Technische Universiteit Delft
TU Delft is regularly ranked in the top 15 technical universities in the world. TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university in the Netherlands. With eight faculties and numerous research institutes it hosts over 17,000 students, of which 15% are international students more than 2,600 scientists (including more than 200 professors), and more than over 1800 doctoral students.
TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. Among the many research fields TU Delft covers, energy is a major topic. The Delft Energy Initiative is one of four Delft Research Initiatives. These have been set up to improve public access to research on the major social themes of energy, health, the environment and infrastructure, and to make research better attuned to issues in society. The Delft Energy Initiative provides easy access to the more than 700 energy researchers at TU Delft and brings together researchers, students, companies and governments to tackle the energy challenge. It represents a wide spectrum of energy-related research, such as: Energy storage, Intelligent networks, Biobased economy, Co2 capture and storage, Heat, Self-regulating wind turbine, Sustainable product design, Thin film solar cell, and Energy storage. The Faculty of Architecture at TU Delft is the largest faculty of the university and one of the largest architecture schools in the world, with around 2900 students. It makes significant contributions to finding solutions for pressing social issues such as energy transition and urban transformation. Expertise from other faculties is linked in many joint projects. The chair of Climate design and Sustainability is part of the faculty. Professor Andy van den Dobbelsteen and his group have been working for many years on energy and sustainable development related topics on many different scales. The main focus of his chair is the transition of existing cities into fossil energy free cities and making cities resilient to energy scarcity.