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 Service portal news page for up-to-date offers focused on well-being.

Are you a student?

On utwente.nl/student-wellbeing we give you some practical tips and advice and offer help when you are feeling down and stressed.

Development offer

Sports Centre offer

The UT Sports Centre offers diverse range of services catering to the well-being of staff. See what all the possibilities are on this overview page and stay up to date via the news page!

Below are some highlights:

  • Free use of fitness, swimming and group lessons.
  • 10 week courses (for example Tennis, Golf, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi)
  • Employees with an age above 50 years, can make use of our Fit50+ program.
  • In addition, the Sports Centre also offers medical services such as a dietician, medical fitness, chair massage and physiotherapy. This is an existing and ongoing offer!
  • Increase your resilience! Get moving with Running Therapy towards more mental and physical relaxation during your workday. During the running sessions you will be supported with noticing, adjusting and/or accepting mental and physical discomfort.
  • Free lifestyle checks.

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 a scan and ensure you have the right facilities for a healthy home and office workplace.
Assess your workplaces

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. 


Health care facilities on campus

The campus has a wide range of healthcare institutions to offer in addition to the abovementioned contacts. Although situated on campus, most of these institutions 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 healthcare facilities on campus
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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 first report for 2022, which provides an overview of the findings of the first measurement (wave 1 of 2) throughout the year.

The most recent reports are available below. 


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Please contact HR Services for any further questions. Tel 053 489 8011.

For ideas, comments or changes to this page, please email webteam-hr@utwente.nl

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