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  • 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.

  • Raf De Bont wins Dr Hendrik Muller Prize Oct 31, 2019

    Raf De Bont, Associate Professor of History at Maastricht University, will this year receive the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize, a sum of 25,000 euros, for his innovative contribution to the history of science and the history of ecology.

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