Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (TU Delft) is a modern university with a rich tradition. Its eight faculties and over 30 English-language Master programmes are at the forefront of technological development, contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Ranked among the top universities of technology in Europe (#18, QS 2010) TU Delft’s excellent research and education standards are backed by outstanding facilities, research institutes and research schools. TU Delft maintains close links with (inter)national industry, a strategic alliance contributing to the relevance of its academic programmes and career prospects for its graduates. Society is our continuous incentive for research. We carry out research to find solutions for society’s present and future demands. Fundamental research is part of this, because we aim to find solutions for tomorrow’s problems. Health, energy, environment and infrastructures & mobility are today's major social issues. That's why TU Delft pays extra attention to developing solutions in these four domains.