Flexible education organisation
Students expect convenience and freedom of choice, to study what they want, in their own time, place and pace. As long as they study, but also in lifelong development. Institutions should offer flexibility where students ask for it, for instance making the education offer more flexible, facilitating student mobility and issuing digital certificates.
Hogeschool Leiden
Alexander Blanc

Alexander Blanc


Flexible education in practice

Get inspired by the great practical examples from various educational institutions in the Netherlands.

Universities, colleges and mbo institutions issue edu badges

Voorbeelden edubadges

More than 25 institutions issue edubadges. Discover the experiences of Erasmus University Rotterdam, Hogeschool Rotterdam, mboRijnland and other institutions that are already taking first steps to apply edubadges in practice.

Taking a subject at another university


We want to make it a lot easier for students to take courses at other educational institutions. In such a way that students remain in control of their data, and so their privacy is protected. The UU, TU/e and WUR are experimenting with SURF's developed infrastructure within the Student Mobility project of the Flexibilisation zone of the Acceleration Plan. The alliance with TU Delft, Leiden University, Erasmus University will also start the pilot in 2022.

Read more about the pilot on the website of Versnellingsplan

Educational logistics for flexible education: 6 real-life case studies

Praktijkcasussen onderwijslogistiek

6 institutions reveal how they shape flexibilisation in the report Educational logistics for flexible education. Are you concerned with organising flexible education within a higher education institution? This report shows how other institutions approached this.

Read the publication

Projects Incentive scheme Exchanging educational supply data

Studenten individueel aan tafels in open ruimte met verschillende devices

Codarts, Wageningen University, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Saxion, Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology experimented in 2019 with unlocking and exchanging educational offerings data from different source systems via the Open Education API. As many as 10,000 educational units were presented.

Read more about the incentive scheme