Election 2008

Participation at the University of Twente



Staff can help shape UT policy. Their influence is greater than, say, a company’s works council. UT staff can influence:


•the course established by the Executive Board for the university as a whole via the University Council (UR) and for UT terms of employment via the labour unions (OPUT)

•policy for their respective faculty, research institute or service via the decentralised councils.


Students have a lot to say at the UT. They can even directly influence UT policy with respect to:

•the course established by the Executive Board for the university as a whole via the University Council (UR)

•policy for their respective faculty or programme course via the Faculty Council (FR) and Programme Committees (OLCs).