On our way to 1SURF

With the arrival of a new Executive Board and the planned closure of the operating companies, major steps are currently being taken towards a renewed, transparent SURF organisation.

Building an ambitious SURF

Behind the scenes, we are working hard to achieve greater coherence, effectiveness, and efficiency in innovation projects and in the provision of services. We are also strengthening and anchoring the collaboration with our members. Together, we are building a recognisable, decisive, and ambitious SURF. A SURF that will continue to make great use of the opportunities for digitising education and research in the future.

Through these pages we will keep you informed of developments regarding the changes in our organisation.

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Internal changes

Various project teams reporting to the board are currently working hard to streamline new internal agreements and procedures. We are following a careful process in close coordination with the Central Works Council.

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Significant changes

SURF is sailing a new course. In consultation with our members, we are strongly focusing on ground-breaking innovation with an impact on education and research. In addition, we will continue to provide and develop high-quality services.

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Vergaderlocatie bij SURF


At the board level, the changes in our governance have already been set in motion. The portfolio allocation within the Executive Board has also been determined.

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The most important milestones on our way to 1SURF.

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Effective services

SURF provides services and expertise on which its members build their own digital services and processes and on which students, researchers, instructors, and staff (in)directly depend. For each area, we look at how to implement theses services as effectively as possible.

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Innovation with impact

In the renewed 1SURF organisation, we opt for a separate positioning of technological (process) innovation for research and education. Our goal is clear: with pioneering activities we ensure the visible and high impact innovation the SURF members ask for.

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