The PhD-programs at the TU/e are four-year (mostly) salaried programs in which the focus lies on developing the capability to carry out independent research. The TU/e offers an extensive range of 15 PhD programs across all departments of the university. PhD candidates are full of curiosity and motivation in order to increase the depth of their research topic. Next to carrying out extensive research, a PhD track gives the chance to obtain a lot of other valuable qualities. During this period, candidates will work on providing university level education, they are given the chance to follow extensive workshops related to their research, and they’ll work together with other departments, research groups, industrial partners and research institutes, depending on the research subject . People who have obtained their PhD have excellent analytical and organizational skills which are useful in all different kinds of departments in your company. After a PhD program, 70% of all promovendi will eventually obtain a job in industry.