EURAXESS seminar 'Make international researchers love you'

    Netherlands, Eindhoven
    Nuffic - EURAXESS NL

Be inspired, learn and connect on Valentines Day, in Eindhoven

Are you involved in providing a positive international working environment for international researchers at a research performing organisation? Then you are invited to participate in our seminar on welcoming international research talent. It will be about how to make them love you, or at least like their job and living conditions enough to allow them to excell in their work, and to stay until the end of their project (at least).

Inspiration – Through showcasing good practises from many different universities.
Learning – Through good practises and presentation on policies and topic related research.
Connecting – There will be many colleagues both from the Netherlands and other European countries who you can meet during the many network-breaks during the day. So far over 30 European colleagues from 5 different countries have registered. Some of which will also present their good practises.

The program caries three different themes, laid down in three respective parallel sessions. These themes are:

  1. Providing support to incoming researchers (both administrative and personal support)
  2. Spouse support and community building
  3. Career development services for early stage researchers (phd/post-doc)

Entree fee for participants: €75
(Exempt from the entree fee are speakers and TU/e participants)
Location; Auditorium TU/eindhoven, de Zaale, 5612 AZ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Pre-seminar event

Euraxess The Netherlands and TU/e Eindhoven are happy to invite all participants to an Eat, Meet and Greet event, on the eve of the seminar. The idea is to offer the participants an opportunity to already spend some time together and meet one another, in an informal setting, before the actual seminar. And to learn more about the venue of this pre-seminar event, the Hub Eindhoven for Expats.
We will gladly offer you drinks, snacks and a buffet style dinner.
The event will be on Tuesday, February 13th, 18:00 - 22:00, at the Hub Eindhoven for Expats, address: Vestdijk 25 in Eindhoven.


Program overview in blocks: Program for 14 February Euraxess seminar in Eindhoven (626.07 KB)

More detailed information about the sessions: Program 140218 in more detail (762.11 KB)


Presentations & extra information


TU/e and Eindhoven as global actors, Mr Jo van Ham, Vice-President TU/e - Presentation J van Ham (2.26 MB)

Looking in the mirror, some cultural insights, Willem van Hoorn, TU/e Willem van Hoorn 14feb18 (1.16 MB)

EURAXESS in the picture, Ilse Schenk, Nuffic - EURAXESS an overview (1 MB)


Warm Welcome Services Block I

Role of the Holland Expat Center South in warm welcome to international talent, Kris de Prins, Director Holland Expat Center South - Holland Expat Center South (998.11 KB)

Attracting the best and the brightest: International researchers on the Dutch university labout market, Dr Elizabeth Koier, Rathenau Institute -Euraxess Rathenau E Koier 14feb18 (439.77 KB)

(extra information: Fact and figures international mobility of researchers (Dutch version), Grensverleggers: internationale mobiliteit van onderzoekers en de Nederlandse positie in de mondiale strijd om talent)

Welcome Services for Internationals @ VU, Ms Femke van den Bosch, VU Amsterdam - International Office VU Amsterdam (1.27 MB)

Warm Welcome Services Block II

A warm welcome of internationals at the University of Groningen, Ynske Joustra & Swaeske de Vries, University of Groningen - Good practice University of Groningen (1.65 MB)

Be welcome as you are, Margit van Tuijl & Anniek de Mol, TINT

Good practises welcome centre coordinator of Université de Lausanne, Ms Marcelina Klaus Gaillard - Lausanne university sharing their practise (3.12 MB)

Warm Welcome Services Block III

External Chinese PhDs in the Netherlands - Success Stories, Ms Tung Tung Chan - Chinese PhDs in NL (3.12 MB)

Good practise in welcoming international talent, Ms Karin Quanten, Maastricht University - Maastricht University on Welcome Services (2.83 MB)

Our experience with career development services, Ms Anethe Mansen, Karolinska Institutet Sweden (see career development block I)

Hospitality services Utrecht University, Margo Pruiksma, University Utrecht


Spouse Support & Community Building Block I

Dual career needs and efforts in perspective, by Julie Sainz, Policy officer, European Commission, DG EAC.C2, Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions - J Sainz on dual career (4.04 MB)

(videolink - Blackboard format and MP4 format)

Awardwinning social inclusion programme for spouses in Eindhoven, "Get in Touch", by Carola Eijsenring Getting in Touch presentation (11.32 MB)

Good Practise KU Leuven, by Nicole Wedell-van Leupoldt - Travelling spouses programme KU Leuven (8.83 MB)

Spouse Support & Community Building Block II

Sports programme and social inclusion at sports facilities TU/e - Susan Lambriks & Lara Hofstra, Student Sport Centre TU/e

Healthcare for internationals: needs and solutions, Mr Dirk Jan Frijling, Healthcare for internationals - Healthcare for internationals (1.27 MB)

Midwifery Practice Eindhoven: Childbirth in the Netherlands, Ms Nikki Thoone, midwife - Midwife presentatie 14feb18 (1.07 MB)

Spouse Support & Community Building Block III

The 'living in' Program, or how to retain talent for the Brainport Eindhoven region, Mr Ed Heerschap, Living In Coordinator for the City of Eindhoven - Presentation Ed Heerschap (5.22 MB)

Parktheater International Program, Ms Carola Eijsenring, Director Indigo-Wereld - PIP ppt (459.26 KB)

Expat Spouse Initiative, Ms Kavitha Varathan, founder and director ESI


Career Development Block I

PhD and Post-docs. Career trajectories, Inge van der Weijden, researcher at CWTS - CWTS Careertrajectories euraxess 14feb18 (10.84 MB)

Our experience with career development services, Anethe Mansen, Karolinska Instituted Sweden - A Mansen Karolingen Insitituted 14feb18 (5.76 MB)

Defining Junior Researchers and challenges they face, Emanuele Storti, EURODOC - EURODOC euraxess 14feb18 (854.98 KB)

Career Development Block II

TU Graz: creating career opportunities for women in science, Ms Heidrun Mörtl, Director Welcome Centre, TU Graz Austria - H Moertl Women in science TU Graz (12.6 MB)

Postdoc association in the Netherlands: their focus, Eelco Lens, PostdocNL

External Chinese PhDs in the Netherlands - Success Stories, Ms Tung Tung Chan, intern at CWTS - Chinese PhDs in NL (3.12 MB)

Career Development Block III

The value of the PhD degree on the labour market - Dr Cathelijn Waaijer, who did a PhD on careers of PhD holders (CWTS) - PhD skills (441.6 KB)

Which grass is greener? On the PhD holders and their intersectoral mobility - Dr Marian Thunissen, Fontys University of Applied Science - Which grass is greener - Thunissen (1.05 MB)

Family support and career guidance of scientists at Institut Pasteur - Nathalie Court-Lecuyer, Hajar Guedira, Institut Pasteur, France


    Tu/e, Auditorium, de Zaale, EINDHOVEN
    5612 AJ