Working on education and talent of the future
Society has a great need for highly educated technical staff with a broad orientation and social commitment. Therefore, we want to educate the talents needed for the future.
Within the programme Creating talent for society, we meet this need by developing innovative and multidisciplinary education at bachelor, master, PhD and post-doctoral level.
We also create platforms for exchange, cross-fertilisation and talent development for our students and staff. In addition, we create opportunities for continuous learning paths for students, staff, alumni and employees (life-long learning).
In 2019, the spin-off of the Mechanical Engineering program at VU started. The first batch graduated in the summer of 2022 and the majority are now pursuing a master's degree at the University of Twente. Visit the joint program website for more information and application procedures for the Mechanical Engineering and Creative Technology program at UT or VU.
Technical master's programmes
Significant growth in the inflow of technical master's programmes at UT is crucial if we are to meet the need on the labour market for highly educated technical specialists. We therefore want to develop a well-functioning system of bridging programmes between the bachelor's programmes at VU Amsterdam and the technical master's programmes at the UT. Between now and 2023, we will take the following steps in any case:
- Transfer of VU bachelors to UT master's programmes
We are jointly scanning the opportunities for linking VU Amsterdam bachelor's programmes to UT master's programmes. To ensure that VU students can move on to technical master's programmes at the UT, we will focus on information, bridging programmes and minors.
- Start of Sports Data Science specialisation
In September 2021, the ‘Sports Data Science’ master's specialisation started at the UT and we aim to start this specialisation at VU Amsterdam in 2023 as well.
Go to the programme website for more information and registration procedures for the master's specialisation ‘Sports Data Science’ at the UT.
We are keen to use our cooperation to contribute to the new challenges facing higher education. We are therefore exploring how we can strengthen our national and international Life-long learning proposition within socio-technological academic education. One way to do this, is by linking the existing offerings of both universities and developing new joint propositions. We want to better connect the strengths of both institutions through the following steps, e.g. by knowledge exchange in digitalisation, Life Long Learning offerings from Impact programmes and by exploring whether and how we can give our staff and alumni preferential access to our Life Long Learning programmes from 2023.