Director of Nuffic nominated as Chairman of PO-Raad, the Dutch Association of Primary Schools

Freddy Weima, director of Nuffic, has been nominated as Chairman of PO-Raad, the Dutch Association of Primary Schools.

Freddy Weima, director of Nuffic, has been nominated as chairman of the PO-Raad, the sector organisation for primary education. After appointment by the members' meeting he will start in this new position in April.  

Weima has been the director of Nuffic since November 2012. In the eight years that followed, a lot has changed. Nuffic has developed strongly as a knowledge and expertise centre in areas such as diploma evaluation and data management. Weima was responsible for the merger with the European Platform and service provision in vocational education, as a result of which Nuffic became involved in internationalisation in all education sectors. In higher education, more attention has been paid to binding international talent and alumni relations. The Erasmus programme was also expanded considerably and the Orange Knowledge Programme, aimed at developing countries, was launched.

Weima: "It has been an honour and a pleasure to lead this beautiful organisation for so long. After sometimes turbulent years, in which internationalisation increasingly became a political theme, Nuffic is now in good shape. The new strategy and organisational structure inspire confidence in the future. I am therefore making the transition to the world of primary education with a good feeling."

Before joining Nuffic, Weima worked at CAOP, the knowledge and service centre in the field of employment in the public sector. Before that he worked for the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science, Social Affairs and Justice. He started his career as a political science lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, where he also graduated.