University of Twente

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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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3.9 16 reviews

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    It opened a new area for me in Sensor Networks

    Researcher (Former Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    ProsIt is a very reputed University in the Netherlands and excellent establishment for personal growth & learning.

    ConsThe funding is hard to get at the present moment!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is place of higher learning and acquiring new technical skills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Scientific freedom

    PhD Researcher (Current Employee)

    ProsScientific and financial freedom to explore the directions that you want in a project
    Freedom to choose the courses, conferences, trainings you want to take
    Less strict supervision(depends on advisor&group leader)

    ConsYou should consider where you fit in a group and who you will collaborate with. If you are part of an individual project it can be difficult to get feedback and solve problems that are maybe easy if you work in a relevant group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Relaxed and motivating environment

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    ProsRelaxed environment
    Good people
    flexible working hours

    Consbureaucracy
    internal politics among the top management
    less transparent

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the most profitable business line (which students group give more revenue) and invest to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent professional environment with high quality of life

    Researcher (Current Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    Proslanguage is English that's makes life ease

    Consas an European country culture is different

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Campus

    Researcher (Current Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    ProsGood benefits, beautiful campus. Very international atmosphere.

    ConsLocated in a relatively small town.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A university with stress-free & not very competitive scientific research environment

    PhD Student (Former Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    ProsIf you prefer a nice working environment for your graduate study (Ph.D), University of Twente is a fine place. Work load and scientific requirements are at acceptable levels so that you can maintain a good work/life balance.

    ConsCompared to the best research universities in Europe, University of Twente lacks motivation to be at the higher ranks in terms of scientific research quality.

    University is located in between two small towns (Enschede and Hengelo) which sometimes lead to unsatisfactory social life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ph.D. Researcher at University of Twente

    PhD Researcher (Current Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    ProsGreat environment. The professors do not treat you as "just as student" but as a peer.
    Several courses to improve your curriculum and plan your career.
    Good salary in comparison to the same position at other countries.

    ConsThe university is currently going through a reorganization and the future is uncertain.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked here as a PhD Student for 4 years

    PhD Student (Former Employee) Enschede (Netherlands)

    Pros+ Goodf acilities (sports, accomodation, IT Infrastructure)
    + Overall helpful and friendly people
    + Abundant travel opportunities (depending on the group you work in)

    Cons- Many advisors of so-so quality, and some stars, take your time to pick the right one
    - Some groups have high number of Dutch people, some have an International mix, these both have pros/cons
    - Some groups have a cooperative character (PhD students encouraged to work together), some have a more individualistic culture. Though, the emphasis is mostly on the latter. Be careful not to end up working to much on your own
    - Organisation can be overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less time and money on ambitious projects (buildings, etc), and more on supporting the staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to work and do research

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscalm, user-friendly job environment, nice people, international culture

    ConsA little bit far from important cities of the Netherlands

     

    A good university

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking in a very collaborative atmosphere makes it quite interesting.

    ConsI am not aware of

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