The University of Twente is to take on some 30 new researchers in science and technology. This recruitment drive reiterates its ambition to profile itself as a modern and entrepreneurial university. With student numbers increasing, UT needs to safeguard its outstanding educational provision and high-quality scientific research for the future. Funding for the positions has been secured under the National Sector Plans scheme.
The new positions and the increase in research capacity will contribute towards greater diversity in the university’s academic workforce. In addition, they will encourage more co-operation between faculties.
The growing number of students is another reason for taking on additional researchers, as they are needed to guarantee the high standard of education at UT and to maintain the good rankings of its BSc and MSc programmes in science and technology subjects.
More and more of the challenging new research vacancies are to be advertised in the coming months. Researchers at the UT have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues on fundamental research with a major impact in society. The multidisciplinary collaborations within the university are creating innovative technological solutions to future energy, sustainability and health problems.