Academy policy regarding its institutes

The Academy's aim is to improve and position the Academy’s research institutes as dynamic national organisations that complement Dutch universities.

By 2020:

  • all the institutes will be acknowledged top research organisations in their fields; 
  • the Academy’s research institutes will serve as incubators and magnets for top Dutch and foreign researchers, with (partly as a result) diversity and flexibility as the hallmarks of its staff; 
  • the institutes will play a pivotal role in exploring important current and new subjects in consortia with other research institutions, including university strategic agenda for 2016-2020; 
  • the institutes will initiate broad alliances and serve as nodes in infrastructures; 
  • all the institutes will actively pursue valorisation in the broadest sense of the word, i.e. creating value for society; 
  • access to the institutes’ collections will be optimised.