Acceleration Agenda for Innovation in Education

By 8 November 2017News, Publications

On 8 November 2017, the Association of universities in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF jointly presented an agenda to accelerate innovation in education. With this acceleration agenda, they are committed to seeking a joint route to successful change.

The Association of universities in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF want to focus on pooling initiatives, knowledge and experience, and getting to work quickly and practically on the topics where synergy is possible and opportunities exist for higher education in the Netherlands. Institutions can also, for example, work together to ensure that students are provided with digital teaching materials, and lecturers are able to (re)use each other’s teaching materials. All institutions can also benefit from better combining the research into the effectiveness of innovation in education. And the joint collaboration towards EdTech companies can improve the synergy between education and suppliers.

The Dutch research universities, universities of applied sciences and SURF are working together to develop a short-term, concrete agenda for work over the next four years. They have set up a steering group that consists of administrators from the institutions. The steering group will present the agenda of work by May 2018 at the latest, to the boards of the Association of universities in the Netherlands, the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and SURF.

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