Codarts Student Life nominated for the Dutch Higher Education Premium

Codarts Student Life is one of the six educational teams in higher vocational and scientific education that have been nominated for the Dutch Higher Education Premium 2022. The total sum to be divided among the winners is €5 million. On Thursday, 12 May, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Dijkgraaf will announce the winners of the Dutch Higher Education Premium.

Stephanie Keizer-Hulsebosch, Head of hoofd Codarts Student Life: “This nomination is such an enormous recognition of the team’s performance over the past decade. With it, the jury acknowledges that our programme is innovative and leading within the field of art education and beyond. It also underlines the importance of students’ well-being as an integral part of their talent development. We are proud of the fact that Codarts has been championing this approach for so many years!”

The Dutch Higher Education Premium is a form of acknowledgement for educational innovation at universities and academies and is also intended as an important sign of appreciation for educational teams that perform exceptionally well. In addition, it is an incentive for teachers to continue to work on educational innovation and the sharing of knowledge. The Dutch Higher Education Premiums were awarded for the first time last year.

The six nominated educational teams – three from academies and three from universities – will receive either €1.2 million, €800,000 or €500,000. The prize money can be used for extraordinary projects that make a special contribution to the innovation and/or improvement of higher education.

Minister Robbert Dijkgraaf: “I think it is important to highlight these excellent performances of teachers. Innovation and collaboration are as important in education as in research. That is what I wish to recognise and promote with this premium.”

The five other nominated educational teams and their projects are: Inclusive Community Lab (NHL Stenden Hogeschool), Pulsed (Fontys Hogeschool), Amsterdam Law Practice (UvA), The Learning Mindset (Leiden University) and Shaping Responsible Futures (TU Twente).