Language policy

At the University of Twente, English is the primary formal language of communication. The choice of English as primary language is not a goal on its own, but a means for the University to realise its ambitions of achieving excellence and constituting co-operation in an international environment. Language is an instrument for the University to function as an international organisation.

Inclusiveness is an important value within the language policy. The University of Twente aims to ensure a working environment in which everyone can thrive, broaden one’s horizons and communicate with each other. A starting point is that all formal communication is accessible to all.

On this page, you can find the Language Policy of the University of Twente and the Code of Conduct on Languages. You can also find which support services and tools are available to help you comply with the language and communication requirements.