The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) is the professional network of female academics at the University of Twente.

We build Female Academic Leadership together with our members for everybody within UT.                                                        


fostering career development at all levels promoting diversity and inclusion


maximize engagement inform about current developments encourage networking support innovative initiatives

FFNT is looking for new Board members and Delegates

The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) is looking for new members to work with the Board. In the last years, the awareness towards Diversity, Inclusion and Equity has grown regionally, nationally and internationally, and our University is committed to support these efforts. We pursue our mission and build academic leadership for women at UT. We foster career development and promote diversity and inclusion, via engagement of our members, continuous information, and active networking. The vibrant environment around us calls for further commitment, we feel the need to expand our role and diversify our actions. More information.

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  • IWD2023: Keynote session and panel discussion "Embracing equity on the work floor" on 10 March 2023

    The International Women's Day is celebrated every year on the 8th of March. Also this year, we are glad to celebrate this day on the UT campus. For UT, the International Women's Day is an opportunity to put our women students and staff in the spotlight, to encourage them to move forward, support them, and, importantly, to recognise and reflect on gender-related challenges and difficulties one can encounter while studying and working in academia and industry.

    The 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity Let's come together to build a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination, to forge a gender-equal community, where diversity is valued and celebrated.

    FFNT, in collaboration with OBP-VN, is organising a keynote session, followed by a panel discussion on the topic “Embracing equity on the work floor” on the 10th of March. The panel discussion features:

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  • For Woman in Science Rising Talent Prizes 2023

    Nominations for the Women in Science Rising Talent prize are now open.
    The prize is a joint effort by L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for UNESCO and the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) to support the academic careers of young women researchers in the Netherlands in fields related to Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and Life Sciences. 

    FFNT is working together with the Prizes and Awards Committee (PAC) at UT to support young researchers in this nomination. If you know a talented young researcher, that entitles to this prize, please reach out to us. Self-nominations are also possible. FFNT and the PAC will advise on the submissions, coordinate and support the applications. 

    If you think that the young researcher you have in mind has the potential to compete for the prize in the next years, please reach out to us as well. We will work together to support them. 

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  • Solidarity with Iranian women

    The Female Faculty Network at the University of Twente stands in solidarity with Iranian women in recognition of increasing waves of political protests sparked across Iran after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by Islamic Republic of Iran’s morality police for allegedly not adhering to Iran's strict dress code (wearing a headscarf), and died in custody on 16 September 2022. Go to the complete message.

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