The Bildung Network

Redefine the concept of university

What did you really miss at school? What competencies do we need for systemic change? How do we stay mentally healthy in transformative times?

Help build the university of the 21st century: the ideal image of education, learning & development, where MBO, HBO and WO come together and for every phase of your life. Together with The Bildung Network, exchange ideas about programs and development paths that fit the social challenges of our time.

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Some of our building blocks

The University of the 21st Century:

Is an ideal vision.

We are not an existing institution, and we have no fixed location. The university of the 21st century is an invitation and a creative space to build together with The Bildung Network the ideal vision of education, learning, and development.

Is not about grades. 

We assess the development of self-awareness, the power to connect, creativity, and discipline to function well as a person and professional, leading a meaningful life.

You don't just walk in.

We are only accessible to people who have the desire to connect with themselves and with others while taking on social responsibility.

Only makes the teacher more important.

We see the teacher as an inspirer and guide, providing you with the tools and confidence to help you arrive at the right judgments, decisions, and actions in an abundance of information.

Provides education that touches you.

We offer inspiration and create synergy between the painful and liberating process of personal and social transformation.

Is for mbo, hbo and wo.

We look beyond educational levels and bring together diverse life experiences. Personal development enhanced with both theoretical and practical knowledge is essential to becoming the best version of yourself.

Is for every phase in your life.

We view personal development as a crucial human need, even during and after your professional life. Slowing down in the rat race creates space for new awareness, skills, and growth prospects.

Has no fixed location.

We see opportunities to develop yourself everywhere, as long as you train an open and attentive attitude. Our network is everywhere, from cultural venues to b-corps and from educational institutions to the public sector.

Takes a critical look at existing (power) structures.

We provide space for underrepresented perspectives and engage in difficult conversations to explore what we want to preserve or innovate in our future.

What building block would you like to add?

We continue to build together with anyone who thinks alongside us, follows our programs, or collaborates with us. This way, together with you we develop the building blocks of the university of the 21st century.

These people are already building

Tomas Björkman

Writer
Social entrepreneur

Merel Overgaag

Bildung teacher and coach
Creative concept developer

Nicole Bakker

Manager of Development & Guidance
Generation

Joris van der Krogt

Owner
Hashtagmedia

Floris Witteveen

Alumnus
Communication Studies

Vera Donkers

Brand manager De Bildung Academie
Creative strategy

Pablo Cantatore

Photographer
Social entrepreneur

Joost Verdonkschot

Bildung coach and trainer
Education Professional

Koen Wessels

Co-initiator
Educational Innovator

Arabella Meyer

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Educational Developer

Leonie Moraal

Bildung guide
Entrepreneur

Nick van Ballegooij

Alumnus
Student Communication

Fiorella Rijo

Bildungcoach
MBO-denktank alumna

Anne van der Krol

Alumna
Farmer in training

Vinod Subramaniam

Chairman of the Executive Board of the University of Twente
Professor

Wiek Huibers

Bildung guide
Alumnus

Lene Rachel Andersen

Writer
Head of Global Bildung

Tiffany Gritzalis

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Applied Psychologist

Haroon Sheikh

Bildung teacher and scientist
Bijzonder Hoogleraar

Halima el Hajoui - Özen

Bildung coach and trainer
Inclusion and diversity manager

Govert Buijs

Professor

Zelah Dorrestijn

Bildung coach and trainer
Psychosocial Therapist

Vincent Vegt

Alumnus
Halfjaarprogramma

Astrid Elburg

Bildung teacher and coach
Leadership

Tanja Jadnanansing

Politica

Mae-Yin Chan

Bildungcoach
Social Designer

Steven de Clercq

Alumnus & bildung teacher
Project Manager

Jeroen Smits

Strategist & Storyteller
Nice

Anneke Godding

Bildungcoach
Event Manager

Elize

Alumna
Grensverleggers

Klaas van Egmond

Bildung teacher and speaker
Professor of Environmental Science

Marijn Moerman

Bildung and theater teacher
Philosopher

Michiel Tolman

Director De Bildung Academie
Relationship Management Companies

Coco van der Burgh

Alumna
Food Technologist

Jaap Voigt

Bildung teacher and Inspirator
Inspiration

Fatima Bouddokar

Bildung coach and trainer
Diversity & inclusion

Ahlem Taboubi

Marketer

Jan Rotmans

Transition Expert
Professor

Laures Nooren

Remind Learning

Durk Gardenier

Board De Bildung Academie
Public Sector Relationship Management

Ylke van der Zwet

Alumna
Halfjaarprogramma

Roos Herings

Alumna
Psychology student

Charlene

Alumna
Ambassadeurs van Amsterdam

Hans Schnitzler

Bildung Lecturer and Philosopher
Writer

Rebecca Trouwee

Bildungtrainer
Educational Developer

Dylan Vianen

Board De Bildung Academie
Education Relationship Management

Leonard Hoek

Owner
Generation

Zakaria Makieh

Alumnus
Samen bouwen aan de toekomst

Niels Koldewijn

SH!FT Foundation
Grensverleggers
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Laures Nooren
Remind Learning
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Manager of Development & Guidance
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Niels Koldewijn
SH!FT Foundation
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Jeroen Smits
Strategist & Storyteller
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Steven de Clercq
Alumnus & bildung teacher
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Vinod Subramaniam
Chairman of the Executive Board of the University of Twente
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Pablo Cantatore
Photographer
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Jan Rotmans
Transition Expert
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Alumnus
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Huib Pruymboom
Bildung guide
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Halima el Hajoui - Özen
Bildung coach and trainer
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Merel Overgaag
Bildung teacher and coach
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Jan Geurtz
Bildung teacher and writer
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Joost Verdonkschot
Bildung coach and trainer
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Fatima Bouddokar
Bildung coach and trainer
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Klaas van Egmond
Bildung teacher and speaker
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Arabella Meyer
Project coordinator and Bildung coach
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Rebecca Trouwee
Bildungtrainer
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Vera Donkers
Brand manager De Bildung Academie
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Durk Gardenier
Board De Bildung Academie
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Astrid Elburg
Bildung teacher and coach
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Haroon Sheikh
Bildung teacher and scientist
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Marijn Moerman
Bildung and theater teacher
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Jaap Voigt
Bildung teacher and Inspirator
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Dylan Vianen
Board De Bildung Academie
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Zelah Dorrestijn
Bildung coach and trainer
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Tiffany Gritzalis
Project coordinator and Bildung coach
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Michiel Tolman
Director De Bildung Academie
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Hans Schnitzler
Bildung Lecturer and Philosopher
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Building the university of the 21st century we do together with The Bildung Network. A collective of individuals and organizations driven to connect with themselves and others, while taking on societal responsibility.