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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was established in 1956
as a polytechnic. It has grown into a technical university with eight
departments that have 12 MSc engineering programmes and 3 first-degree
teacher-training programmes in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. In
addition, the TU/e's Stan Ackermans Institute has ten postgraduate technological
design programmes. Within EUFORCE various postgraduate courses are organised.
The city of Eindhoven
Eindhoven differs from ordinary towns in many ways. It is a town that
has to be discovered to truly appreciate it. Spaciously planned, internationally
oriented, young and alive with activity. Eindhoven's unique contemporary
character is the result of its whirlwind development from a small provincial
town to one of Europe's most modern regional capitals.
The Netherlands is situated in the lowlands of north-west Europe, bordered
to the east by Germay and to the south by Belgium. To the north and west
lies the North Sea. Much of the country is below sea level and the land
is criss-crossed by lakes, rivers and canals. The Netherlands has a total
land area of around 40,000 square kilometres. The name Holland is frequently
used instead of the Netherlands, but this actually refers to the western
coastal provinces, North and South Holland, which have played an important
part in the country's history.