The role of the partners
Five partners work together in Npuls. These are the VET Council (MBO Raad), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH), Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), SURF and the NRO. Each partner has its own role in the programme.
The sector associations (MBO Raad, VH and UNL) unite and represent all public institutions in further education in the Netherlands. Currently, there are 107 of them, but this number changes due to mergers. The sector associations ensure support for Npuls in their constituencies and form the bridge between the programme and their sector. Each association has a representative on the Npuls management team, a liaison.
For the MBO Raad this is Manon Geven, for the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences it is Elsbeth Vonkeman and for Universities of the Netherlands it is Anne-Roos Renkema.
SURF is also represented in the direction team, by Johanna de Groot. SURF’s involvement in the programme is twofold: SURF is the programme’s penman and implementer of activities in the programme, particularly within the technological infrastructure.
The fifth partner is NRO, the Dutch research council. NRO implements parts of the Npuls Knowledge Infrastructure.