Universiteiten van Nederland

Organisation profile

In the Universiteiten van Nederland (UNL), Dutch universities work together towards a strong university sector.

Activites in AI field

Dutch universities invest in world-class AI research, education and valorisation, with participation of many academic disciplines.

Contribution to the NL AIC

UNL and the NFU set up an AI expert table in 2020. Through this expert group, the AI activities of the Dutch universities across all disciplines can be coordinated, and joint input can be provided to relevant bodies, in particular the Dutch AI Coalition.


To ensure that the Netherlands can keep up with Europe’s leaders in AI knowledge, it is important to guide national AI research and education in a coordinated way.


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Building blocks & Sectors
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Building blocks

The NL AIC collaborates on the necessary common knowledge and expertise, resulting in five themes, also called building blocks. Those are important for a robust impact in economic and social sectors.


AI is a generic technology that is ultimately applicable in all sectors. For the development of knowledge and experience in the use of AI in the Netherlands, it is essential to focus on specific industries that are relevant to our country. These industries can achieve excellent results, and knowledge and experience that can be leveraged for application in other sectors.

Become a participant

The Netherlands AI Coalition is convinced that active collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders is essential to stimulate and connect initiatives in Artificial Intelligence. Within fields of expertise and with other stakeholders in the ecosystem to achieve the most significant result possible in the development and application of AI in the Netherlands. Representatives from the business community (large, small, start-up), government, research and educational institutions and civil society organisations can participate.
Interested? For more information, see the page about participation.