About SURF
SURF is a cooperative association of Dutch educational and research institutions in which the members combine their strengths. Within SURF, we work together to acquire or develop the best possible digital services, and to encourage knowledge sharing through continuous innovation. The members are the owners of SURF.
SURF Cooperative

There is a growing awareness in society and education that the deployment of intelligent technology requires reflection and guidance to exploit opportunities and manage risks, which the technology also entails.

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Organisation & governance

SURF is a cooperative with over 100 members. The members own SURF: together we set the course.

Our members are represented in the Members' Council, the highest body within the cooperative. The Members' Council appoints the Executive Board, which, among other things, determines SURF's policy and strategy. In addition, the Supervisory Board and the Scientific Technical Council (WTR) are part of the organisational structure. The members of the WTR are also appointed by the Members' Council.

Each SURF member institution appoints a Coordinating SURF Contact (CSC). In addition, various communities and special interest groups (SIGs) are active within SURF.

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