Cycling through the Dutch jungle: Thursday November 20th

The FFNT invites its members, who are in The Netherlands for longer than six months, and who are eager to exchange experience on living in The Netherlands and working at the University of Twente, to join us at the third round of the Cycling through the Dutch jungle meeting. We started with this activity last year and the feedback we got was very positive. Therefore we decided to organise this event each six months.

The FFNT wishes to greet and meet recently arrived female PhD students, PostDocs and lecturers. For that reason, we want to invite them for a lunch meeting in a relaxed atmosphere with the symbolic title “Cycling through the Dutch jungle”. The aim of the lunch meeting is to help the newly employed female academics by sharing our own experiences in adapting to the UT environment and every day’s life in The Netherlands. Our impression is that we all have or had the same doubts and questions when starting to work and live here. We wish to welcome them and help them “cycle” easily through the “Dutch jungle” and to quickly find out how everything works by discussing it with us who already experienced the adjusting period.

If you find yourself interested to participate, please confirm your attendance by e-mail: FFNT@utwente.nl before 1st November.

The meeting is planned for Thursday 20 November in the Faculty Club from 12.30 till 14.00 hrs.  

We hope to meet you there!

Kind regards on behalf of the FFNT board,

Laura, Sanja and Liudvika

Coming activities:

•6 November 2008, Conference “Gender Management… uncover hidden treasures”, 9.30-17.30 hrs. in building Horsttoren and Cubicus

•20 November 2008, Lunch meeting “Cycling through the Dutch jungle”, 12.30-14.00 hrs. Faculty Club

•9 December 2008, Workshop Creative thinking, Anne Heleen Bijl, 13.00-16.00 hrs. + Netwerkborrel, Logica


FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures specially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).