Young Academy of the University of Twente

In March 2012 the Young Academy of the University of Twente (YA@UT) was established. YA@UT supports its members in their development as an educator, scientist and entrepreneur within and extraneous of their own fields of activities. YA@UT members act as ambassadors of excellence in research and education and actively engage with members of the general public. YA@UT members provide solicited and unsolicited advice to the Executive Board or Strategic Board of the UT on strategic issues.

YA@UT contributes towards a culture of excellence at the UT by producing high-quality research and by providing exemplary education, which is actively carried out and communicated both internally and externally to the UT.

For more information, please contact Albert Wong (S&T), Wiebke Eberhardt (S&P), or via youngacademy@utwente.nl

Our latest news:

30-11-2022. PRIZE WINNER. Congratulations to Annemieke Witteveen for receiving the KNAW early career award! She is researching innovative eHealth technologies for oncology. More information.


23-11-2022. MEMBERS NEWS. Derya Demirtas, recently promoted to Associate Professor, was featured in a UT article that explains the project of developing a smart wearable to detect unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.

23-11-2022. MEMBERS NEWS. The European Research Council honoured the application of our YA member Saskia Kelders for an ERC 'Starting Grant'. She will receive an amount of 1.5 million for a five-year period to investigate the engagement with digital mental health treatments. Congratulations!

03-10-2022. MEMBERS NEWS. On the third of October, the first lunch meeting of the year will take place. Our YA member David Fernandez Rivas will give a short pitch about his recently published book "Empathic Entrepreneurial Engineering", be there! More information on the website: https://empathic-engineering.com 

14-09-2022. On the 5th of October our first Team Science@UT will take place! In this event targeted at young researchers, we will have the opportunity to learn from two very successful UT researchers on how to start interdisciplinary collaborations during an interactive lunch meeting. See for more detail, and register via, our webpage. Contact the organisers: Clara Stegehuis, or Albert Wong

12-09-2022. MEMBERS NEWS. Annemieke Witteveen, Assistant Professor and member of the YA@UT, is currently in the US for a three month research visit to the Harvard School of Public Health and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She will give several talks on dynamic modelling for personalized prediction, monitoring and recommendations in oncology. With her visit, dr. Witteveen aims to foster multidisciplinary research collaborations between these top institutions and the University of Twente to make an impact on the quality of life of patients after cancer.

05-09-2022. On behalf of YA@UT, we — Caroline, Rick & Albert —congratulate Laurens Spoelstra on winning the TGS award! Read more.

14-07-2022. The YA@UT exists for 10 years, and a summer drinks event is organised for current members and alumni. Past events are highlighted, and future prospect is outlined.

25-04-2022 We have officially welcomed 7 new YA@UT members. Congratulations to Julieta Paez,  Annemieke WitteveenDerya DemirtasAnne LeferinkChris BaeumerSander Huisman & Nienke Bosschaart, we are very happy to have you on board!