Thomas More and Ordina, partners in education

Press release

Thomas More and Ordina

Partners in Education

Lummen – Wednesday, 20 June – 18.30 hrs.

Ordina, the largest independent IT service provider in the Benelux and the Thomas More university, will become ‘Partners in Education’, a mutual commitment to structural and sustainable cooperation. The agreement will be sealed on Wednesday June 20 during the official opening of Ordina’s new office in Lummen.

“Ordina stands for IT that really matters, we invest a great deal in personal relationships with our customers and employees,” says Ivo Meukens, HR director at Ordina. “Today’s IT students are our employees of tomorrow. As a company, together with Thomas More, we want to invest in the training of IT professionals who will make a difference tomorrow”.

A permanent relationship

With a partnership “Partners in Education”, Thomas More commits to companies for a solid relationship, structural and sustainable. “We are looking for companies that want to participate in our core process. Who go straight to our hearts. Both partners, both the university and the company, need to benefit from it,” says Stijn Coenen of Thomas More. “Already during their training, our students need to be closely acquainted with the field of work in all its aspects. The partner companies are sitting in the cockpit in order to steer the training courses in a future-oriented manner. They share their expertise, know-how and infrastructure with teachers and students of Thomas More”.


Ordina is the largest independent IT service provider in the Benelux, with more than 2,700 employees. The company has been active for more than 40 years. Ordina designs, builds and manages IT applications for government services, the financial sector, industry and healthcare. With “IT for people” as its baseline, Ordina makes applications that really help people: IT that matters and that is developed without wasting resources. Ordina is close to its employees and clients and invests in confidential and personal relationships. Ordina’s IT professionals work together with their clients to develop innovative and sustainable solutions.

Lummen – Geel – Mechelen

Ordina is opening its third branch in Flanders on Wednesday June 20. The company already has offices in Mechelen and Ghent and is now also establishing itself in Lummen. The new office, het Klaverblad, will be Ordina’s base for the Limburg region and the surrounding area. In both Mechelen and Lummen, Thomas More’s IT courses are just a stone’s throw from Ordina. The IT factory at Campus Geel with Applied Informatics and Electronic ICT and the Electronics ICT training courses (Campus De Nayer) and IMS Cyber Security Expert and IMS Data Management in Mechelen are eager to work with Ordina. Students from the various IT programmes can apply to Ordina for projects and internships. Ordina professionals organise workshops and participate in training project weeks, participate in curriculum development, share their expertise in the latest IT technologies, etc. The company and IT training courses get to know each other perfectly and together they reap the benefits of intense cooperation.

More info

Stijn Coenen – Partners in Education, Thomas More 0484 69 87 24
Ilse Pauwels – Marketing & Communication, Ordina 0473 98 29 58