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  • Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör appointed Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Dec 17, 2019

    Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör has been appointed to senior researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and to the Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The special chair was established by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for medical researcher and astronomer Dec 13, 2019

    French cardiovascular researcher Julien Barc and Dutch astronomer Lex Kaper have won the 2019 Descartes-Huygens Prize for their research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch collaboration. The prize, € 23,000 each, makes it possible for them to continue their respective research collaborations. The awards ceremony will take place on 5 February 2020 at the residence of the Dutch ambassador in Paris. 

  • The Young Academy welcomes ten new members Dec 10, 2019

    The Young Academy is welcoming ten new members to its ranks. The researchers in question work in a variety of disciplines, have been selected for their scientific achievements, and received their doctorates less than ten years ago. They will be inducted into The Young Academy on 23 March 2020.

  • Knowledge sector takes major step forward in new approach to recognising and rewarding academics Nov 13, 2019

    Today, the VSNU, NFU, KNAW, NWO and ZonMw are publishing the position paper 'Room for everyone’s talent: towards a new balance in the recognition and rewards for academics' in which we indicate how we aim to more broadly recognise and reward the work of academic staff. This includes placing less emphasis on the number of publications, and a greater emphasis on the other domains in which the academic is active, such as education and impact. 

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