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  • European Coordination Needed to Fight Science Disinformation, Academies Say May 03, 2021

    In a new report, ALLEA examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.

  • In 2050, there will be two to three times as many people over 80 as there are today Apr 29, 2021

    The number of people aged 80 or over is expected to rise from over 800 thousand in 2021 to between 1.5 and 2.6 million in 2050. The population aged 20 to 65 will grow at a much lower rate or even shrink. As a result, in 2050 there will be between 4 - 7 people aged between 20 and 65 for every person over 80, compared with 12 in 2021. This is evident from the final report of the Verkenning Bevolking 2050 (Population Study 2050) by the Demographic Institute NIDI and Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

  • Royal Academy selects 23 new members Apr 28, 2021

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected 23 new members, including three foreign members. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements. The Academy has about 550 members. Members are appointed for life. The new members will be installed on Monday 13 September 2021

  • ERC Advanced Grant for Hans Clevers Apr 22, 2021

    Hans Clevers, group leader at the Hubrecht Institute, receives a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant of 2.7 million euros. Together with his team, he will use the grant for research into the biology of human Enteroendocrine cells. They aim to comprehensively characterize these cells, which will inspire new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Clevers is awarded the ERC Advanced Grant for the third time in his career.  

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