Education Festival

Following the huge success of the first edition, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) is organising a second Education Festival. The VSNU Education Festival will take place on Thursday 24 May 2018. This year's festival will be held on the campus of Wageningen University & Research (Orion building), as it is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Festival will start at 10:00 and conclude with networking drinks beginning at 16:30.

Academic education is developing at a rapid pace. Interested in learning how universities are working to improve the quality of academic education, each and every day? Visit the Education Festival to exchange thoughts with students, lecturers and support staff. The plenary programme will focus on the professionalisation of lecturers and digital educational innovation. During dozens of workshops, the universities will share good examples, knowledge and experience gained in the practice of educational development in the broadest sense.

Programme in both Dutch and English

Both Dutch and English-speaking attendees are most welcome. The plenary part of the programme will be given in Dutch, with English-language interpretation available via headphones. Each round will include workshops offered in both English and Dutch.
You will receive a request to indicate your choice of workshops shortly before the Education Festival takes place.



You can register here for the Education Festival


Plenary opening session: lecturer professionalisation
- Presentation of report on UTQ peer review
- Key note ‘Improving how teaching achievement is measured and rewarded in higher education: outcomes of a global partnership project’ by Ruth Graham
Workshop I
- Lecturer Professionalisation Market
- Book presentation: Campus Walking Guide (Campuswandelgids)
Workshop II
Workshop III
Plenary closing remarks: digital educational innovation
- Rector Wageningen University
- “Future education? Today's education!
” by Farshida Zafar





Pieter Duisenberg
President of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands
Ruth Graham
Higher education consultant, leader of the international project ‘Recognising and rewarding teaching achievement in higher education’
Arthur Mol
Rector Wageningen University & Research

Farshida Zafar
Project lead, Online Education & Innovation (Erasmus University Rotterdam) & lecturer at Erasmus School of Law
Chair of the day: Rogier Elshout