Established in 1842, TU Delft is the leading technical university in the Netherlands. It hosts 19,000 students and has 3,300 academic staff members. The university is heavily research-oriented, publishing about 320 PhD theses and 6,000 publications each year. It was ranked 32nd worldwide in the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World Rankings in the field of Engineering and Technology, establishing TU Delft as the top-ranked Technical University in the Netherlands, and 7th ranked in Europe. TU Delft has solid experience in EU funding with over 420 successful FP7 projects (107 as coordinator) and more than 30 ERC grants. The Kalvi Institute of Nanoscience Delft, the first Kavli Institute outside of the United States, has a long history of excellence in research, with world-class research and excellent nanofabrication facilities.