University of Technology (TUD) is the biggest technical university
in the Netherlands. It emerged from the ‘Royal Academy for
the education of civilian engineers for serving both the nation
and the industry, which was founded in Delft on 8 January 1842 by
King William II. TU Delft provides top-level technical and scientific
education in a great number of disciplines. Both the scientific
and business communities internationally respect the research conducted
by TU Delft. TU Delft has seven faculties and sixteen programmes
of study, two part-time programmes, and a host of post-graduate
courses. It accommodates approximately 13,000 undergraduate students,
1,400 MSc students and 400 PhD students. There are over 2,100 scientists
working at TU Delft, including 200 professors. The research carried
out at TU Delft is undertaken by the faculties, research schools
and research institutes. Annually, it leads to an average of 185
dissertations and over 3,350 scientific publications.
The Civil Engineering sub-faculty of the TU Delft, which will participate
in this project, is the only Civil Engineering Faculty in the Netherlands.
It has many departments and sections, covering all civil engineering
disciplines, as well as Graduate schools and Research Institutes.
Renowned for its high standard of education and research, the University
collaborates with other educational establishments and research
institutes, both in the Netherlands and overseas. It also enjoys
partnerships with governments, branch organisations, numerous consultancies,
the industry, and companies from the small and medium business sectors.
The Delft University of Technology is particularly renowned in the
field of water. Its research and education covers fields as diverse
as hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, water management and water
law. It has been involved in several previous and ongoing European
research in the field of water management, such as the Eurowater,
Water21 and HarmoniCOP projects and many others. Numerous past and
ongoing projects deal with flood protection and flood management
issues from hydrological, hydraulic, management and ecological points
For further information visit the TUD website on: www.tudelft.nl