Mr Freddy Weima

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Freddy Weima (1971) is Director-General of Nuffic.
Freddy Weima

He took up this position at the end of 2012. He was responsible for the merger with European Platform and the launch of services for the vocational education sector. This means Nuffic now operates in all education sectors. In 2017 he presented Internationalisation for all, the first internationalisation agenda for all education sectors.

Freddy Weima previously worked at the Labour Market unit of the CAOP – the knowledge and services centre for labour issues in the public domain. In this position he served as director of the centre of expertise for the educational labour market, SBO (Sectorbestuur Onderwijsarbeidsmarkt) and secretary of the Education Foundation (Stichting van het Onderwijs) and of the Labour Market Platform for Primary Education (Arbeidsmarktplatform Primair Onderwijs). He was also closely involved in the Dutch Knowledge and Innovation Agenda.

Freddy Weima graduated with honour in political science at the University of Amsterdam. He also studied at the San Francisco State University, where he was a teaching assistant as well. He started his career as a political science lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. After this, he joined the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as a policy assistant.

Mr Weima subsequently worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and for the National Agency of Correctional Institutions (DJI) of the Ministry of Justice.

In addition to his main role Freddy Weima is a member of the Management Board of Nether-ER, the representation of the Dutch knowledge community in Brussels, and a member of Dingtiid, the body established by law to advise the government on Frisian language policy. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of various organisations, including the British Council and Academic Transfer. He previously served as a member of the provincial council of North Holland and member of the supervisory board of the Spinoza Lyceum in Amsterdam.

Proposed ministry decision on Nuffic task portfolio

17 July 2019
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) recently announced its proposed decision of reducing the subsidy provided to Nuffic, effective from 2021.

Share your successes and good ideas with the entire education sector

15 January 2019
From newspaper editorials to the vision memo of the Minister of Education, the internationalisation of education features more prominently than ever on the public agenda.