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About the organisation

The Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) is the university in the Netherlands where students study part-time and follow online and activating education in bachelor and master degree programmes in seven fields of study. Characteristics of the education are openness, flexibility and quality. Enhancing the study success of students is an important point of focus. More than 14.000 students are studying at the OUNL and it has 671 employees. The OUNL has a network of regional study centres in the Netherlands and in Belgium (Flanders) ( The head office is situated in Heerlen.

The most modern technologies and educational insights are applied in bachelor and master programmes and courses and also in projects and programmes with partners. Nationally and internationally the OUNL plays a key role in the innovation of higher education. Education and research are closely interrelated which guarantees that the current state of science is applied. The OUNL not only invests in research in the various academic disciplines, but also in research in the field of learning, teaching and technology.

Role in the project

OUNL is project partner and leader of work package 2

Team members

  • Dr. Jeroen Winkels (WP leader/researcher)

  • Dr. Tom Melai (researcher)

  • Saskia van der Westen (researcher)

  • Prof. Paquita Perez Salgado (pilot contributer)

  • Assistant Prof. Michiel van Oosterzee (pilot contributer)

  • Connie Meegdes (financial officer)