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  • Academy: The Netherlands urgently needs a national language policy Feb 03, 2018

    The Netherlands has become a multilingual society and must deal more judiciously and efficiently with the languages spoken within its borders. That means making clear-cut choices and developing an appropriate national language policy, writes the Academy in its report Talen voor Nederland [Languages for the Netherlands], published today, 3 February 2018.

  • No brain drain as yet, but more brain circulation Feb 02, 2018

    About as many researchers come to the Netherlands as leave it. There has been an increase in both groups in recent years, however. These are some of the findings of the report De aantrekkelijkheid van Nederland als onderzoeksland (The Netherlands’ appeal as a research hub), published on 29 January 2018 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Belle Derks new Young Academy chair Jan 22, 2018

    The members of The Young Academy today, 22 January 2018, elected Belle Derks, Professor of Social, Health & Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University, as their new chairperson. Derks will assume the tasks of the current chairperson, Rens Vliegenthart, on 1 April 2018. Her appointment commences on 26 March for a two-year term.

  • Make replication studies a normal part of science Jan 15, 2018

    The systematic replication of other researchers’ work should be a normal part of science. That is the main message of the Academy advisory report Replication studies – Improving reproducibility in the empirical sciences. Funding agencies and scientific journals should also make it easier for researchers to carry out and publish replication studies. In addition, better research methods and more transparent study reporting will improve the reproducibility of research results. 

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