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Eindhoven University of Technology

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The Eindhoven University of Technology (in Dutch: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven or TU/e) is a technical university located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The motto of the university is: Mens agitat molem (The mind moves matter).

It was founded on June 15, 1956 by the Dutch government. It was the second institution of its kind in the Netherlands, only to be preceded by the Delft University of Technology. Originally, it was called the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (THE).

It is located on its own campus in the centre of Eindhoven, just north of the central station. It is currently home to about 300 professors, 6000 students, 450 Ph.D. students, 200 post-doc students and 3000 regular employees. It also support 100 student associations and 15 alumni associations. One of the former students of the university is Gerard Kleisterlee, the current CEO of Philips.

The university is located in an area where several companies that lead in technology are doing their research, like Philips, ASML and DAF. The university maintains close contacts with these companies.

As of April 1 2005, Prof.dr.ir. C.J. van Duijn has the position of rector magnificus.

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