President's Award

Willem van Valkenburg

TU Delft (The Netherlands)

Willem van Valkenburg is the Executive Director of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Extension School in the Netherlands. The Extension School offers open and online courses for professionals and lifelong learners. He has participated with OEGlobal since 2008 and since 2013 as a Board member. Willem was President of the Board from 2018-2020.

Van Valkenburg holds a Master of Science in System Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management of Delft University of Technology. Since March 2019, he is an elected board member of Delfland Water Authority. The water authority is a regional Dutch government body charged with managing water barriers, waterways, water levels, water quality and sewage treatment in the area of Delfland. Delfland Water Authority was founded in 1289.

Willem has been instrumental in advancing open education around the world through his exceptional dedication, outstanding contribution, and exemplary service.  

About President's Award

Award presented by the Board of Directors to an individual or institution with exceptional dedication, outstanding contribution, and exemplary service to Open Education.