2014 Activities

Feeding your career: tips for advancement

Dear ladies,


The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to the networking dinner:


“Feeding your career: tips for advancement”

on Monday 16th June, 2014

from 17.30 till 20.00 in the Faculty Club


Featuring guest speakers:

Prof. Ariana Need (MB)

Prof. Yola Giargiadou (ITC)


Hosts: Prof. Liudvika Leisyte (Chair FFNT) and Prof. Sawitri Saharso (FFNT Board member)

Facilitator: Ariëlle Brouwer


In the days of publish and perish in academia on the one hand, and the increasing departmental demands for teaching and project acquisition we often ask ourselves- how I can fulfill these multiple tasks and advance my career? Finding the balance between different demands and at the same time doing what you like in research and teaching seem crucial for the professional satisfaction. During the dinner we will discuss with prominent professors about their experiences:

1. Can you plan your career?

2. What are the success factors of becoming a professor in the Netherlands?

3. What are the major bottlenecks in career advancement and how to overcome them?


The dinner will start with the drinks at 17.30 where we meet and greet each other. The dinner will start at 18.00. During the dinner we will hear two presentations from our guest speakers and discuss the above questions. There will be ample opportunities to share your own experiences and learn from each other.


Free dinner will be provided. If interested, please register before 10 June by email: ffnt@utwente.nl Please note your dietary preferences if any. The event is limited to 15 participants on the first come first serve basis.


In case you cancel, please inform the secretary of FFNT Ms. Edith van Eijk at ffnt@utwente.nl to contain the costs of the event. We appreciate your understanding.


We look forward to seeing you at this exceptional opportunity to discuss your careers and learn from each other,


Liudvika Leisyte

FFNT Chair