Innovation in education through research

The Netherlands Initiative for Educational Research (NRO) contributes to innovation and improvements in education by coordinating and funding educational research and by facilitating the connections between educational practice and research.

Our focus is on education research: whether that examines the class (processes and learning outcomes), school (organisation and effectiveness) or the entire of the Netherlands (education and society). NRO encourages and facilitates the dissemination of all knowledge emerging from research into educational practice.

Comenius programme

Comenius programme

Comenius programme

The Comenius programme stimulates innovation in Dutch higher education. The grants and fellowships enable professionals in higher education to implement their ideals and ideas in practice.

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basic principles

basic principles

Basic principles

NRO works from knowledge demand and programming to, eventually, disseminating the results, along three basic principles.

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utilizing knowledge

utilizing knowledge

From knowledge to practice

Knowledge from education research must benefit educational practice and policy as much as possible.

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international activities

international activities

NRO’s international activities

NRO participates in a number of international activities.

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