Welcome to DANinUK

The Dutch Academic Network in the UK (DANinUK) is an open network for Dutch nationals working in Higher Education and (academic) research institutions in the United Kingdom.

Our Network —

DANinUK is a social and professional network for Dutch nationals working in Higher Education and (academic) research institutions in the United Kingdom.

Our aims are to:

  1. establish a stronger cooperation between the Netherlands and the UK in the field of higher education and academic research through networking with (academic) organisations and governments in both countries;
  2. promote social and professional interactions between Dutch nationals within the UK through events and national gatherings, knowledge transfer and regional activities.

Mentoring Scheme —

Have you just moved to the UK, or are you planning to move to the UK? Would you like some help finding your feet and navigating the cultural differences?

We are setting up a mentoring scheme to link you with another Dutch colleague in your region or academic area. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Join Us —

Register to become a member of DANinUK. An annual membership fee of £10 will be used to further develop our network and to organise activities and events.

Find us on our LinkedIn page to receive updates from DANinUK.

Waarom in het Engels? —

If you are all Dutch, then why is this page in English? To broaden the reach of DANinUK, the communication language is English. However, you will certainly hear Dutch spoken at our events!


News: #DealForScience —

DANinUK has added its support to #DealForScience, and we are joined by other international researcher networks in the UK. This is a call for continuation of research collaborations between EU and UK after Brexit: science is stronger when working together!

Sign the petition today: openpetition.eu/dealscience


Events & Activities

We organise (virtual) events to bring together Dutch academics in the UK.

Future Events —

We are currently planning new (virtual) events — watch this space.

Become a member to receive our newsletter and stay up to date!


Kick-Off Event —

In association with the Embassy of The Netherlands, the Dutch Academic Network in the UK (DANinUK) was officially launched in January 2020, attended by the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture & Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven; the Dutch Ambassador Simon Smits; and various Dutch and British stakeholders.

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Image credit: Tom Roberts

Contact Us

DANinUK is run by Dutch volunteers for Dutch nationals working in Higher Education and (academic) research institutions in the United Kingdom.


Board Members

Role Name Contact
Chair Martijn Zwijnenburg [web]
Secretary Nathalie van Meurs [web]
Treasurer Ewoud Compeer [web]
Event & PR Lotte de Winde [web]
Event & PR Milou van Poppel [web]

Regional Representatives

In order to facilitate local meet-ups, and mentoring support, DANinUK has local chapters.

Region Name Contact
Greater London Martijn Zwijnenburg [web]
North England Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis [web]
Scotland Liesbeth Tip [web]
South-East England (excl. London) Ewoud Compeer [web]
South-West/Wales Mark Schenk
Niek Buurma
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The Netherlands Tamara Buijs [web]