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  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for art conservation researcher and literary scholar Nov 08, 2018

    French art conservation researcher Marine Cotte and literary scholar Katell Lavéant have won the 2018 Descartes-Huygens Prize. The two specialists have received the award for their outstanding research and their contribution to Franco-Dutch cooperation. The prize, € 23,000, makes it possible for them to continue their respective research collaborations.

  • Consider networks and users when assessing impact of research Nov 05, 2018

    When appraising the societal impact of scientific research in advance, it is important to consider the interactive networks and potential users. That is one of the three recommendations made in the report Maatschappelijke Impact in kaart [Tracking societal impact], published today by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. The point is not to chart the impact itself, in other words, but the factors and processes that increase the potential for societal impact.

  • Citizen science results of Soil Animal Days 2018 Oct 30, 2018

    Woodlice back on top, slugs deterred by drought. The 4th edition of the Dutch Soil Animal Days saw 856 'citizen scientists' comb through more than 200 gardens and parks to find some 7500 soil creatures.

  • Development psychologist wins National Postdoc Prize Oct 24, 2018

    Developmental psychologist Eddie Brummelman (University of Amsterdam) is the second postgraduate researcher to win the Academy’s National Postdoc Prize. The award was announced by The Young Academy and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Brummelman, who studies the development of self-image in children, will receive 10,000 euros.

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