D. Olthof (Dorette)

Management assistant CTS/MFS

About Me

Dorette Olthof was born and raised in the beautiful historical city of Zutphen in “de achterhoek”. In 1993 she finished the College of Higher Professional Education (Economics and Linguistics) in Enschede. Soon after college she started at the University in Enschede. At first at the Construction group and later with the financial department and the Water group. Later she started working at the Centre for Transport Studies and still does find this the nicest group to work for. The best part of her job is organizing parties and meetings and that she can still practice her English is a nice benefit. Going to Africa with the group (in 2000) and the 2 week English course in Brighton with the secretaries were two nice highlights!

In her spare time, Dorette enjoys reading (Harlan Coben, Nicci French, but also Vestdijk and Shakespeare), going to the movies, meeting her girlfriends somewhere in the Netherlands and going on a holiday. She also likes making necklaces and bracelets and drawing. Another passion is photography, her camera is accompanying her everywhere. 

Professional Experience

  • 1995 – CURRENT
    Secretary at Centre for Transport Studies, University of Twente
  • 1994
    Runoto Leasing BV Oldenzaal (commercial and administrative employee)

  • 1993
    Selecta Spel en Hobby, Barneveld (dissertation project)
  • 1992
    TBI Enschede/Berlijn (administrative employee)


  • 1993
    College of Higher Professional Education (Economics and Linguistics), Enschede

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room Z225
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  Z225
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands