Alumni meeting

Virtual DEAN event Nordics - Thursday 26 March 2020

On Thursday the 26th of March, at 20.00 hrs, alumni from both their own city and all around the Nordics, met each other via the ZOOM video conferencing app. It was the first ever ZOOM online event and borrel of the Dutch Engineers Alumni Network (DEAN)!

Organised by University Fund Wageningen

Thu 26 March 2020 20:00

During this interactive evening, the programme included brief updates from the universities, followed by a short talk by TU Delft alumnus Bastiaan Lagaune about how the expanding space industry impacts our daily lives.  During the second part of the programme, we heard updates from alumni in our local DEAN communities in Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden about their current situation, which was an opportunity to share information and tips with each other. Per tradition, the gathering concluded with a virtual borrel (BYOB) where you and your fellow alumni were mixed with each other to maximize interactions and stimulate conversations!  

Summary | Be part of the community | What else can you do?

Dear alumna/alumnus,

We would like to thank you for attending the first ever online alumni gathering last night. For alumni who couldn't make it, we hope to meet you next time online or in real life. Our appreciation also to our speaker Bastiaan Lagaune for his wonderful talk.

As this was our first online alumni event, we need your help to improve the concept. Please fill out the survey, it only takes a few minutes. >>>> GO TO SURVEY

Be part of the DEAN Nordics LinkedIn community

As a member of the Nordic community, we invite you to join our special LinkedIn DEAN Nordics group in order to keep up-to-date with relevant information as well as to leverage the networking potential of 4000+ alumni living in the region – click here to become a member!

Be part of the DEAN city WhatsApp group
Interested in keeping in touch with other fellow alumni in your city? Add yourself to the DEAN city WhatsApp group, you find the QR codes here. After becoming a member we will ask you via private message to verify your identity. Know other local alumni in the city? Please forward them the link so they can join!

Do you have ideas for interesting future local activities, or perhaps would like to help organize a borrel, company visit or speaker event (online or offline)? Please contact either myself (, TUDelft colleague Anouk Dijkstal ( or UTwente colleague Joe Laufer (

What else can you do as a WUR alumnus?

See below for a few options!

Follow one of our free online courses

Check out upcoming MOOCs from WUR, TUDelft and UTwente.

Offer students internships or jobs

Find more details on the career development platform from WUR, TUDelft and UTwente.

Return to us to persue a PhD, PDEng or a new career

Browse current opportunities from WUR, TUDelft and UTwente.

Recommend our BSc or MSc studies to others
View study programmes offered by WUR, TUDelft and UTwente.

Join fellow alumni in supporting education and research projects. Choose an interesting community project from the crowdfunding platforms of WUR, TUDelft and UTwente.

We really enjoyed meeting you online! Kind wishes:

from Wageningen, Denise Spiekerman, Alumni Relations Officer
from Twente, Joe Laufer, Relation Manager
from Delft, Anouk Dijkstal, Alumni Engagement Manager

Improve the concept | Fill out the survey

As this was our first online alumni event, we need your help to improve the concept. Please fill out the survey, it only takes a few minutes.>>>> GO TO SURVEY

Why did the Alumni Offices organise this online event?

For expats who are living outside of their own countries, alumni networks such as DEAN can be extremely useful resources for tapping into fellow alumni for advice and support particularly during crisis periods. The new online event format that we tested on Thursday the 26th, has been developed to enhance local connections between alumni and is an addition to other existing channels such as the Nordics Linkedin group and city based WhatsApp groups.