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Our impact at the UN, World Bank & other IGOs - 4TU alumni events this September!


Organized by the Alumni Offices of TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, UT & Wageningen University, the following DEAN* events put a spotlight on alumni careers within prominent international organizations like CERN, ICAN, European Space Agency (ESA), United Nations, World Bank & World Economic Forum. 


(Thursday Sep. 7th)

Get ready for an out-of-this-world experience with fellow alumni at an exclusive afternoon tour of NASA’s Johnson Space Center led by TU Delft alumnus and head of the European Space Agency (ESA) Houston Office, Eric van der Wal. Enjoy a unique visit at the JSC Mission Control, the Astronaut Training Facility and the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, while hearing from Eric about his experiences working with NASA . [More ...]

Washington DC

(Tuesday Sep. 12th)

Hosted at the Dutch Embassy in Washington DC this event features two great speakers! Hear from Siet Meijer (alumna WUR) about working as a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank and her career spanning over 18 years. Learn from Maurice te Plate (alumnus UT) about being a systems engineer in the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project and thoughts about an effort that has lasted him over two decades. [More ...]

New York City

(Thursday Sep. 14th)

Hosted at the Dutch Consulate General in New York this event includes both a great keynote speaker as well as panelists! Hear from Ard Venema (alumnus UT) about his career of over eighteen years at the United Nations. Ard originally started with the Procurement Division in 2005 and is currently responsible for contracting strategic commodities in support of UN field missions around the world. Afterwards explore what it's like to work for the UN from recent alumni hirees during a panel discussion. [More ...]


(Wednesday Sep. 27th)

Did you know that nearly a tenth of our 1000+ Zurich based alumni work at either ETH or UZH? What scientific research are the current PhD-candidates among them involved with and excited about? Meet the next generation of potential global changemakers during a special lunch at the ETH Alumni Pavilion. [More ...]


(Thursday Sep. 28th)

With nearly 50 '4TU' alumni at CERN our participants are guaranteed a warm welcome! Learn from Maria Alonso (alumna TU Delft) about her work at the World Economic Forum (WEF) as well as the latest in the area of connected and autonomous mobility. Hear from Lucero Oyarzun (alumna WUR) about what it means to be the digital campaign coordinator at ICAN, an organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. Afterwards explore what it's like to work for CERN during a panel discussion with a group of alumni staffmembers [More ...]

* ABOUT DEANThe Dutch Engineers Alumni Network (DEAN) is the cooperation of the four universities of technology of the Netherlands in the field of alumni relations, and launched its activities in 2014. Together, they represent over 300,000 alumni all over the world. Today DEAN encompasses over 30 alumni communities in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, Spain, Switzerland and the USA with activities aimed at connecting local alumni both with each other as well as with students and the universities. Read more: https://www.4tu.nl/en/about_4tu/alumni/