Dear colleagues,

The 3 TU female academic networks FFNT (University of Twente), DEWIS (Delft University of Technology) and WISE-Network (Eindhoven University of Technology), and the co-funder LNVH are pleased to invite you to the first ever international 3TU female live streamed academic networks conference:

‘Engineering your career: independence and cooperation’

on Monday November 18, 2013 from 8.30 till 17.00 hrs.

Vrijhof building (Amphitheater) at the University of Twente

University Club, Main building at the Eindhoven University of Technology

Welcome (video):

Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission

Key-note speakers:

Prof. Elisabeth Berg (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden),

Prof. Sabine Roeser (Delft University of Technology),

Prof. Carlijn Bouten (Eindhoven University of Technology),

Prof. Suzanne Hulscher (University of Twente),

Prof. Sabine van Huffel (KU Leuven).

Complete Programme


The Dutch universities have signed the National Talent to the Top Charter, a public commitment with clear agreements regarding achieving gender diversity at top and sub-top management levels. Collaboration is one of key factors to successful achievement of National Charter goals. The 3TU female academic networks’ conference is an example of such cooperation. It addresses the ‘leaky pipeline’ syndrome by inviting academics to think proactively together about their career choices, setting independent research agendas, engaging in collaborative scientific endeavors and advising on the steps to be taken at different stages of the career by balancing cooperation and competition. The key questions to be addressed are:

•How to combine competition and cooperation to make the best of your career?

•How to become an independent academic and establish your own research line and at the same time – be cooperative?

•What are the mechanisms that influence the choice to pursue a career in science?

After lunch we invite you to join one of the three workshops at the Twente location or a lecture and a workshop at the Eindhoven location. The conference closes with a panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Sawitri Saharso and Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, followed by a reception.

For more details on the female academic networks conference, please see the programme or visit the websites of FFNT (http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt), DEWIS (http://www.dewis.tudelft.nl) or WISE-Network (http://w3.tue.nl/en/the_university/netwerken/wise_network), or LNVH (http://www.lnvh.nl).

Please register at: http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt

You can join the live stream viewing of the 3TU female academic networks conference at http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt.

We look forward to welcoming you to this first ever 3TU female academic networks event!

FFNT, DEWIS and WISE-Network Boards

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