Our Office Management is the vital backbone of S&P. It consists of Hanke van der Veer and Inge Lefers. Our Office Managers help out where possible. In addition to that, they are involved in various projects.
The cluster education supports and catalyzes the development of a vision, strategy and policy on education that is in the interest of the University of Twente and its community. To that end the cluster education acts at the intersection of the university and its environment. The policy advisors participate in external networks like VSNU and 4TU and cooperate with internal stakeholders from faculties and service departments. Since education has multiple facets, the cluster is involved in various topics, such as UT’s educational profile, strategic educational partnerships, student wellbeing, quality assurance, education related law and regulations, connection within secondary education and universities of applied sciences, developments of the study programme landscape, and lifelong learning.
At the department of S&P we coordinate the design and monitoring of the UT’s research and impact policies and facilitate their execution. The cluster builds strong relations inside and outside the UT.
We work on various strategic topics, including: monitoring and co-developing national and international research agenda’s and policy instruments, strategic positioning of the UT research portfolio in national and international policy circles, collaboration in the region, implementation of the new Shaping2030 and Research Strategy, PhD and PDEng policies, research integrity and compliance, policies to support the generation of economic and societal impact, research quality management, Open Science, research talents.
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The cluster International Affairs supports the university with the challenges which come with the transition of becoming a more international organization. We are responsible for formulating the institutional internationalization strategy and facilitate the implementation. A number of core dossiers can be distinguished:
International collaboration: Focusing on the strategic collaboration with international partner universities either bilateral or as part of a consortium (ECIU). This also includes the clustering of institutional knowledge around a number of focus countries and international strategic partnerships in the world.
Internationalization policy: We play an initiating and pro-active role in formulating supporting policy measures like joint educational programmes with foreign institutions, the language policy of the university, financial instruments (waivers, international scholarships), housing policy and the exchange policy regarding students.
ECIU University is a cluster of department of S&P that handles the implementation of the ECIU University project. A three year project with the goal of setting up a virtual university with our 12 European partners. Challenge Based Education, Challenge Based Research and Challenge Based Innovation are at the core of it. The project started in November 2019 and will end in November 2022.
The ECIU University cluster has several responsibilities and as such serves multiple goals the main ones being:
- Steering on the ECIU University project with 12 involved universities and over 200 staff actively participating in project and work groups online.
- Supporting the ECIU foundation and connections to the board headed by the UT president of the CvB
- Managing the implementation of ECIU University activities within the UT
- Running the UT summer school and for 2020 the Autumn challenge pilot.
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The Cluster PAM covers a broad field, in content as well as activities. Based on internal and external developments, we initiate policy and manage strategic projects, including advice on how to monitor the results of new policies and projects. The use of Business Intelligence optimises collection of and access to cross domain data, to support validated decision-making on tactical and strategic level. Analysis and better understanding of the data facilitates a more predicting and anticipating attitude within the decision making, based on actual and reliable information. Our activities cover research, education, internationalization and their societal impact. They are carried out in close collaboration with the Faculties, policy advisors of the other S&HiP clusters, other service departments and external partners.