IST helps promote and develop the Twente region

IST works alongside a number of organizations who make it their mission to steward the Twente region into the twenty-first century.

Twente Branding

The Twente Branding foundation is responsible for building, monitoring and facilitating the Twente brand.

Expat Centre East

Expat Center East Netherlands is an initiative of World Trade Center Twente (WTC) . The office of Expat Center East Netherlands is located within the WTC in Hengelo and once a week hosts a Welcome Center at the Stadskantoor in Enschede together with Immigration Service, IND.

Its aim is to provide information and offer services to companies in the east of the Netherlands and their highly skilled international employees on all matters concerning moving to the Netherlands. With this the relocation for both HR managers and expats is made as smooth as possible.

Together with social and service partners, the ECE offer services which vary from practical (formalities, finding a house, information meetings, Dutch language training) and social aspects of moving to another country. For the latter they organize events on a regular basis, like the monthly Expat Meet&Greet and family outings a few times a year. Through an English newsletter and social media we keep the internationals informed about practical matters, but also fun facts and interesting activities in the area. The Expat Center works closely together with International School Twente (IST), Immigration & Naturalisation Service (IND) and Twente Branding ( ECE is supported by the province of Overijssel and Regio Twente, specifically the municipalities of Almelo, Borne, Enschede, Hengelo, Hof van Twente and Oldenzaal

The Expat Center East Netherlands is a central point for companies and expats. Their team of locals and expats are here to serve you

Gemeente Enschede

The municipality of Enschede is the heart of the Twente region, and the location of the IST campuses.

University of Twente

The University of Twente offers a wide range of programmes from pre-university programmes to in-company training sessions and from summer school to part-time master’s.