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  • 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. 

  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for research into frangrances and evolution of living species Nov 19, 2020

    French physicist Halima Mouhib, who studies the sense of smell, and Dutch evolutionary ecologist Rampal Etienne, who explores the relationship between evolution and plant, animal and bacterial species, have been awarded the 2020 Descartes Huygens Prize for their outstanding work and their contribution to Franco-Dutch research cooperation.

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