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, the possibility to give direction to one’s career and a great social network. All engineering disciplines are represented within KIVI. We organize a large number of activities throughout the year and provide professional services to our members. Of course we also focus on engineers from abroad who work or study in the Netherlands. In our international community we highlight activities and topics which are of special interest for expats.


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.

Would you be interested in being part of the team which sets up this community, find out about the possibilities here.
You can join the section as a general member by signing up with KIVI.

Section KIVI International Engineers & activities in English

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.


Do you also want to send in your research, write a blog or do you have any other questions? Please contact

Enter the PhD Corner
Big Data

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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Activity in the spotlight: What are our objects telling us

If objects are taken as a language, an understanding of their structures and capacity to carry meaning becomes relevant. A comprehension of their grammar and semiotics that opens a crevice to the mechanisms lying behind the designed poetry of their physical presence. Through it we can get a glimpse to the guts of the artificial ecosystem we live within. Do we understand what our objects are telling us?

Activity on Wednesday 1 November in Utrecht

Do we understand what our objects are telling us?

2nd Friday & Innovation Drinks

  • Are you a young engineer or a technical student (shortly before graduation)?
  • Are you interested in engineering & innovation?
  • Fancy a drink after a week of hard work while meeting new people?

Then visit our 2nd Friday meetings in Eindhoven and Delft or the Innovation Drinks in Twente; a relaxed afternoon drink, with an inspirational and interactive presentation or workshop.
You can expect speakers from companies or with an academic background. Subjects range from building a sustainable village to career planning and from fashion tech to getting started in business. It’s all about having fun, connecting with your peers and gaining new insights and experiences.

Check out what activities are being organized and register online.
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