Thanks to more than 20 years of investing, the quality of the infrastructure in the Netherlands is very high. From sea cables to connectivity and digital skills. This can only remain so if the Netherlands continues to do so. Other countries are very proactive and it takes more effort to maintain that top position.
Read the blog about how Minister van Engelshoven contributes to digitalisation in education (in Dutch).
The open network exchange for light paths for enhanced cooperation worldwide.
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.
"My colleagues are all very different people, but share the same passion and sense of humour. This makes my work a lot of fun."
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.