Enschede is known as Eanske in the local Twents dialect is a municipality and city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. The eastern parts of the urban area reach the border of the German city, Gronau.
The municipality of Enschede consisted of the city of Enschede until 1935, The Universiteit Twente (University of Twente), a university with mostly technical studies, is located in Enschede. It is one of the four technical universities in the Netherlands (besides the Delft University of Technology, the Eindhoven University of Technology, and the Wageningen University and Research Centre).
The Universiteit Twente is also the only large-campus university in the Netherlands. The university has courses in pure technical studies such as Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Informatics/Computer Science and Industrial Engineering and also offers study programs in Communication, Psychology, Economic Sciences, International Business Administration, Public Administration, Applied Medicine, and Biomedical Technology; the latter attract a broader public. Since 2006, the programs of European Studies, Advanced Technology, Creative Technology, and ATLAS University College have been added to the university’s offerings.
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, with the former name International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, (known by its abbreviation ITC) runs MSc, Master’s, Diploma, and PhD courses in Geo-Information Science for developing countries. Students from all over the world attend the ITC. Enschede also has an academy of arts and design combined with a conservatory named ArtEZ.
Enschede is also home to one of the three campuses of Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Saxion Hogeschool Enschede), a polytechnical school offering internationally recognized Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees in a wide range of fields, including engineering, economics, social work, investigations, and health care. The other campuses are located in Deventer and Apeldoorn.
The Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) hospital is one of the largest top-clinical hospitals of the Netherlands and features important tertiary care departments, fulfilling a supraregional role. It includes a level I trauma center as well. The hospital is strongly involved in higher medical education, with up to 300 medical students following their internships in the hospital at any given time, closely working together with the University of Twente’s Technical Medicine program training a new type of technically specialized doctors.
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