Engineers put maximum efforts to improve the quality of life in our society with their invaluable knowledge and technological solutions. KIVI offers its member engineers: communities for professional fields of study, a platform for addressing societal challenges, and the possibility to give direction to one’s career. All engineering disciplines are represented within KIVI. We organize a large number of activities throughout the year and provides professional services to our members all over the world. Of course we also focus on engineers from abroad who work or study in the Netherlands. In our international community we debate and highlight all activities in English throughout the year.


KIVI International Engineers

KIVI International Engineers is the section established to cater both international engineers living or working in the Netherlands and Dutch engineers with an international mindset interested in engineering in developing and developed countries. The scope is to form an community, a platform to discuss technical, societal topics, to inspire each other and to socialize.

KIVI International Engineers

PhD Corner

In the PhD Corner we feature the research and lives of engineers who are PhD candidates. This month we feature Emanuel Feru, PhD Candidate at Eindhoven University of technology. He is an international PhD Candidate from Romania. Emanuel’s areas of expertise are Transportation Engineering, Automotive Systems Engineering, Automotive Engineering. Emanuel has been doing his research in cooperation with TNO Automotive.


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KIVI Chairs

The intent of a KIVI Chair is to connect cutting edge research with knowledge developed in innovative companies and to establish an in-depth connection between professional engineers at a large variety of enterprises and engineers and researchers at the different universities. Currently there are three KIVI Chairs: Big Data Science, Architecture in Health and Dynamics Based Maintenance.

  • Contribute to the research by sharing your work experiences
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Hong Kong

Activity in the spotlight: Hong Kong study tour

Hong Kong is a vibrant city and a special administrative region of China (SAR). The region consists of 236 islands with a total area of 1.104 square kilometers and has over seven milion inhabitants (the area of the Netherlands is 40.000 square kilometers!). This clearly offers big challenges to the engineers of Hong Kong regarding spatial planning, health, waste management and sustainable energy.

Young KIVI Engineers organizes a study tour to discover the businesses from 24 March to 1 April 2017. Registration is still possible!

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2nd Friday Innovation Drinks

Every 2nd Friday of the month Young KIVI Engineers organize Innovation Drinks: socialize outside the office with other young industry professionals while exchanging ideas and making connections!


We combine an interactive program with interesting content, inspiring guest speakers and with the enjoyment of free drinks, finger food and fun. In Eindhoven, Twente and Delft, students and Young Professionals who are interested in innovation and technology meet each other and exchange ideas with professionals. The main goal is to amaze people, show innovative solutions and share the solution methods. If you are you interested in giving a presentation on one of the following Innovation Drinks, let us know at

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