The eindhoven university of technology is a university of technology located in eindhoven, netherlands. its motto is mens agitat molem (the mind brings matter into motion). the university was the second of its kind in the netherlands, only delft university of technology existed previously. until mid-1980 it was known as the technische hogeschool eindhoven (abbr. the). in 2011 qs world university rankings placed eindhoven at 146th internationally, but 61st globally for engineering & it.