The Faculty Club Foundation aims to stimulate the academic discourse at the University of Twente and its environment in an innovative, inspirational way. In addition, it wishes to provide a platform for discussing social themes. The Foundation contributes to the development and shaping of an academic community for staff of the University but also for regional public authorities, businesses and citizens. The Foundation organises activities around current strategic themes within the university, the region, or society at large. The Foundation also has a facilitating role in creating and maintaining networks, with the U Park hotel on the UT campus as our central meeting place.