Well-being for employees


an overview of various initiatives to promote your physical and mental well-being.

Besides this information, keep an eye on the employee portal for up-to-date offers focused on well-being.

The well-being weeks are back!

From May 9th to June 3rd you’ll have the opportunity to join the workshops, lectures, and (social) activities of the new well-being weeks. This edition’s theme is ‘Reflect and Respect’, which is based on the results of the employee well-being report and other current affairs. We hope the 'Reflect and Respect’ well-being weeks inspire you in topics that really matter, such as balance, trust, time for reflection and social connections with your colleagues.

Visit utwente.nl/wellbeingweeks for the program and to sign up for events!

Are you a student?

Go to utwente.nl/student-wellbeing for practical tips, advice and help for when you aren't feeling your best or when you experience a lot of stress.

Development offer

Sports Centre offer

The Sports Centre offers a diverse range of services catering to the well-being of staff. Below are some highlights divided into mental and physical health. 

Also take a look at the 'news overview' from the sportcentrum UT for the current possibilities during this corona-period.

  • The UT offers 10 week courses to stay mentally fit. For example on Yoga, meditation and Tai Chi. These courses start in November and again in February. Check out the course offer at the Sports Centre for the complete course overview and registration.
  • The Sports Centre offers various opportunities for sport activities and you can use the various sports facilities. See what the current possibilities are on this overview page.
  • In addition to on-campus sports, there are also several online workouts that you can follow to stay active.
  • In addition, the Sports Centre also offers medical services such as a dietician, medical fitness and physiotherapy. This is an existing and ongoing offer.

Healthy (home) workplace

Having a healthy (home) workplace is of great importance in order to be able to work as sustainably as possible. It therefore is important that your home workplace meets a number of conditions.

Do the CANS-check and ensure you have the right facilities for a healthy home workplace.
Assess your home workplace

On the home workplace page you will find more information about the possibilities for ordering home workplace supplies and ICT workplace support. But working from home is more than just setting up the right facilities and having the right working-position. Think for example about taking breaks regularly, drawing up a fixed timetable or see if a meeting can also be held in 50 minutes, so that you can take a short break in between. 

You can also contact one of our physiotherapists for an online consultation should you develop physical complaints or for advice to prevent complaints.


health care facilities on campus

The campus has a wide range of health care institutions to offer in addition to the abovementioned contacts. Although situated on campus, most of these insitiutions are not directly linked to the university. They are very experienced in complaints common for students, international knowledge workers, and highly skilled professionals. The facilities include a General practitioner, Dentist, Travel doctor, Psychotherapy, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Company doctor and health & safety service.

Visit this site for more information health care facilities on campus

ut employee well-being study

As the current circumstances are unique and we cannot yet predict how things will be in three months, three different measurement periods (Spring, Summer and late Autumn) were deliberately chosen in the research design. This means that employees are divided into three representative groups and that you as an employee are only invited to participate once per year. As a result, we as a university can receive input at three different times throughout the year without putting the employees under additional pressure. Everyone will receive a personal invitation to participate in one of the partial measurements. The most recent report is the  final report for 2021, which includes an overview and comparison of the findings of all three measurements throughout the year (wave 1, wave 2 and wave 3).

The most recents reports are available below. On the HR webpage you can also find previous employee well-being reports. 


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