In the timeline you will find interesting posts, activities and events, which can help you exploring your career possibilities. Below you see all relevant posts for the EngD position in academia.


Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award: 11 June

Academic entrepreneurs, get ready for the Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award on June 11th in Theater Rotterdam! It is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. The Award is yearly rewarded to the most innovative student start-up with the highest potential.

On June 11, 8 start-ups will compete to become the winner of the Philips Innovation Award 2024! The jury consists of successful entrepreneurs and captains of industry. The evening will be filled with pitches, a keynote by War Child founder Willemijn Verloop, and two fireside chats with former PHIA winner Michael Musandu and well-known entrepreneur Michiel Muller! It promises to be an inspiring evening!

Don’t miss out and reserve your free ticket via this link: or via


Working at Tilburg University

Understanding society, that is what drives Tilburg University.

The university stands out for its knowledge in the disciplines economics, business studies, and entrepreneurship, the social and behavioral sciences, law and public governance, the humanities and digital sciences, and theology.

Curious to know what it is like to work at Tilburg University? Watch these testimonials from researchers.


Bus driver and Assistant Professor: a unique double position

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  • #technology

Stories from the Lab: the AI & Mobility Lab

Marcel van Kooten Niekerk works at the AI & Mobility Lab AI Labs (Utrecht University) on possible applications for artificial intelligence in public transport, but besides that he still loves sitting in the driver's seat of the public bus.

Read his story here.


Why work at TU Delft?

Why work at TU Delft? Here are five reasons:

  • Impact for a better society at a top international university

  • Open international community with multidisciplinary teamwork

  • Excellent facilities for research, education and innovation

  • Room for personal growth

  • Good employment conditions

Learn more about TU Delft as an employer


Collaboration 4TU and UG on technological design programs

Joining forces for better education! Proud to announce that 4TU.SAI - EngD programs (4TU.SAI), the 4TU School for Technological Design, will be expanded to include the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programs of the University of Groningen

The University of Groningen (UG) will start two Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programs 'Autonomous Systems' and 'Sustainable Process Design' with effect from 1 September 2024. This will bring the number of EngD programs and tracks within 4TU.SAI to a total of 20. These two-year, full-time, post-Master's programs lead to technological designers, obtaining the academic degree EngD.

4TU is pleased with this collaboration because, besides the programs being extended in terms of content, it also results in better use of each other's expertise and network.

Discover the new EngD programs at UG:


Working at Maastricht University

What is it like to work at the European university of the Netherlands?

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with nearly 22,000 students and 5,000 employees, is still growing.

Get to know our small-scale education and cutting-edge research. Take our virtual campus tour and learn what we have to offer. Get to know Maastricht University as employer!


Why relocate to the Netherlands for your academic career?

Are you thinking of relocating to the Netherlands for your academic career?

Read Florentia Kavoura's personal story, an assistant professor in structural engineering at Delft University of Technology. Florentia is originally from Greece, obtained her PhD in the United States and relocated to the Netherlands three years ago.

What convinced her to relocate and what made it successful? Here are some key points:

  • a long-term stability offered by the Dutch academic landscape

  • a focus on innovation in her field

  • great work-life balance

  • the open-minded and direct Dutch culture

Read the full article at the Welcome to NL website.


Millions for research on impact of sustainability and climate change education

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  • #environmentalscience
  • #mathematics

A large consortium led by Utrecht University has been awarded a 5 million euro Horizon Europe grant. The partners will develop an assessment framework to map the impact of sustainability and climate change education. The number of initiatives in this field has grown enormously, but due to a lack of insight into their quality, there is a great need for impact assessment. The IMP>ACT project has started in January and will run for four years.

Opportunities for education about sustainability and climate are plentiful since the UN's Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Educational institutions and other organisations have increasingly more options to choose from when it comes to educational methods that seek to raise awareness of climate change and promote sustainable actions. Teachers want only the best for their students, but how do they make the right choice? How do they know if a certain method will indeed build their students’ competence to act, and think differently about climate change

Continue reading about the large European consortium led by Utrecht University.

Photo: Lize Kraan | Summerschool Junior Utrecht University