Loes Damhof was elected Lecturer of the Year 2016 of all higher education in The Netherlands for her innovative practices and passion for teaching. In collaboration with UNESCO, she used the first Comenius award for implementing Futures Literacy, the capability to use the future to rethink the present, as the essential competency for the next decade in higher ed.
In 2018 Loes and her team at Hanze University of Applied Sciences got rewarded with a UNESCO Chair on Futures Literacy for their work on researching the impact of FL and the design principles of FL interventions. In addition to her research and teaching practices, she consults and trains staff of global organizations as FutureWomenX, UNESCO, UNFCCC, ClimateKIC, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and Oxfam in multidisciplinary projects. As a Futures Literacy Expert, she designs, develops and facilitates Futures Literacy Labs across the globe that challenge and raise fundamental questions on leadership, migration, climate change and technology. She is the first Future Fellow at Hawkwood College, Centre for Future Thinking.