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The Dutch Higher Education Premium is awarded every year by the Ministry of OCW to education teams that deliver a special performance. Nominated teams have a chance to win an amount of €1.2 million, €800,000 or €500,000. Do you and your team work together to improve or innovate education? Read on and register the team no later than 5 July 2021 to compete for the award.

Nomination UvA education team

For the Dutch Higher Education Award 2022, the UvA can submit one nomination for a successful education team that has made an outstanding or exceptional contribution to the renewal and/or improvement of higher education in the past four years. Eligible teams consist of 2 to 10 members with various roles, such as lecturers, education director, PhD students, student assistants.

Sign up, selection and nomination

The University Education Committee (UCO) of the UvA compiles a longlist of education teams that could be nominated on behalf of the UvA. Employees and students can also submit a project no later than Monday 5 July 2021, using this application form (in Dutch).

A complete application does not yet have to be worked out for the long list. The UCO will compile a shortlist of a maximum of three education teams from the long list. These three teams will work out a project description between 15 July and 1 September 2021. Based on the project descriptions, the UCO selects the UvA's definitive nomination for the Dutch Higher Education Premium 2022. This application is further elaborated by the nominated team with a working group from the UCO, an editor and a designer. The application must be submitted by the UvA no later than 1 November 2021.

About the Dutch Higher Education Premium

In March 2021, the minister awarded the first Dutch Higher Education Award. The award was created to increase the appreciation of education with a large or special impact and to reward this education. The premium is awarded to education teams that have delivered an outstanding or special performance with regard to innovation or improvement of education. The premium (€1.2 million for the number 1) is awarded annually to three educational teams from             

higher education with an applied emphasis (HBO) and three from higher education at universities (WO). The premium helps education teams to finance projects for the renewal or improvement of higher education. For more information, see the website of the Dutch Higher Education Award.


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