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La Rocca, G.
TU Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering: The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technologyin the Netherlands is the merger of two interrelated disciplines, aeronauticalengineering and astronautical engineering. The Faculty is one of the largest of the eight faculties at TU Delft and one of the largest faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering in northern Europe. It is the only institute carrying out research and education directly related to aerospace engineering in the Netherlands. Through the years, the Faculty has responded to the increasing demands of the aerospace industry by further expanding its facilities and laboratories. Today the Faculty has a student body of approximately 2300 undergraduates and graduates, 237 members of academic staff and 181 PhD students. Around 34% of the student population is from outside the Netherlands. Extensive laboratory and testing facilities are used in research and teaching. The facilities include supersonic, hypersonicand subsonic wind-tunnels, a high-sensitivity navigation simulator, and a materials testing laboratory. These facilities make it possible to conduct experiments in man-machine factors, flight control, structures and materials, aerodynamics, simulation, motion and navigation. The faculty owns and makes use of a Cessna Citation jet aeroplane which is a unique flying laboratory.