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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What SURF does

Over the next few years, the SURF organisation will work with members to increase the quality of education and research with the help of ICT innovation. We will do this on the basis of the SURF Strategy 2022-2027 that has been drawn up. We will also work on a more transparent SURF service, undertake CSR activities and test technologies in the Innovation Lab.

SURF Strategy 2022-2027

Onze focus 2022-2027

Much is changing in social, technological and economic terms. Dutch education and research are working together in SURF to meet these challenges. As a cooperative, we stand strong together. Read how we contribute to Dutch education and research today and tomorrow so they can excel.

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Towards a more transparent SURF service

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In 2020, we launched 1SURF. While all our services - think of the SURF network, the supercomputer and all the joint procurement and tendering processes - continued as usual, we set up a renewed organisation. As a result, we are now delivering a number of service harmonisation projects.

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SURF works on developments that are important for future generations. That is why we 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 corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy.


SURF Innovation Lab

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To meet all the challenges in research, education and society, innovation is crucial for SURF and its members. The SURF Innovation Lab brings together all activities and experiments in early innovation and open collaboration. We do this together with institutions and companies.

About Innovation Lab