University Corporate Office
University Services provides support for the primary processes (research, education and knowledge transfer) in the organisation, organises the administrative processes, and coordinates central policy processes. From an financial and administrative point of view, University Services is headed by the Vice President Operations, member of the Executive Board.
The Communication department informs the general public, policy makers and alumni about the outcome and status of academic research. Communications also provides information to candidates searching for study programmes, to ensure that the right student is in the right place. It does this via a central department and faculties as well as via the Science Centre Delft. Various communication channels and skills are used for this.
Education and Student Affairs (E&SA) facilitates the various aspects of education at TU Delft, from admission and registration, student support and guidance, and programme administration, to lecturer support and education logistics.
The Extension School supports TU Delft’s vision for continuing education by developing online courses and programs to help lifelong learners and professionals upskill themselves and remain relevant in areas of expertise of great importance to the environment and society. In collaboration with faculties and external partners, it combines academic knowledge with innovative learning methods to make a positive contribution to campus education, the life of learners and the world at large.
Finance is responsible for developing the financial strategy and policy of TU Delft. Finance also takes care of business control, procurement, treasury management, tax matters, insurances and (operational) activities with respect to financial information reporting. Finance consists of a central organisation (consisting of the Business Control, Financial Control, Financial Reporting, Shared Service Centre, Procurement and FICT departments) and decentralised departments per faculty.
TU Delft invests in its staff, so that they are eager to work at TU Delft and get the opportunity to develop themselves. HR plays a stimulating and facilitating role in this respect, with particular focus on quality and development, diversity, flexibility, leadership, working in a vital, healthy and safe manner, staff departures and making TU Delft an attractive employer. In addition, HR provides expert advice and efficient services.
Reliable but flexible ICT facilities are essential for TU Delft. The ICT Department strives to provide a reliable infrastructure, applications and related services. In addition, as a professional partner ICT focuses on the future by connecting to innovative initiatives both within and outside the University.
Legal Services provides university-wide advice and support in the field of legal affairs, patents, contract management, project management and safety and security. The Legal Services domain is composed of 5 clusters of activities: Legal Affairs, IP Management & Marketing, Contract Management, Project Management, and Safety and Security.
Strategic Development (SD) assists TU Delft’s Executive Board in exploring and analysing, both quantitatively and otherwise, developments in higher education and translating these into concrete, fact-based policy options. It coordinates complex policy processes, provides support in the area of research opportunities, coordinates institutional alliances and plays a facilitating role in helping faculties attract specific research funding. Various departments of Strategic Development participate in the TU Delft Valorisation Centre.
The Library’s core task is to share knowledge. This is how we connect and enrich research and education at TU Delft. Sustainable access to knowledge is essential and the sources of knowledge must be acknowledged. We are convinced that students, researchers and administrators will be more successful if they can use knowledge gained from others and share their own knowledge.
Integrated Services is a matrix organization within the University Services. Under the responsibility of the Executive Board the program director carries out the Integrated Services program in cooperation with the directors from HR, Finance, ICT & FM and E&SA.
In addition to educational and research activities, valorisation of knowledge is one of the full core activities of the University. Valorisation is the creation of social and economic value based on academic knowledge. In 2004, TU Delft created the Innovation & Impact Centre to assist academic and support staff in their valorisation activities.