SURF is the collaborative organisation for ICT in Dutch education and research

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.

SURF agenda

  1. Femke Morsch in gesprek met de dagvoorzitter tijdens Whta's Next

    Seminar What's next @ SURFconext

    10 Jun
    We will bring you up to speed on the latest developments in SURFconext and Identity and Access Management. Sign up!
  2. Beeldmerk SURF Research Cloud: tekening van een wolk met onderzoekers en instellingen

    Introduction to SURF Research Cloud

    12 May
    Do you want to create and manage your own work environment and run powerful applications on it? SURF Research Cloud opens the door to cloud computing.

SURF stories

Personal stories about the impact of our innovations.

Pieter Bots TUDelft

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.

Read the SURF Story (in Dutch)

Leo van Kampenhout

'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.

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Onderzoeker Fleur Meddens van de Vrije Universiteit

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.

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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.


Momenteel hebben we geen openstaande vacatures.

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!

More information

student met VR-bril

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.