We are hiring!


New year new opportunities, we are looking for new board members since the international community is growing and two current members are starting their internships soon:

– The position of the Treasurer is available from January on.
– The position as Managers of Internal Affairs is available
from January on.
– The position as Manager of External Affairs will be available
from mid-January on.

Join our board and have the unique chance to make a difference for world associations and international students.

Apply by sending your resume and motivation letter to secretary@unite.utwente.nl.

You want to know more about UniTe or the free board positions? Feel free to ask us on FB or contact us via secretary@unite.utwente.nl.


UniTe board ’17-’18 now established!

Board 17-18

The recruitment for a new UniTe board has been successful. A new five-headed board is now ready to invest in the world associations and international community of the University of Twente! The five members are: Jason Song, Miriam Haas, Roseidys Primera, Didre Schutte, and Naveen Kumar Setty.

More information will follow.

UniTe board recruitment ’17-’18

UniTe is looking for new board members for 2017-2018. This is your chance to make a difference for the international community of the University of Twente.

Do you want to use your skill or expertise to support the world associations?
 Do want to guard their interests at different levels of the UT organization?
Do you believe you are the person to talk to regarding internationalization and international students?

Then this is your chance! As the board of the world’s umbrella associations, you have the opportunity to do all of these things.

To learn more, you can join our board interest lunch on Thursday June 8, 12.30-13.30 at the Global Lounge (Bastille). We will be serving pizza to attendants!

Cannot attend? Request additional information through secretary@unite.utwente.nl


To apply send your motivation (describing why you want to be on the board and what you have to offer; max. 1 page) and resume to president@unite.utwente.nl.

The deadline is June 23, 2017.

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UniTe Board Positions Open For The Year 2015-2016


UniTe Board Positions Open For The Year 2015-2016

UniTe is looking for it’s new board for the next year! Are you motivated and interested in UniTe’s vision of promoting integration and internationalisation at the University of Twente and do you want to help the UT with the intercultural community on the campus?
We are looking for you! If you are a student at the University of Twente and available part-time for the next academic year you are welcome to apply for a board position. The board members of UniTe are responsible for representing the spirit of internationalisation and integration of the UT at various platforms and events and maintaining contact with all member associations.
Read more about UniTe here and check the list of member associations here. Don’t miss this opportunity to make such diverse and intercultural experiences!

UniTe is looking to fill up the following (5) positions for the next academic year, 2015-2016.

The President is responsible for:

  • heading all meetings, to call special meetings and to appoint committees.
  • formulating the policy and strategy of UniTe.
  • representing UniTe at UT meetings or appoints another board member.
  • sponsorship and collaboration, supported by the External Affairs Officer.

Secretary & Vice President
The secretary is responsible for:

  • ensuring internal communication with members and committees including to keep an accurate, permanent record of meeting minutes and proceedings of the association.
  • keeping updated the membership administration and incoming emails.
  • (as Vice President) the secretary is required to perform all duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • supporting the President with the tasks of formulating the policy and strategy as well as collaboration with other parties.

Treasurer & PR
The treasurer is responsible for:

  • keeping an accurate and complete record of all monetary transactions.
  • developing the annual budget and activity budget.
  • presenting an evaluation of actual cost per activity from time to time and end of year.
  • facilitate best-practices sharing among member associations with respective to financial issues.
  • responsible for promotion and sponsoring of Unite

Events & Cultural Affairs Officer
The officer is responsible for:

  • organising and coordinate events UniTe.
  • to support members with the organization of events.
  • organising cultural activities by involving dutch and foreign students.

External Affairs Officer
The officer is responsible for:

  • maintaining external relations and communications with persons, bodies or organizations other than the members of the association.
  • attracting sponsorship and collaborations.
  • promotions and online presence.

You can apply using the form below. For any questions, please contact us using the contact form here. The application deadline is 22.06.2015: Open until positions are filled.

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Board interest lunch

UniTe is looking for new board members. Are you interested to become a part of UniTe and to represent the true internationalization spirit of the University of Twente? Then you are welcome to join our board interest lunch on the 26th of March.



Former President – Ajay Kumar wins Henk Zijm International Award 2014

The Henk Zijm Award for 2014 was given to Ajay Kumar, the former president of UniTe for his contributions to the goal of internationalization and integration at the University of Twente for his work in UniTe.

Ajay Kumar receiving the Henk Zijm International Award 2013-2014
Ajay Kumar receiving the Henk Zijm International Award 2013-2014


The Henk Zijm Award is awarded yearly to students, employees or organizations who have committed themselves to internationalization at the University of Twente in a very special way.

“The event was also a great opportunity to honor organizations and individuals that actively contribute to a better international environment at UT. Such associations or students are nominated for the Henk Zijm International award, which has existed since 2009. It was named after Professor Henk Zijm, who was Rector Magnificus of the UT from 2005 until 2009 and strongly focused on internationalization of the university.

Henk Zijm himself was present at the event and made a speech during which he stressed the importance of international cooperation.” – Read more at UTNieuws

Former winners are the buddy’s of the Buddy program and Mareike Backhaus (UniTe 2012).

(photo: Gijs van Ouwerkerk)

Introducing the new UniTe board of 2014-2015

On 31 August 2014, the departing board of UniTe welcomed the new board officially and signed the change of board/directors in our articles of association at the KvK office in Enschede.

We are happy to announce that this time we have a full board with the following office bearers:

UniTe board positions are volunteer positions. The board for the academic year 2014-2015 consists of the following office bearers:

(From Left-Right) Edwin, Karina, Mandana, Gelareh, Yonas Picture by Ajay Kumar
  • President – Yonas Negash
  • Vice-President/Secretary – Mandana Hohmann
  • Treasurer – Karina Vekļenko
  • Events & Culture Affairs – Gelareh Ghaderi
  • External Affairs – Edwin Leusenkamp

The new board took office from the start of the 2014-2015 academic year from 01.09.2014. The departing board of UniTe wishes them great success!

UniTe 2013-2015
UniTe Board 2014 and 2015: (L-R): Edwin, Ajay, Yonas, Karina, Mandana, Carolin, Jelita & Gelareh Picture by Ajay Kumar


Pictures from the KvK Office:

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Signing: Jelita (2013-2014)
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Signing: Ajay (2013-2014)
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Signing: Yonas (2014-2015)


UniTe Organises FC Twente Stadium tour


On 13th June 2014, UniTe organised a stadium tour of the local football club, FC Twente. It was attended by both international and dutch students. They experienced the local favourite football team’s root and history and  a behind the scene tour of their home stadium with an English guide.

FC Twente is a Dutch professional football club from the city of Enschede, playing in the Eredivisie. The club was formed in 1965 by the merger of 1926 Eredivisie Champions, Sportclub Enschede and Enschedese Boys.


UniTe is now a registered Association

UniTe Board - Association Registration
UniTe Board 2013-2014: (from L-R) Jelita, Ajay & Carolin

On 04.06.2014, the board of UniTe signed the articles of association i.e. the statutes and bye-laws at the notary and also registered with the KvK. This marks a major milestone in the history of UniTe and a step forward in gaining recognition and providing a defined structure to the platform. With this step, the board of 2013-2014 also becomes the founding (legal) board of UniTe. All three of us would like to congratulate and thank all the members and well-wishers of UniTe who made this happen.



You can read the statutes and bye-laws.

Registration Information:
UniTe – Platform voor Internationalisering en Integratie
Bastille, Kamer 332 – Drienerlolaan 5 – Enschede – University of Twente.
KvK Number – 60814381