On this page you will find the UT networks and external networks for women.

The three UT networks have been established in order to promote the interests of women at the UT. The UT stimulates and supports the networks in the performance of their activities and actively encourages participation.

The Female Faculty Network (FFNT) specifically focuses on academic staff and the OBP Female Network (OBP-VN) focuses on administrative and support staff. The activities of both networks consist of varied training programmes, lectures and networking activities, targeted towards continued professional development. The questions and needs of women are the basic principles behind the activities on offer.

The UT ambassadors network was established by the Executive Board and consists of members who want to stimulate women's career development and helping them acquire top positions. The network advises the Executive Board on measures to improve women's advancement to the top, and also monitors the policy implementation within faculties and services. In addition, the ambassadors network assesses the applications for the UT Aspasia Fund and the UT Incentive Fund.

A common goal of the networks is actively propagating the importance of gender awareness, both within and without the UT.

Finally, on this page you will find a helpful, but not exhaustive overview, of national networks that support women in their careers.


UT Ambassadors Network


UT FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente)


UT OBP-VN (Female Network for Administrative and Support Staff)