Education is essential when it comes to raising new generations who will continue to develop sustainable solutions for global issues. From an early age, Dutch pupils are introduced to design and technology at school, and are encouraged to tackle challenges in the water, energy and food sectors. We are eager to show how education can create a new generation of problem solvers.

Education in the Netherlands

The Dutch education system is regarded as a fair system with equal opportunities for all and it continues to rank well internationally. Through its education policy the Netherlands promotes learning, skills acquisition and knowledge. Education is compulsory from age 5 to 16. However most children start primary school at age 4. Education is divided into primary, secondary and tertiary education. Furthermore, an increasing number of Dutch adults have committed to life-long learning. 

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