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  • Benefits for alumni Lifelong learning The exchange of additional cultural-social aspects Better prospects on employment To have and relive the memories of ITC. Benefits for our client organisations To improve capacity building Better educated staff Research output available Benefits for ITC Capacity building To continue recruiting and education Marketing and market assessment in order to improve quality of courses Develop projects and research activities Staff involvement with alumni activities
  • The main tasks of the Alumni Office are to: - stay in regular contact with alumni through general and personal communications - organise networking events with alumni - create awareness about the potential of the ITC alumni network - coordinate efficient use of this potential within ITC and by partners of ITC - coordinate ITC marketing efforts whenever they involve ITC alumni - support alumni and alumni associations - update and manage contact details of alumni (CRM)
  • ITC News Magazine ITC News is the quarterly published magazine that focuses on ITC’s alumni. ITC News is distributed free of charge to alumni, students, staff, Dutch embassies, partners and other parties. Alumni Update (digital newsletter) ITC Update is the electronic newsflash for alumni, bringing information on recent and upcoming ITC events in Enschede and across the world. Alumni who’s who Email account ITC offers a free mailbox to its alumni in order to stimulate communication between fellow-course mates and to keep you informed about the latest activities and developments at ITC
  • Refresher courses Refresher courses, which are certificate courses (mostly of two-week duration) organised for alumni in their home countries or regions, are meant to increase the impact and prolong the effect of earlier training. Workshops/seminars Whenever possible staff members will develop a workshop or seminar during their stay abroad or while visiting a conference. The workshop or seminar will focus on a specific subject related to the conference or adjusted to the demand of the alumni.
  • Alumni Associations At the moment there are more than 20 ITC alumni associations around the world, providing an umbrella for alumni. ITC gives active support to those alumni who wish to establish national ITC alumni associations in their own countries. Alumni Gatherings Wherever and whenever possible, ITC organises meetings and receptions linked with the missions of its staff. Advance notification of these networking events is given in ITC News and on the alumni web pages, as well as by e-mail.  
  • Library The Institute offers its alumni access to ITC's extensive library services. The library catalogue ADLIB, the digital Library and the Academic output is accessible through the library website Open source software Diploma transcript Update Personal contact details


  • 1. ITC Alumni Worldwide Alumni Network Forging Links, Forging friendships Jorien Terlouw November 2009
  • 2. Where are we?
  • 3. What are we?
    • Specialised Institute
    • Knowledge field: geo-information science & earth observation
    • ITC’s core activities
      • Education
      • Research
      • Project services
    • 2010: Faculty of Twente University
    Photo: Gerard Kuster
  • 4.
    • Focus on tools, methods and applications in:
      • Urban planning
      • Land administration
      • Disaster management
      • Strengthening civil society
      • Water management
      • Earth sciences
      • Environmental management and biodiversity
      • Food security
    Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
  • 5. Courses
    • Applied Earth Sciences (AES)
    • Geoinformatics (GFM)
    • Governance and Spatial Information Management (GSIM)
    • Land Administration (LA)
    • Natural Resources Management (NRM)
    • Urban Planning and Management (UPM)
    • Water Resources and Environmental Management (WREM)
    • More information: www.itc.nl/education
  • 6.
    • More than 20,000 people from over 170 countries studied at ITC in the past 60 years.
    • ITC alumni, their organisations, and the institute itself, benefit from the extensive and powerful network, intensive contacts and on-going services offered.
    Worldwide network
  • 7. Worldwide network
    • Benefits for alumni
        • Lifelong learning
        • Better prospects on employment
    • Benefits for client organisations
        • Better educated staff
        • improve capacity building
    • Benefits for ITC
        • Marketing and market assessment in order to improve quality of courses
  • 8. Origin ITC Alumni 1950-2008
  • 9. ITC Alumni Office
    • Jorien Terlouw
      • Alumni Coordinator
    • Saskia Tempelman
      • Administrative support
    • Within the Communication Department in cooperation with the Marketing and Scientific Departments
  • 10. ITC Alumni Office
    • The Alumni Office has the responsibility to coordinate the ITC alumni network in a sustainable way in order to be accessible to ITC, its partners, students and alumni.
  • 11. ITC Alumni Office
    • The main tasks of the Alumni Office:
      • Regular contact
      • Alumni Events
      • Awareness of the network
      • Marketing
      • Support
      • Manage contact details
  • 12. Publications
    • ITC News Magazine
    • Alumni Update Newsletter
    • ITC website
      • Alumni pages
      • Alumni who’s who
      • Email account
  • 13. Life-long learning
    • Refresher courses
      • Staff members develop in cooperation with ITC and/or Netherlands Alumni Associations refresher courses
    • Workshops/seminars
      • Staff members give workshops or seminars during their stay abroad or while visiting a conference.
    One day tutorial 2008, Sri Lanka
  • 14. Life after ITC…
    • ITC Alumni Associations (IAA)
      • At the moment there are around 20 active ITC alumni associations.
    • Alumni Gatherings
      • Wherever and whenever possible, ITC organises together with the IAAs meetings and receptions.
    IAA Nepal Annual meet 2009
  • 15. Other services
    • Library
      • The Institute offers its alumni
      • access to ITC's extensive library
      • services
    • Diploma Transcripts
    • ITC alumni on LinkedIn
    • Open Source Software
      • ILWIS
  • 16.
    • After 60 years of existence,
    • a truly Worldwide Alumni Network!
  • 17. T hank you for your attention! Jorien Terlouw terlouw@itc.nl or alumni@itc.nl www.itc.nl