SURF is putting research support in the spotlight; it is of great importance for the continuity of academic and applied research. The department is an important advisor and supporter, enabling researchers to do what they do best: new groundbreaking research.
What started as an annoyance for a SURF employee led to a service that provides secure wifi at 30,000 locations with a single account: eduroam. A lot has happened in the intervening 19 years.
SURF and other educational organisations are now making an urgent appeal to Google's social responsibility to ensure that the privacy of pupils and students is properly safeguarded.
Driving ICT innovation in education and research together
More than 100 education and research institutions in the Netherlands work together in the SURF cooperative to fully utilise the opportunities of digitalisation. Our goal: improved and more flexible education and research.
Personal stories about the impact of our innovations.
PRESTO: Peer assessment in relay form
An innovative and educational form of education, but also a moral dilemma. Says lecturer Technical Public Administration Pieter Bots.
'We are all in the same boat'
He was always quite capable of keeping an academic distance from his research on climate change. Read the story of climate scientist Leo van Kampenhout (UU), who studies the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and its effect on the rise in sea levels.
The doctorate of a sweet tooth
For years we have known that almost all forms of human behaviour are partly hereditary. Read the story of Fleur Meddens (VU and EUR) about predicting behaviour on the basis of DNA.
Working at SURF
Working at SURF means working in an innovative organisation that plays an important role in society. Do you wish to set ambitious goals, and continue to develop your personal strengths? Then working at SURF might be just the thing for you.
What can you do in the field of educational innovation?
SURF employs smart, opinionated and driven professionals. They are always looking for ways in which technology can benefit education and research, in order to make them better, more attractive and more accessible. Do you recognize yourself here and would you like to work on innovations for education and research? Submit a pitch and meet our innovation team!
Measures by SURF around the coronavirus
During the corona crisis, SURF is doing everything in its power to provide extra support to our affiliated institutions with ICT services for education and research. We have taken extra measures to that end and made new services and knowledge available.