Education and ICT in the Netherlands

An Expert's View about Educational and Community Associations in the Netherlands

Posted on: 21 Nov 2011

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. Market overview 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. Key opportunities 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. Contacts 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 Major Events www.ieniconferentie.nl 23-24 November 2011 Conference for education and ICT www.ipononline.nl 28-29 March, 2012 Jaarbeurs, Utrecht Trade show for education and ICT www.not-online.nl 20-26 January 2013 Jaarbeurs, Utrecht Trade show for education in general UKTI Events 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 Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 21 November 2011