Attractive and high-quality academic education largely depends on the skills of the teachers employed. Within a challenging study environment such as the Twente Educational Model (TEM), the teacher is both a source of inspiration and a critical coach for the students. Investing in the professional development of teaching staff greatly contributes to maintaining and further improving the quality of education at the UT.
At the UT, professional development of teaching staff is enhanced in two ways: by way of the University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO) and by way of improving the teacher's English communication skills. In addition, the Centre for Training and Development (CTD) offers an extensive range of professional development activities for both starting and (more) advanced teachers.