Education, Research & Valorisation Steering Group (SOOV)

The SOOV is the administrative gateway for decision-making in the Board on matters of education and research. This involves monitoring the conditions and preconditions for academic education, research and valorisation, defining positions on key policy proposals, and exchanging knowledge and experiences relating to these topics.


Joint projects include the University Teaching Qualification, teacher training programmes for primary and secondary education, intake and selection and promotion of the quality and integrity of academic research, the contribution of research to social and economic development, and the digital society. The SOOV meets five times per year.

Prof. dr. ir. Karen Maex is the president and Prof. dr. Elmer Sterken is the vice president steering group.Its secretary from the VSNU is Wouter Feldberg.