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HUH?! Hackathon

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Leading Dutch university, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, organized a hackathon that provided a glimpse into the future of education and revolutionized the way companies, students, and teachers collaborate.

24 Hours
3 Themes
6 Solutions

The HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht aspired to create a brighter future for personalized education by making their data public.

On May 20th, 2017, innovation enthusiasts from across the Netherlands came together to participate in a 24-hour hackathon.

During the hackathon, participants collaborated and co-created innovative solutions for the future of education and teaching at the university, while networking with peers. The event offered a platform for students to express their ideas on how education can be tailored to meet their individual needs. Furthermore, businesses were present at the event to foster more productive collaboration between the workforce and the education sector.

The goal of the event

The primary objective of the HUH?! hackathon was to unite students, academics, companies, scholars, and alumni to generate practical solutions related to the topic ‘the future of education’. This goal was successfully achieved.

The hackathon brought together a mix of students, professionals, and academics who were tasked with selecting one of three themes to delve into and solve within a 24-hour time limit.


Personalized education

How can the University of Utrecht provide students with a personalized learning experience that aligns with their interests, strengths, and the necessary knowledge and skills required in their respective fields of study?



How can the University of Utrecht enhance collaboration and interaction between students, teachers, and professionals in order to better connect with the needs of professional practice?


Effective Learning in Physical and Digital Environments

How can we create a learning tool that enables students to work more efficiently in both physical and digital environments?

The event

The hackathon was held on the campus of Utrecht University. Throughout the event, participants enjoyed exciting games and delicious food while transforming ideas into actionable solutions that the university could learn from. These solutions included web apps, videos, and social campaigns, all designed to enhance the education system within universities.

The winning idea was based on the concept of “Tracking your Study,” which was visually represented by an interactive metro roadmap.

HUH?! was a great success for the university.

By the end of the hackathon, there were 6 viable solutions judges could choose from. New tools and solutions were created that could help the university of Utrecht become a leading (digital) university within the Netherlands.



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