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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • New KNAW Early Career Awards for twelve young researchers Nov 05, 2019

    Twelve young researchers are receiving an Early Career Award from the Academy. The Award, a sum of €15,000 and an art object, is aimed at researchers in the Netherlands at the start of their career who are capable of developing innovative and original research ideas. This is the first time that the Academy Early Career Awards have been granted. 

  • Academy: make studying Dutch more attractive Nov 04, 2019

    Maintain and protect for the foreseeable future the five existing Dutch philology courses in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen. Let academic Dutch philology re-examine its position between 'broad' bachelor programmes and new disciplines.

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