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Delft University of Technology

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Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for 165 years. Royal academy: 1842 - 1864 On January 8, 1842, King Willem II founded the 'Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade'. The Academy also educated civil servants for the colonies and revenue officers of the Dutch East Indies. Polytechnic school: 1864 - 1905 An Act passed on May 2, 1863, imposing regulations on technical education as well as bringing it under the influence of the rules applying to secondary education. Then, on the 20th of June, 1864, a Royal Decree was issued, ordering that the Royal Academy in Delft be disbanded in order to make way for a new 'Polytechnic School'. The School went on to educate architects, and engineers in the fields of civil works, shipbuilding, mechanical engineering and mining. Institute of Technology: 1905 - 1986 On May 22, 1905, an Act was passed, acknowledging the academic level of the School's technical education - it became a 'Technische Hogeschool', or an 'Institute of Technology'. Queen Wilhelmina attended the Institute's official opening ceremony on July 10, 1905. The Institute's first Rector Magnificus was the professor of hydraulic engineering ir. J. Kraus. The Institute was granted corporate rights by an Act passed on June 7, 1956. Delft University of Technology: 1986 - present It was an Act which took effect on 1st September, 1986, that officially transformed the Institute of Technology into Delft University of Technology, also known as 'TU Delft' (from the Dutch name Technische Universiteit Delft).

Country Netherlands
School name Delft University of Technology
City Delft
Degree Bachelor, Maser, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Applied Sciences (AS)
Architecture and the Built Environment (Arch)
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG)
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (EEMCS)
Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)

Faculty
(Graduate)
Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Applied Sciences (AS)
Architecture and the Built Environment (Arch)
Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG)
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (EEMCS)
Industrial Design Engineering (IDE)
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)

Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English/Dutch
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1842
The number of students (Undergraduate) 10,900
The number of students (Graduate) 8,600
Test required for admission Document review, Language proficiency
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students 2,948
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 201-300
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 95
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 69
Address Postbus 5 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands
Link to official website http://www.tudelft.nl/
Link to contact website http://www.tudelft.nl/nl/over-tu-delft/contact-en-bereikbaarheid/