Creating together

The programma is a result of a unique co-creation of educational institutions in the Netherlands:

  • Haagse Hogeschool
  • Fontys
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam
  • Zuyd Hogeschool
  • Firda
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • InHolland 
  • Windesheim
  • Yuverta
  • Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Are you an educational institution and do you want to partner up? Contact Dianne de Fijter for more information!

The programme is made possible by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, Food Quality, Duurzaam Door & Leren voor Morgen. 

Our main goal 

The LCT-programme helps students to gain specific knowledge, skills and experience on how they can make a change for a sustainable world. 

Our why

The Netherlands is at a tipping point. The transitions that have already started, for example to a circular and energy-neutral society by 2050, must be accelerated if we want to achieve the objectives. With the Talent Program Leadership for the Circular Transition (LCT) we want to accelerate the transition towards a circular and energy neutral Netherlands in three ways:

  1. Facilitating the development of future leaders, so they get the right knowledge, skills and experience;
  2. We experiment with hybrid learning ecosystems (also known as learning ecology) that bring higher education and students together to work on transition issues. In this way we support system change towards a circular economy.
  3. We strengthen educational innovation in the field of circular economy and ultimately ensure the structural anchoring of the circular economy in education. 

The basic principle of this talent program is that we expand the knowledge acquired to existing courses, minors, projects, etc. In this way, the program offers space for educational and experiments to develop innovative pedagogical approaches that contribute to the transition.

Our goal is not to replace courses and initiatives of educational institutions, but the Talentprogramme is complementary and intended as a movement to take the next step toward educational innovation for the circular economy.

The programma is a result of a unique co-creation of six universities of applied science: Haagse Hogeschool, Fontys Hogeschool, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Hogeschool InHolland, Hogeschool Zuyd and Hogeschool van Amsterdam, together with Mission Zero, het Groene Brein and het Lectorenplatform Circulaire Economie.
The programme is made possible by the Ministry of Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Ministry of LNV, Duurzaam Door & Leren voor Morgen. 

Meet the LCT team:

Tibbe van Leeuwen 
Co-coördinator LCT &
teacher Hogeschool Rotterdam

 Dianne de Fijter
Coördinator LCT,  projectmanager Het Groene Brein (

Menno Wierdsma
Co-coördinator LCT &
Practor Firda College