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The Academy supports the Netherlands’ aim of ranking among the top five in the world science league table. The Academy has identified three areas in which it can play a key role in internationalisation:
If the Netherlands wishes to maintain its leading position in international research, it must enter into firm alliances with other countries and with rapidly developing regions. By boosting the Dutch knowledge society and collaborating with the world’s top researchers, the Netherlands can gradually improve its international competitiveness.
The Academy sees it as its task to encourage cooperation with rapidly developing countries, in particular China and Indonesia. More specifically, the Academy aims to attract more outstanding knowledge workers to the Netherlands and to persuade budding talent to remain here.
It would be of enormous value to the Netherlands for the Academy and its national partners to develop a joint internationalisation strategy that will preclude Dutch research organisations duplicating one another’s efforts or competing with one another. The Netherlands will be able to compete more effectively in the international arena if it has a distinct identity, concentrates on specific research themes, and adopts efficient working methods.
The Academy is committed to playing a fundamental, clearly defined role in making lasting improvements to society and developing long-term solutions to its problems. Its strength lies in its scientific expertise and its ability to mobilise that expertise for the benefit of society. The Academy is focusing on ‘science for policy’ and will act as a lead academy in international projects and programmes relating to ‘water’.
The Academy aims to contribute to capacity-building and to improving the knowledge infrastructure in developing countries. It is concentrating on Africa in this respect, and in particular on cooperation with African academies of science.
The Academy has cooperated with scientists in the People's Republic of China for more than 30 years. In the Netherlands, it coordinates these efforts with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Academy and NWO pursue a comprehensive strategic policy aimed at closer cooperation and more efficient coordination of new and existing funding programmes.More about scientific cooperation with China
Indonesia and the Netherlands share a centuries long and fertile history of scientific cooperation. Both countries are of interest to each other because of this shared history. It is recorded in irreplaceable archives, wide-ranging collections and extensive sources and data available in both countries. The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences carries out an important scientific research programme with Indonesia: The Scientific Programme Indonesia – Netherlands.More about scientific programme Indonesia-Netherlands
The Academy collaborates closely in international networks: