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Webinar: “How does 1.5-meter lab-education actually take place?” on November 26, 2020

In June of this year, we organised a webinar in which we discussed how to adapt lab-education to the corona-measures. In response to many requests, we have scheduled a follow-up webinar in which we will discuss how lab-education actually takes place and what has been arranged in order to proceed with lab-education in the best possible way.

Teachers from University of Groningen, Leiden University and University of Twente will share their experience and lessons learned.

The webinar will take place on November 26 at 10:00 CET. Please join by following the next link:

ISO27001 certificering weer verlengd

14 april 2020 is bij LabBuddy weer de audit afgenomen voor de ISO27001. Altijd spannend, maar we zijn weer met vlag en wimpel geslaagd voor de audit.

LabBuddy users day April 17th 2020 turns into online brainstorm

We would have had our very first LabBuddy users day at Friday April 19th but due to all Corona measures we have turned this into an online brainstorm session.

We look forward to discuss the transformation of practicals into distance education. Do our LabBuddy users transform their practicals? Are they cancelled or postponed? Is LabBuddy helpful in the transformation? If so, what approaches can be learned from each other? What other tools are used and helpful?

We expect it will be an interesting and helpful meeting for our users to set the next steps to lab distance education.

Present-day Practicals – 22 August 2019

LabBuddy co-organizes, the 3rd Symposium Present-day Practicals.

The purpose of this symposium is to increase the quality of laboratory education based on recent insights from educational literature and to share insights. After the success of the meetings on laboratory education in 2017 and 2018, this year’s edition focuses on research-based learning. We wish to inspire you to create an ultimate learning experience for your laboratory course students.

This year, the University of Amsterdam is hosting the symposium.

For detailed information on the program and registration, visit the website: .

How the LabBuddy logo is branded

As one of our loyal customers you received our Christmas card including a practical gift. We have invited you to have a look here how we branded our logo on the phone/tablet standard. We welcome you to have a look at the video and we hope you will enjoy our gift.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!

The LabBuddy team

LabBuddy is serving more than 10.000 students this year!

November 28, 2018: The dashboard in our office shows the fantastic number of 10.000. Meaning, 10.000 students are using LabBuddy this year to support them in their practicals.

We are very proud reaching this number as we strive for better practical education and in the end students with true researching skills.

LabBuddy celebrates its 10th anniversary!

November 9, 2008: Koos van der Kolk started LabBuddy as a spin-off of his PH.D. degree. His research and drive to improve laboratory education brought him and his team 10 years later at a point where all universities in the Netherlands use his LabBuddy e-learning tool. These universities are still expanding with LabBuddy and new implementations in higher education in the Netherlands and several international universities underline the success and belief that Koos had 10 years ago.

The entire labBuddy team congratulates Koos with this wonderful milestone!

We have celebrated this milestone together with Koos his family, colleagues and a beautiful cake detailed with all the special components that LabBuddy has to offer.

Leiden University

We are very proud that Marjo de Graauw of the Leiden University has chosen LabBuddy to emphasize the importance of having well thought didactical lab eduction. This choice is awarded with the SURF Education award nomination! Read all about it by clicking the link:

(credits to Jenifer Fransen and Milou van Leeuwen)

and watch this video!