As a student Water Technology you will be in the centre of the multidisciplinary laboratory of Wetsus, in which 80% of the research will be carried out. Wetsus is situated in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. By inviting all the researchers to one location, maximal cooperation and creativity is generated. The researchers are seconded by the participating EU-universities at Wetsus, but the universities carry scientific responsibility of the projects. In this way, an enormous intellectual and creative power will be focused on water technology and at the same time knowledge capacity will be build up by all the participating universities.
The Netherlands is Europe’s leading country in water process technology. The Dutch government focuses in her innovation policy on water and has appointed Leeuwarden as the focal point for water technology development. This results in a supportive government policy in the form of enabling subsidies for water research and innovation. A high-tech water campus is realized to concentrate know how, entrepreneurship, talent and venture capital around the Wetsus research and education facilities. This attracts starting companies as well as research centres of large companies. In 2017 an international review committee has audited the quality, relevance and viability of Wetsus as a research institute and the value of the Wetsus network for knowledge transfer. Research quality, relevance to society and viability were unanimously judge by the committee to each clearly deserve the highest possible score of 1. For more information about Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology, and its inspiring environment go to www.wetsus.nl.