We believe that our digital society can be inclusive, intelligent and engaging

Shape our future

Why wait until the tech that shapes our future is a given? Instead, let’s work on ideas to successfully integrate digital technology in our lives and society today.

At Digital Society School we invite you to direct your interests, knowledge and effort towards building a digital society. Because we believe that it can -and should- be inclusive, intelligent, and involve us all.

Change is paradoxical, in that we continuously strive for it while being afraid of it at the same time. Transformation takes this one step further. It touches the core of what everything has been like up to the point of transformation. It requires creativity and courage: the courage to pursue grand, abstract goals and the creativity to solve, by 2030, the challenges the world now faces.

To this end, we have founded the Digital Society School. Through the school, we seek to research the impact of technology on society, develop the skills necessary to guide the transformation and pass on this knowledge and these skills to a new generation of professionals. They are ready to begin work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. They will be the architects of transformation, across the world as well as in your organisation

Amsterdam based
Work with forward-thinking industry and government partners
On the strength of your network
Digital tools and skills in the real world


to create an inclusive digital society

we build and foster a diverse community of learners

with a transformation design approach

and the openness to share our knowledge with the world


Geleyn Meijer
Rector Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Gijs Gootjes
Co-Founder & Head of Strategy
Marco van Hout
Co-Founder & Head of Impact

Meet the team

Gijs Gootjes

Head of Strategy & Organisation

Irene Pena Abellan

Learning Experience Designer

Marco van Hout

Creative Director & Co-Founder Digital Society School

Jake Henderson

Instrument Developer

Jeroen Groeneveld

Talent and Process Coordinator

John Baaij

Instrument & Interaction Developer

Mari Luz Garcia

Digital Transformation Designer

Shauna Jin

Head of Program

Wai Feersma Hoekstra

Learning and Development Manager

Ivanna Vinnicsuk

Content Marketer

Mari Fujiwara

Creative Researcher

Anastasia Thambwe

Creative Technologist & Game Designer

Bart van Son

Creative Technologist

Zeynep Yavuz

Project Manager

Nour Sadat


Join our 20-week traineeship

In 20-week challenges you can sink your teeth into a project for our industry partners with designers, researchers and developers from all over the world.


We are looking for partners who understand that positive impact on society can go hand in hand with value creation for their own organisation. Professionals who are ready for digital, integral solutions for ‘people, planet and profit’. Are you up for it?