About us

We are building the university of the 21st century.

In our ideal world, as many people as possible are in touch with themselves and connected to others. As a collective, they address personal-professional, and societal challenges.

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Our story

'If Bildung is what we are missing, then we create the alternative ourselves.'

To the great desire for more space within education for the development of people, we saw the answer in Bildung: actively, consciously and ethically relating to your inner self, the other and the world. That is why we develop programs and offer training, coaching and advice around personal-professional development and social responsibility.

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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.

Our team

Tiffany Gritzalis

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
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Halima el Hajoui - Özen

Bildung coach and trainer
Inclusion and diversity manager
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Hans Schnitzler

Bildung Lecturer and Philosopher
Writer
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Rebecca Trouwee

Bildungtrainer
Educational Developer
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Durk Gardenier

Board De Bildung Academie
Public Sector Relationship Management
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Arabella Meyer

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Educational Developer
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Vera Donkers

Brand manager De Bildung Academie
Creative strategy
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Wiek Huibers

Bildung guide
Alumnus
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Anneke Godding

Bildungcoach
Event Manager
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Michiel Tolman

Director De Bildung Academie
Relationship Management Companies
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Fiorella Rijo

Bildungcoach
MBO-denktank alumna
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Astrid Elburg

Bildung teacher and coach
Leadership
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Leonie Moraal

Bildung guide
Entrepreneur
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Dylan Vianen

Board De Bildung Academie
Education Relationship Management
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Fatima Bouddokar

Bildung coach and trainer
Diversity & inclusion
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Mae-Yin Chan

Bildungcoach
Social Designer
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Marijn Moerman

Bildung and theater teacher
Philosopher
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Joost Verdonkschot

Bildung coach and trainer
Education Professional
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Klaas van Egmond

Bildung teacher and speaker
Professor of Environmental Science
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Tiffany Gritzalis

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Applied Psychologist
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Zelah Dorrestijn

Bildung coach and trainer
Psychosocial Therapist
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