- Launch: Game of the Golden Age 03-06-2013
- Historians Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker launch the English version of their Game of the Golden Age on Thursday, 6 June 2013 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW). The Game of the Golden Age is a ?serious game? that was developed to bring economic historical research into the palm of the layman?s hand.
- Heineken Prizes for Science and Art
Nominations now accepted for Prestigious Dutch art prize 30-05-2013
- Nominations are now open for the most prestigious Dutch prize for visual artists, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. From today onwards, museum directors, directors of higher professional art education programmes, and the board of the Netherlands Gallery Association may nominate exceptionally talented Dutch visual artists for this biennial prize.
- NIAS relocates to Amsterdam, retaining autonomy and identity 23-05-2013
- Over the last week, reports have appeared about plans that the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has concerning the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in the light of the, yet to be established, Humanities Center in Amsterdam. Yesterday the Board of the KNAW issued the following statement.
- Royal Academy selects fifteen new members 23-05-2013
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected fifteen new members. Academy members are prominent researchers active in all the disciplines. New members are nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy.
- René Bernards and Wil Roebroeks to receive Academy's lifetime achievement award06-05-2013
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has named René Bernards and Wil Roebroeks as the recipients of this year?s Academy Professor Prizes.
- Research on ecosystems of the future has started23-04-2013
- What will happen when a plant moves to higher latitudes driven by climate change, potentially leaving behind friends and foes? Will it outcompete local plants, will originally interacting species become re-united, or do we get novel communities and ecosystems?
- New insight into how the brain functions in Alzheimer patients17-04-2013
- Like our bodies, our brains have their own waste disposal system. Until recently, it was thought that one of the brain?s key waste disposal systems did not function properly in Alzheimer?s patients, allowing mutant proteins to accumulate in the brain.
- New orange mould to bear future Dutch king's name 11-04-2013
- Researchers at the Fungal Biodiversity Centre (CBS-KNAW) have named a recently discovered orange-coloured mould, Penicillium vanoranjei, after His Royal Highness Willem- Alexander, the Prince of Orange, who is to ascend to the throne of the Netherlands when his mother, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix, abdicates at the end of April.
- Six promising researchers to meet 37 Nobel laureates in June26-03-2013
- Seven young researchers from the Netherlands will be meeting 37 Nobel laureates this summer during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. This year?s meetings will focus on chemistry.
- International experts conclude: Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) is 'excellent'25-03-2013
- An international committee of experts has rated the research quality of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) as 'excellent' - the highest score possible. The committee praised NIOO?s valuable long-term research, the consistent high quality across all ecological disciplines, and the way in which ecological knowledge is made available to science and society.
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