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Research on brain drain

Why talent leaves Twente

The University Innovation Fellows (UIF) of the UT have initiated the project ‘Keep Talent in Twente’ and a six months long research into why talented people leave the region. They just presented the results which indicate that one of the main reasons for graduates to move is the lack of diversity in Twente.

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‘We need to be open to external candidates'

The total percentage of female students who enroll for Mechanical Engineering is only 6%. How can we achieve better gender diversity, not only at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, but also at other UT faculties? ‘External candidates are often perceived as risk by selection committees, but we need to give equal opportunities to candidates from within the university and from abroad,’ thinks Geert Dewulf.

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‘Career at a Dutch university is like juggling balls’

‘Diversity is not only right, it is the only way,’ Prof. Liudvika Leisyte began today’s FFNT conference titled ‘Openness to diversity: Integrating local and global perspectives’, event which aimed to raise awareness about the importance of international talent at the University of Twente.

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FFNT sounds alarm about diversity

The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) in a pressing letter to the Executive Board expresses their serious concerns with cutbacks on the diversity policy of the UT. "If this happens, the UT will lose her appeal, both nationally and internationally."