About TLC Central

Expertise Network

TLC Central is a central team in the network of UvA Teaching & Learning Centres (TLC). In the network, TLC Central promotes an inspiring, learning and future-proof UvA teaching and learning culture by coordinating and facilitating.


The TLC Network consists of seven teams in the faculties and a central team for coordination and facilitating. The TLC Network achieves its mission by focusing on;


Teacher Development  |  Knowledge Sharing  |  Teaching Innovation  |  Research


Meet our team

Teacher Development

For all teaching staff at the University of Amsterdam, the TLC Central organises courses to continually develop as a teaching professional. At every stage and level, for beginning to advanced lecturers. Our courses takes into account the wishes and development needs of UvA teaching staff (teams), (internal) national innovations and trends in the field of didactics and educational sciences.

Take a look at our courses to determine whether it can enrich your teaching expertise!




Programmes on curriculum level

Knowledge Sharing

TLC Central organises events, special interest groups, teacher stories and web content to foster knowledge sharing among university teaching staff at the University of Amsterdam. We focus our initiatives on relevant and topical educational themes for the UvA.


Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Teacher Stories

Didactic Themes

Educational Innovation

TLC Central contributes to an innovative educational environment. By providing grants, development hours and co-creation spaces.


Co-creation spaces


TLC Central fosters a research culture for teaching and learning at UvA. It promotes evidence-informed practices within the TLC Network and the UvA by:

  • advising on the use of scientific methods in teachers’ everyday work;
  • acquiring new knowledge in the field of teacher development and educational innovation at the UvA;
  • collecting and disseminating existing (scientific) knowledge about higher education.
Research on Online Education

Research on Blended Education

Research Fellow Programma