SURFnet ensures that researchers, teachers, and students can work together simply and effectively with the aid of ICT. SURFnet therefore promotes, develops, and operates a hybrid network, a trusted identity, and a pioneering collaboration environment. SURFnet is thus the driving force behind ICT-based innovation in higher education and research in the Netherlands.

SURFnet is a subsidiary of the SURF organisation, in which Dutch universities, universities for applied sciences and research centres collaborate nationally and internationally on innovative ICT facilities.