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Diversity and inclusion

On this page, you can read more about diversity and inclusion at the Academy.

Fair, but also necessary

Portretfoto van Ineke Sluiter
'A knowledge society thrives on diversity of perspectives. Inclusiveness is not only fair, it is also necessary. The Academy therefore supports the peaceful anti-racism protests in the Netherlands and abroad. We, too, are going to take an even more critical look at our own organisation, and in our new strategic agenda we will make agreements about inclusiveness with each other and with society.' 
Former Academy President Ineke Sluiter

Mission and vision

'The Academy promotes, supports and recognises excellent science and interprets the results of research for the benefit of society. The Academy articulates the importance of scientific research, knowledge and understanding for the economic, physical, social and cultural good and the well-being of mankind'

This is the Academy's mission. It also has consequences for how we organise ourselves. In our view, the strong scientific community required to fulfil this mission offers space and opportunities to everyone who can make a relevant contribution. That is a matter of justice and respect for equality and equal opportunities. It also promotes the quality of our science system, by not missing or excluding talent and by promoting diversity of perspectives where necessary. Diversity and inclusion are therefore highly valued by the Academy, The Young Academy, the Society of Arts and the Academy institutes. 

Read more about these objectives.

New national action plan for diversity and inclusion

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    New national action plan for diversity and inclusion

    In the national action plan for greater diversity and inclusion in scientific education and research, Ingrid van Engelshoven, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, presents ambitions and actions to create an inclusive, diverse and safe learning and working environment. This action plan means that the Dutch scientific education and research sector, together with the government, is taking the next step in the area of diversity and inclusion.

    01-09-2020
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  • Omslagafbeeldingen Agenda Diversiteit & Inclusie KNAW-instituten 2022-2025
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    Agenda for Diversity and Inclusion Academy Institutes 2022-2025

    Agenda for Diversity and Inclusion Academy Institutes 2022-2025

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Ineke Sluiter on more female Academy members in ISC podcast

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Better allies, better science: Nature-ISC podcast, Episode 3

Members concerned with diversity

KNAW-webinar: Antiracisme op universiteiten

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