Delft University of Technology
About Delft University of Technology
Founded in 1842, Delft University of Technology (TUD) is the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands. With over 20,000 students and 2,500 staff members divided over eight faculties, it is an establishment of national importance and of significant international standing. The University collaborates on a structural basis with other international education and research institutes and has partnerships with governments, branch organizations, numerous consultancies, industry partners and companies from the small and medium business sectors. TUD ranks 54th in the QS World University Rankings 2018, and 4th in the field of Civil Engineering. In the field of Transportation Science & Technology TUD ranks 1st in the Shanghai Global Ranking 2017.
The Department of Transport and Planning (T&P) at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences aims at fundamental research that contributes to a more efficient and robust design and reliable operation of transportation systems that meet mobility demands and respect scarce resources of land, environment and people. It is part of the mission to produce and disseminate new insights and tools to support transportation professionals (planners, authorities, infrastructure managers, transport and traffic operators). The research is predominantly knowledge-driven with a clear perspective to society-driven applications using a multidisciplinary approach. T&P was awarded the maximum score at all research assessments over the last 15 years. The department is an internationally oriented organization and participates in a large number of international networks and projects. T&P has a strong track record in railway traffic management and train control, automated (road) vehicles, and simulation. It includes the Digital Rail Traffic Lab which develops innovative concepts, models and methods for advanced digital railway traffic systems.
The Valorisation Centre (VC) at TUD supports, stimulates and facilitates scientists and supporting staff of the TU Delft in transforming results of research and technology developments to practical, commercially viable, applications. Within the VC Europeanproject management team professional project managers provide non-scientific project management for international collaborative projects. They support the scientific coordinators in a proactive, efficient and quality way, on financial, legal, administrative and organizational matters. The team’s portfolio contains H2020, FP7, Europe Aid (with partners from Asia including UNEP and UNIDO) and Interregprojects.