At TU Delft | Global Initiative we focus our research on pressing global challenges in the developing world with the aim to have impact and improve people’s lives. We believe that concrete solutions for worldwide problems can only be found with a multidisciplinary approach and in close cooperation and co-creation with local partners.

Focus areas


accessible technological healthcare solutions


drinking water, sanitation, water safety


affordable, decentralized, reliable and renewable energy solutions

Disaster prevention and response

from earthquake detection to emergency housing

Built environment

safe, affordable and sustainable housing and infrastructure

UN – Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. TU Delft | Global Initiative aims to contribute to these goals.

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