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 Conference 2024

This year's conference will be held on the Tuesday, February 13th. The theme of the conference is "Fix the Women or Fix the Institution?". Mark the date in you calender! More information about the conference will be published here

Renewing of the website

The structure of the website has recently been renewed. The new structure was put in place with great care. However, if you find a malefuction or if you are missing information, do not hesitate to contact us! 


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.


  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Walking Women

    Are you keen to expand your network across the UT? Do you struggle to find the time to put some exercise in your day? Are you looking for a regular, easy-going social opportunity to connect with other women in the UT?

    Then join us for a new FFNT initiative: Walking Women

    When: 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm. Every first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month (rain or shine) after the inaugural walk on Thursday 23 May.

    Where: Meet at the entrance to Hal B revolving doors (see map below) and then we will explore a different part of our beautiful green campus each walk.

    No registration necessary, just bring a coffee or bottle of water, we will set off walking at 12.30 pm so please turn up a couple of mins before.

    Upcoming walk dates:

    Map of meeting point:

    Hope to see you there!