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  • Academy appoints new Director General Jan 12, 2021

    The Academy Board has appointed Wilma de Koning as Director General of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She succeeds Mieke Zaanen, who will be retiring on 1 July 2021. Wilma de Koning is currently the Vice-President of Radboud University’s Executive Board.

  • Knowledge-based! The Academy's major aims for the coming years Jan 06, 2021

    Every four years, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences ('the Academy') sets out its priorities in a Strategic Agenda. In that document, it focuses on its various tasks: those of an outstanding learned society and meeting place for researchers from all disciplines, those of an advisor to the Dutch government, and those of a research organisation made up of research institutes that are of national and international importance.

  • The Young Academy welcomes ten new members Dec 08, 2020

    The Young Academy is welcoming ten new members! 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.

  • The new system of recognition and rewards according to The Young Academy Nov 30, 2020

    Academics are predominantly rewarded for their research related achievements, causing that other tasks related to teaching, societal impact and academic leadership have been given too little attention. The assessment system currently in use no longer fits in with the existing zeitgeist and the societal role of academics. 

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