Study association Suus

Suus is the study association (in formation) for students of the HPS and SEC master’s programmes. We organise academic and social events that are relevant to those among us with an interest in science that goes beyond merely doing it, which we assume is a given for those in our study programmes. Our goal is to form a bridge between the two diverse student populations of the Freudenthal Institute and to provide for our members the social backdrop against which their academic lives could be set. If you would like to join, you can find the form here. For any other inquiries you can contact us at

Why are we called Suus?

Suus Freudenthal-Lutter was a pedagogical scientist and science communicator to whom Hans Freudenthal was married. The association is named in honour of her efforts for promoting science education and rethinking the possible ways in which education can engage with the communities in which it is provided. Lauded in her work in developing and disseminating Jenaplan education in the Netherlands, however, her work in influencing her husband to direct his efforts away from pure mathematics into the field of mathematics education deserves at least as much credit. We hope the name also calls to attention the many other forgotten women in the history of science and science in general. Behind every great institute is an even greater study association.

Active Members

The board is currently comprised of:

  • Hilbrand Wouters – President
  • Raoul Titulaer – Secretary
  • Roos Vervelde – Treasurer
  • Samar Khan – General Member

It doesn’t end there, because amongst our committees are:

  • The Social Activity Committee
  • The Academic Activity Committee
  • The Excursion Committee

We also host a platform for many student-initiated clubs that you can join in the areas of sports, culture, and arts and crafts. These are accessible for our members to meet in a less formalised way and allow you to further pursue your hobbies outside of the solitary environment in which they may usually be pursued.