VOR – The Netherlands Educational Research Association

Professional Association  +31 (071) 527 6496 vor@iclon.leidenuniv.nl

About VOR

The Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR) is the professional society for researchers of education in The Netherlands. The association was founded in 1975 and has approximately 850 members. The VOR works in collaboration with the Flemish Forum for Educational Research (VFO).

The VOR consists of eleven divisions that are at the heart of the association. All members of the VOR are certified for free membership of one division and can become member of more. Ten of the eleven divisions organise activities for a domain of educational research. The eleventh division is the platform for PhD students: VPO. All PhD students in the VOR are members of VPO. The Division VPO organises special activities for PhD students.

Aims

The Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR), founded in 1975, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. The aims of the VOR are:

  • Promoting research in the field of education and training
  • Promoting application of research findings and theory developments in the field of education and training
  • Promoting the quality of its members’ performance in their profession
  • Promoting (inter)national communication between practicing professionals
  • Promoting the standing of the professionals and their training on a national level

The members of the VOR are faculty, researchers, graduate students, and other distinguished professionals with rich and diverse expertise in education research. They work in a range of settings from research universities, universities of applied sciences and other academic institutions to research institutes, federal and state agencies, school systems, testing companies, and nonprofit organizations. Based on their research, they produce and disseminate knowledge, refine methods and measures, and stimulate translation and practical application of research results.

Divisions

Every VOR member is certified for free membership of one VOR division and can become member of more for a small fee. Currently, the VOR has eleven divisions. Ten of the eleven divisions organise activities for a domain of educational research. These divisions publish newsletters, endorse meetings and are active in the annually organised Education Research Days (ORD). The eleventh division is a group within the VOR for PhD students: VPO.