In 2010 spending by the Dutch ministry for education totalled more than €29.8 billion euro, equivalent to 5% of GDP, similar to 2009. This amount includes student grants, loans and scientific research. Expenditure amounted to 15.9% of government spending, which is a decrease of approximately 1% compared to 2009.
Education and ICT in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a well developed and sophisticated market seeking innovative education and
ICT solutions for all ages at all levels in their education system.
In 2010 spending by the Dutch ministry for education totalled more than ?29.8 billion euro,
equivalent to 5% of GDP, similar to 2009. This amount includes student grants, loans and
scientific research. Expenditure amounted to 15.9% of government spending, which is a decrease
of approximately 1% compared to 2009.
In the 2010/11 school year, nearly 3.8 million students were enrolled in government-funded
education, which was provided by more than 8,200 schools. Public education accounts for nearly
330,000 full-time jobs.
1. ICT policies to focus on three main issues
? professionalisation of the teacher
? the school as an organisation, overall integration of ICT
? optimal use of digital learning material
2. ICT programmes
? Stimulating the use of digital learning material
? Stimulating learning platforms for teachers
? Stimulating digital learning environments
? Innovation programmes
3. ICT in the curriculum
? ICT is not a compulsory element, but various organisations such as the Kennisnet
Foundation stimulate schools to integrate ICT in their education.
4. ICT based assessment
? Schools at all levels/ages increasingly use ICT-based assessments.
5. Digital learning resources and service
? Content Development Strategies
? E-Content Development
? User-generated Content
? WEB 2.0 - Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning is constantly increasing
? Content Sharing
? Learning Platforms (kennisnet; leraar24)
Latest export opportunities ? Education & Training
Latest export opportunities ? ICT
Latest export opportunities ? The Netherlands
Getting into the market
Through a distributor or regional buyer representing a group of schools.
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke
market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market
Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists
in country - or contact your local international trade team.
? Fran Edmonds, British Embassy The Netherlands Tel: +31704270306
? Elly Bierens, British Embassy The Netherlands. Tel: +30704270303
Contact your local international trade team
23-24 November 2011
Conference for education and ICT
28-29 March, 2012
Trade show for education and ICT
20-26 January 2013
Trade show for education in general
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to
overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
Latest events ? Education & Training
Latest events ? ICT
Latest events ? The Netherlands
More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters