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Other useful information

Numbers and statistics

Present and target numbers

regarding women at top positions at the University of Twente.

Monitor women professors 2009. The state of affairs with respect to women in university positions and academic decision-making bodies

Promotion criteria

Each faculty at the UT elaborated their own set of promotion criteria (based on UFO) for the tenure track (UD2-UD1-UHD2-Adjunct professor). These criteria give an indication of the minimum requirements to be fulfilled in order to be promoted to the next level. Each individual will be evaluated by the tenure track committee of the faculty: at the entry of the track, after two years and after five years. The majority of the faculties use the same criteria to evaluate the promotion applications of internal candidates.

The following faculties have their criteria on their website. 


For the other faculties you can ask your HR manager about the procedures and criteria for promotion.

Recent studies on gender in academia

Academic research plays an important role in uncovering bias and helping to shape a more equal society. But academia also struggles to adequately confront persistent and entrenched gender bias in its own corridors. Read more

OBP Women network (Dutch only)

Training programmes and courses

Mentor programme

Mentor day of LNVH


Recommended Books



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Esther Mollema

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Marieke van den Brink


Tina Fey

Committee on Maximizing the potential of women in Academic Science and Engineering (2007) Beyond bias and barriers: fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering. National Academic Press, US


Diversity and inclusion in Higher Education

Daryl G. Smith

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Ministerie SZW

Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers

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How professors think

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How Remarkable Women Lead

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I Shouldn't be Telling You This

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I'd Rather Be in Charge

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Kwestie van kijken (2012)

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Men and women of the corporation (1993)

R. Moss Kanter

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Speak up dear!

Farah Nobbe and Natalie Holwerda-Mieras

Stratego voor vrouwen (2008)

M. Buhrs, E. De Groot

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The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

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Vrouwelijk talent werkt…. (2012)

A. van Doorne-Huiskes

Vrouwen, Wageningen en de Wereld. Wetenschap, studie en loopbaan 1918-2003

Margreet vd Burg en Marian Bos-Boers

What Works; Gender Equality by Design

Iris Bohnet

Women Matter 2 female leadership, a competitive edge for the future

McKinsey & Company





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