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.


Meet Dutch academic employers

Looking for a PhD or research position in the Netherlands? Register for the Netherlands Recruitment Day, our virtual career fair, on March 23rd and discover your options!

The Netherlands Recruitment Day is an online event for academics worldwide, who have an interest in working in the Netherlands. Dutch universities and research institutes will present themselves and would love to meet with talented researchers.

This is your chance to meet Dutch professors and recruiters.

Learn more and register here


What are you going to do after your PhD?

Do you know what you would like to do after your PhD or postdoc? Would you like to stay in academia? This career path is only for a few, as there are more PhD graduates than positions on a more senior level at universities. Have you ever thought about doing research in another sector, like Industry or Government?

With our Career Navigator you can explore career paths for researchers in the Netherlands and find out what suits you. Get to know other sectors and organisations that are looking for academics and researchers. Click on a position in the interactive career journey map and read the facts and figures and personal stories from other researchers.

Start navigating your career now!


The Netherlands Recruitment Day 23 March 2024

Attention researchers! Are you looking to advance your career in the Netherlands? Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with leading Dutch universities and research institutions at the online Netherlands Recruitment Day on March 23, 2024.

This virtual event brings together top professors and recruiters from across the Netherlands who are actively hiring for PhD, postdoc, and faculty positions in all research areas. It's your chance to get noticed and land an interview for your next role.

Registration is required by March 9, 2024 to be considered for an interview slot. Simply create an AcademicTransfer account, complete your profile, and upload your CV. Professors and recruiters will review candidates and invite selected researchers for interviews.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with leading research organizations in the Netherlands. Mark your calendar for the Netherlands Recruitment Day on March 23, 2024. Register today!


What qualities do you bring to your next job?

Career success begins with knowing yourself. Are you aware of your strengths, weaknesses and preferred working style? When you know yourself, it’s easier to find your dream job. You can shape your own career path if you know what qualities you bring to your next job and which skills you would still like to develop.

Get to know yourself with our self-assessment and discover your strengths.


The Netherlands your next career destination?

The Netherlands is an attractive place for researchers. Discover why in our latest podcast episode.

In this episode we are diving into an especially thrilling event for any researcher considering the Netherlands as their next career destination: the Netherlands Recruitment Day.

Learn why the Netherlands is an attractive place for researchers and explore the Dutch research landscape during this virtual event! Mark your calendar: 23rd of March.


Become an expert at technological design: Engineering Doctorate

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Are you a Master’s graduate with an interest in designing practical and innovative technologies for the industry sector? Then a EngD programme is your ticket to a successful career!

The EngD is a postgraduate degree in the Netherlands and stands for Engineering Doctorate. The 2-year programme consists of lecturers, workshops and a technological design project. You perform the design project in and for an industry company. A great way to apply your theoretical knowledge in solving a real-life, complex design problem.

Want to become an expert at technological design? Learn more about the Engineering Doctorate programme!

Header image: Bart v Overbeeke 2019


Land a new job more easily: boost your networking and presentation skills

You will more easily land a new job if you have the right connections and when you are able to present yourself well. Boost your networking and presentation skills with the Career Buddy from AcademicTransfer!

Three reasons why you should enhance your networking skills: 

  1. Connect with experts and organisations in your field 

  2. Get better in communicating, organising and working together 

  3. Unlock new job opportunities

Three reasons why you should enhance your presentation skills: 

  1. Make a good first impression 

  2. Convince employers of your added value and get invited 

  3. Stay ahead of the competition 

Get better in exploring and expanding your professional network, setting up meetings and events, tailoring your CV and creating a personal pitch. Read more information and watch our explainer video on how to use the Career Buddy, it will guide you through all preparation activities!