- Academy report on a new role for biology09-11-2011
- According to a recent report by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands has a robust position in the biosciences thanks to a combination of internationally prestigious researchers, effective educational programmes, and innovative, outward-looking enterprises. In its strategic foresight study on the New Biology [Nieuwe Biologie], the Academy identifies five areas in which Dutch research has focus, mass, and international impact.
- First joint report on safety aspects of nanomaterials published26-10-2011
- The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) have signed an agreement towards closer cooperation, in the name of the common goal to support policy making through independent scientific research.
- Kolff Prize 2011 awarded to Hans Clevers04-10-2011
- During the Kolff 2011 Conference in Leiden, Hans Clevers, Academy member and director of the Hubrecht Institute KNAW, was awarded the international Kolff Prize 2011. He received the Prize in recognition of his outstanding results in the field of stem cell research.
- Multimillion euros boost for Sino-Dutch research02-09-2011
- Over the coming three years, the Netherlands will be investing almost 5 million euros in a special scientific research programme with China. On 30 and 31 August, and 1 September , State Secretary Zijlstra of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) signed agreements on this programme with four Chinese partners in Beijing.
- Call for Nominations Heineken Prizes 2012 17-06-2011
- Today, the nominations open for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2012. These prizes, worth USD 150,000 each, reward outstanding scientific achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history and cognitive science. Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes until 1 November 2011.
- Dr. Hendrik Muller Prize for Communication Scientist Patti Valkenburg27-05-2011
- Patti Valkenburg, professor of Youth and Media at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will receive the Dr. Hendrik Muller Prize for Behavioural and Social Sciences from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences on 12 September 2011. The prize consists of a sum of EUR 25,000.
- The Netherlands can remain a leading player in earth science research20-05-2011
- Climate and water, natural disasters, energy, and shortages (of minerals, space and biological resources): these are the themes that will require a comprehensive approach from Dutch earth scientists in the coming period. In a recent report , the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences [KNAW] argued for a strengthening of the national knowledge infrastructure for the earth sciences.
- New Academy Board and members at Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences17-05-2011
- A new Board will be taking office at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) on 1 June 2011. Robbert Dijkgraaf will continue as President and Chairman of the Board. The names of the new members of the Academy have also been announced; they will be officially installed on Monday 26 September.
- 2011 Casimir-Ziegler Research Grants for Cecília Salgado and Matthias Kortmann01-04-2011
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Science and Arts have awarded the Hendrik Casimir-Karl Ziegler Research Grants for 2011 to Cecília Salgado and Matthias Kortmann.
- Academy promotes open access to research data09-03-2011
- The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) adheres to the principle that the results of publicly financed research should be freely accessible. It recently decided how it will achieve open access and digital sustainability in its own organisation.
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