University Innovation Fellows

Keep Talent in Twente Survey

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Keep talent in Twente

The number of talents that chooses to study in Twente is increasing: each year hundreds of students graduate in Twente.

Twente does not only excel in talent development, it also offers opportunities for the future of talents as professionals. The Twente economy is growing and often performs better compared to the rest of the Netherlands. The number of job openings is increasing. For technical professions, the number of job offers has even doubled.

Nevertheless, Twente is dealing with students (both local and international) leaving the Twente region after they are graduated. The consequence of this may be shrinking labor force. Therefore, human capital is an extremely important requirement to continue to participate in tomorrow’s economy.


A group consisting of the University Innovation Fellows, Gemeente Enschede and Novel-T work together on a more attractive and welcoming Twente so it becomes more worthwhile to talents to live and work in this region.

It starts with listening

  • What does the Twente region need to attract current and future citizens/talents?
  • Why does talent leave the region?
  • What would make students stay after graduating?

Our very first step was a survey with the focus on the questions listed above. The outcomes were presented to the Twente Top in July.


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