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  • The new system of recognition and rewards according to The Young Academy Nov 30, 2020

    Academics are predominantly rewarded for their research related achievements, causing that other tasks related to teaching, societal impact and academic leadership have been given too little attention. The assessment system currently in use no longer fits in with the existing zeitgeist and the societal role of academics. 

  • Descartes-Huygens Prize for research into frangrances and evolution of living species Nov 19, 2020

    French physicist Halima Mouhib, who studies the sense of smell, and Dutch evolutionary ecologist Rampal Etienne, who explores the relationship between evolution and plant, animal and bacterial species, have been awarded the 2020 Descartes Huygens Prize for their outstanding work and their contribution to Franco-Dutch research cooperation.

  • KITLV presents research into the colonial and slavery past of Rotterdam Nov 19, 2020

    Over the past two years, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW) has conducted research into Rotterdam's colonial and slavery past on behalf of the city council. This research resulted in three books that were presented on Saturday 31 October 2020.

  • Researchers develop virus live stream to study virus infection Nov 16, 2020

    Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute and Utrecht University developed an advanced technique that makes it possible to monitor a virus infection live. The researchers from the groups of Marvin Tanenbaum and Frank van Kuppeveld expect that the technique can be used to study a wide variety of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for the current pandemic.

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