4TU.Built Environment is a cooperation of the building departments of the universities of technologies in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente, Wageningen). 4TU.Bouw supports the main objectives of the 4TU.Federation, namely:
- More close collaboration between Dutch universities to increase competitiveness in international research and education.
- Concentrating research and education to improve efficiency and scientific excellence.
The building departments of the universities of technologies in the past already collaborated in many fields and at different levels. Successful initiatives such as the research school Bouw have been adopted by 4TU.Bouw. With 4TU.Bouw a more coherent management is established that can generate more impact.