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

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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.

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SURFacademy: meetings on ICT in education and research

SURFacademy is our professionalisation programme on current ICT themes for staff in education and research. Together with our members, we organise various types of meetings and exchange knowledge and experience about products, services and project results. SURFacademy combines national strengths in the field of education and research. There are around 100 meetings a year, with more than 3.500 participants.

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Looking back on the SURF Education Days

The SURF Education Days are the source of inspiration for teachers, ICT support staff and policymakers in the Netherlands in the field of educational innovation with ICT. The 2019 edition was about accelerating educational innovation. More than 1.000 unique visitors joined a very strong programme with stimulating keynotes that took them into the world of educational innovation.

View the retrospective of SURF Education Days 2019 (in Dutch)

Surf Onderwijsawards 2019

SURF stories

Personal stories about the impact of our innovations.

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.

Employee story

"My colleagues are all very different people, but share the same passion and sense of humour. This makes my work a lot of fun."

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