Driving innovation together. That is the mission of SURF. Together with the institutions, we ensure that the education and research community has access to the finest and newest ICT facilities for top research and talent development. Within SURF, universities, universities of applied science, senior secondary vocational institutions (MBO), UMCs and research institutions work together to purchase or develop the best possible digital services and to stimulate knowledge sharing by continuing to innovate. Lifelong learning and more flexible education are trends that place new demands on the interpretation of education. ICT provides solutions to make this possible. Within SURF, we are working on improving access to more diverse learning materials and better insight into study data. Researchers generate more and more diverse data, or use existing (open) data. In order to give meaning to that data, you need unlimited and user-friendly access to secure and well-integrated data, computing and network facilities.