Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) was established as a Royal Academy in 1842 to facilitate the education of civil engineers.
The Logo of the University resembles the flame of Prometheus, who, against the will of Zeus, brought mankind the mighty fire from the mountain Olympus. TU Delft can follow in Prometheus' footsteps by developing innovative, durable and environment-friendly technology. Prometheus' flame thereby makes a worthy symbol for TU Delft.
TU Delft exhibits eight faculties: Aerospace Engineering; Applied Sciences; Architecture and Built Environment; Civil Engineering and Geosciences; Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science; Industrial Design Engineering; Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering; Technology and Policy Management.
The University is consistently ranked amongst the leading of Europe-based universities of technology.
TU Delft has an extensive framework of external and internal quality assurance for education and research. The BSc and MSc programs are all accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization), and TU Delft also passed its institutional audit on quality assurance. The audit committee stated that the university ‘has systematically anchored an improvement ethos in all ranks of the organisation’.