Human Resources


During the summer period, the UT carried out a well-being survey to gain insight into how employees experience working during COVID-19 in relation to their work, welfare, safety and satisfaction. A total of 3821 employees and PhD candidates received a digital questionnaire and the responsrate is 54%. Despite the difficult period we find ourselves in due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UT staff generally know how to deal with this. Overall satisfaction is rated at 7.6 compared to 7.2 in 2019. If you have any questions or suggestions about the outcome of this survey, please send an e-mail to:

Results well-being study
The full well-being study

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The UT offers staff members a broad and attractive package of employment conditions. Staff members can adapt portions of this package to their personal preferences through the optional model for employment conditions. 

Some employment conditions have been legally regulated, others have been determined in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. In addition to the law and the collective labour agreement, the UT also has several regulations and codes of conduct in which the rights and duties of staff members have been established and elaborated.

Subjects that fall under the heading of 'employment conditions' have been divided into sections on this website. You can also use the A-Z Index HR to search for subjects alphabetically.


The measures taken because of the Coronavirus lead to questions in the field of working from home, leave to care for children and/or partner, continued payment of salary, and so on. At the moment, first of all, specific temporary guidelines have been taken in the area of leave. We have collected these on a separate page, so that you can find them quick and easy.

Staff manual 

The staff manual provides you with all the information you need about the arrangements, salary, rights, duties and facilities. In addition to a challenging working environment, the UT offers you, as an employee, a broad and attractive package of employment conditions. In part, these terms of employment can also be tailored to your personal preferences via the Choice Model. We have listed all the regulations, codes of conduct, rights and obligations for you in our staff manual.

Development questions? Have a look at the online learning platform GoodHabitz
To the GoodHabitz information page
Or click on this link, choose University of Twente and login with your M- or S-number to activate your account to start learning!


Starting on January 2020, the UT’s legal position will change from the Central and Local Government Personnel Act to labour law in response to the Act on the Normalisation of the Legal Status of Civil Servants (Wet normalisering rechtspositie ambtenaren or Wnra). We have compiled more information concerning what this means for you as a University of Twente employee in an overview of frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find the answer to your question in the FAQs, submit your question to

Frequently asked questions concerning the Wnra
To the WNRA FAQs


Mindlab is a science fiction theatre play focusing on dark tales in the world of science.
The play has been developed by prof. Giebels (faculty BMS, UT), Utrecht University and TheaterMakers Radio Kootwijk.
This document contains an analysis of the so-called idea cards. Attendees of the campus performance of Mindlab were asked to answer two questions:

1) What is your wish for a follow-up? What is your need?

2) What did you think of this way of reflecting on Mindlab?

Results analysis Mindlab idea cards
The report can be found here