Sustainability at TU Delft

Sustainability is a common thread in everything we do: education, research, valorisation and our own operations. Our ambitions are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation (UN), focussing on:

Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate action and Industry, Innovations and Infrastructure, Good health and Well-being, Responsible Consumption and Production.

Naturally, we cannot do this alone, that is why we share our knowledge with governments, industry, education- and research institutions from within the Netherlands and abroad. The new generations engineers that we educate are an important contribution to a sustainable society.


We are facing global challenges, one more urgent than the next, so it is up to our future generations of engineers to make the world a safer, more sustainable and generally better place.

― Tim van der Hagen, Rector Magnificus and President of the Executive Board
Position TU Delft in Elsevier ranking most active academic institutions based on amount of publications (2014-2019) in defined SDG areas.
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