Young Academy of the University of Twente

The University of Twente is committed to creating an inspiring environment for young scientists, who are at the beginning of a promising academic career and offering them the opportunity to reach their full potential by actively shaping the UT. For this purpose, the Young Academy Twente (YAT) was established in 2011, following the example of the Young Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mission: "YAT is here to build a community of young academics, facilitate a learning platform for academic leadership, and thereby strengthen the societal impact of our university."

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

Our latest news:

13-07-2023. YAT SUMMER DRINKS + AWARD. Alumni and members connected during the YAT summer drinks at the ITC lounge. The 'YAT Education Support Award' of 500 euro was awarded to the the UT scheduling team, congratulations!

30-06-2023. THIRD PRICE NEDERLANDSE ONDERWIJSPREMIE. Congratulations to the team of the UT-project FlexSciLabs (where our Sissi De Beer is part of) for being awarded the third prize of the Dutch Education Prize (Nederlandse Onderwijspremie)! Read more.

03-06-2023. UT OPEN HOUSE. On Saturday 3 June, the University of Twente welcomes you to our beautiful campus. Take a look behind the scenes at our technical university. During the Open House, you will experience interactively how UT approaches and deploys science and technology for a range of social purposes. Take part in a wide variety of workshops, guided tours, demonstrations and quizzes in which a part of our members participates. Our members Albert, Rebecca, Monica and Chris will host sessions and look forward to meeting many of you during the day.

Register here: https://lnkd.in/eTkhimaC

01-03-2023. YAT RETREAT. Last week we organized our first 'YAT Retreat' where we discussed our future, achievements, and status quo, and got to know each other better!

02-02-2023. APPLICATION ROUND 2023. The Young Academy Twente is looking for new members! If you are interested, please read more information here. Apply before March 8th, 2023!

24-01-2023. ERC GRANT. Congratulations to Monica Morales-Masis and Massimo Sartori who received a Proof of Concept grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

14-12-2022. FLASHBACK. NWO posted a video and an article featuring Sissi de Beer with a flashback to the moment she heard that she received her 'perspective' grant.

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!