilepsy may choose to undergo brain surgery—a radical form of treatment, and success is by no means guaranteed. That is why researchers from ...


Safe and precise surgical catheter guiding by robots

Traditionally, the success of a minimally-invasive surgical (MIS) procedure is dependent on the clinician's capabilities. Prominent MIS procedures include vascular surgeries, during which catheters are inserted into the body, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Much to gain from early detection of postpartum depression

Depression after childbirth affects about one in 10 women. This type of depression has a great impact on the mother, but can also affect the development of the child. It is therefore important to identify possible depression ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Outdated digital literacy skills hinder use of smart devices

Activity trackers are rising in popularity: Almost 20% of people own one. These trackers collect data about physical activities and assist in developing a healthy lifestyle. Yet a study conducted by the University of Twente ...

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