A lot is changing in society, technology and the economy. The Dutch education and research sector works together in SURF to address these challenges. As a cooperative, we stand strong together. In our new strategy, you can read how we are helping Dutch education and research to excel.
Educational and research institutions work hard to provide a safe digital environment for students and staff. They are faced with a dilemma: how do they guarantee security, autonomy and inclusion, while their dependence on dominant commercial parties is growing?
Services offered by SURF
At SURF, we develop IT services for education and research. Members and non-members can make use of these services. Read how we can help you further improve your education and research with IT.
SURF and CSR
SURF works on developments that are important for future generations. We therefore want to contribute to sustainability in the education and research sector. In addition, sustainability is an integral part of our services. We have an ambitious policy on corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Architecture and standards
With a joint information strategy, SURF helps institutions to collaborate on the organisation of the provision of information.
SURF wants to improve education and research with IT. In doing so, we wish to remove barriers to functional possibilities, accessibility, and collaboration. We are therefore working on digital openness: open access to research results, learning materials, standards, and programme code (open source).
SURF Open Innovation Lab
Innovation is crucial for SURF and its members if they are to meet all the challenges facing research, education and society. The SURF Open Innovation Lab brings together all activities and experiments in the field of early innovation and open collaboration. We do this together with institutions and businesses.
SURF Magazine provides information about what SURF does, the impact of the SURF Cooperative, and trends and developments in ICT in education and research. What transformations and developments will take place in education and research in the coming years, and what role will ICT play in them? What is the impact of innovations on education and research? And what is SURF's vision as an ICT cooperation partner?