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Why are standards so valuable in education?

In our rapidly changing society, it's crucial that education remains relevant. By integrating standards into the curriculum, you help students better prepare for tomorrow's job market. Standards provide a shared framework for knowledge and skills, allowing students to seamlessly transition into professional careers. Moreover, they encourage critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills, which are indispensable in the digital economy.

In short, standards are valuable tools that can help schools provide relevant and future-oriented education.

Standards are essential for students who want to become true professionals. They're a reliable source of knowledge, reflecting the official, most up-to-date technological knowledge in a particular field.
Marc Van Overmeire
Emeritus professor of mechanical engineering (VUB)

Benefits for students

A solid foundation for the future.

Benefits for teachers and academics

Prepare your students for the real world.

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How can NBN help you?

NBN offers a variety of ways to encourage the use of standards in secondary and higher education.

Info sessions

Business game

Teaching kits

Thesis award

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