What does SURF think?

We regularly produce position and information papers on various topics. In this report we briefly describe our vision on these subjects for executives, policymakers and politicians. These papers form the foundation for the conversation we have with them.

Take advantage of the opportunities of digital learning resources

Digitalisation offers new opportunities for higher education, such as the integrated, enriched and flexible provision of digital learning resources to students. Accessible, affordable and high quality learning resources improve their use and contribute to optimised study results.

Download position paper digital educational resources

To an eduID for all students in the Netherlands

Trends such as digitalisation, flexibility and internationalisation play an important role in secondary vocational and higher education. These trends are changing education in their very own special way.

 Eduid voor alle studenten in Nederland (Dutch only)

Netherlands: Invest in digital infrastructure

For the 2017 elections, SURF formulated a number of focal points for the new Cabinet term. These focal points are still relevant in order for the Netherlands to maintain its current position as an innovative knowledge economy and digital mainport.

 Download key issues 2017-2021 (Dutch only)

Open up access to research results, learning materials, standards and sources

SURF strives to improve education and research using IT. In doing so, we want to remove as far as possible barriers to functional possibilities, accessibility, and collaboration. That is why SURF supports open access to research results, learning materials, standards and open source.

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Internet Governance: an open, accessible, reliable Internet

In SURF's view, excellent IT facilities strengthen top research and education. The Internet plays an important role in this and has developed into an indispensable tool. We want to ensure that the Internet's potential for research and education develops as well as possible and remains available.

Read more about Inter Governance(Dutch only)