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  • Help fund a commemorative sculpture of Johanna Westerdijk in bronze May 18, 2017

    Johanna Westerdijk became the first female professor of the Netherlands in 1917. She spent fifty years as the director of the Fungal Biodiversity Centre. Under her leadership, the Centre assembled the largest fungal culture collection in the world. In honour of its first director, the Centre has changed its name to the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute.

  • Resilience at Open Science Meeting in Indonesia May 16, 2017

    At the Open Science Meeting in Yogyakarta from 15 to 17 May 2017, representatives from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences will discuss how to work towards Resilient Societies from various disciplinary angles. This is part of an exploration for a new scientific partnership between Indonesia and The Netherlands.

  • Royal Academy selects 26 new members May 10, 2017

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has selected 26 new members. They include the extra nomination round for women scientists and scholars held in honour of the Netherlands’ first female professor, Johanna Westerdijk, who gave her inaugural address as professor one hundred years ago this year. Academy members, leading researchers from across all the scientific disciplines, are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements.

  • Academy Medal for Robert-Jan Smits Mar 20, 2017

    Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General for Research and Innovation – European Commission, will receive the 2016 Academy Medal, awarded every other year by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of science in the Netherlands. The award will be presented in Amsterdam on Monday 29 May 2017.

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