eduID: 1 digital identity for students

Education digitalises and is becoming more and more flexible. Students want to shape their own educational career. This creates logistical and administrative challenges. Therefore SURF, together with the institutions, is developing eduID: one identity that students can use at any educational institution: before, during, and after their studies.

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What does SURF want to achieve?

SURF wants future students to log in easily and securely with eduID at any educational institution in the Netherlands - during and after their studies. To achieve this, we are developing a secure and reliable architecture, in close consultation with the institutions and important stakeholders like the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and Studielink. In 2020, we want to launch a first version of eduID to gain experience together with students and institutions. To achieve this, we are conducting several pilots.

eduID principles

  • personal
  • user is in charge
  • usable for life, even after graduation
  • privacy-friendly
  • to be enriched with other education-related matters about student, institution, study

eduID enables you to

  • identify and authorise students
  • exchange student information or obtained results digitally
  • simplify the registration process
  • have a life-long view and control of one's own educational data
  • gain insight in educational careers at the end of studies or offer services to alumni

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Read about eduID pilots

In the past 2 years we have gained a lot of experience with the Edubadges pilot and learned a lot about eduID. In 2020, a major pilot will be added, the student mobility pilot: registering for a course at another institution with 1 click.

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eduID benefits

SURF sees eduID as a precondition for meeting the challenges of greater flexibility in education and lifelong development. But what specifically does eduID offer institutions and students?

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