The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (In Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, abbreviated: KNAW) is an organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands. The Academy is housed at the Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, in Amsterdam.

The Academy's mission: As the forum, conscience, and voice of the arts and sciences in the Netherlands, the Academy promotes the quality of scientific and scholarly work and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists make the best possible contribution to the cultural, social, and economic development of Dutch society. In addition to various advisory and administrative functions it operates a number of research institutes and awards many prizes, including the Lorentz Medal in theoretical physics, the Leeuwenhoek Medal in microbiology, and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prizes. KNAW is devoted to work performed in the Netherlands around 1900 on phase separation and critical behavior of fluids.

Main functions of the Academy:

It comprises two divisions: science (110 regular members) and humanities and social sciences (90 regular members). The Academy advises the government on matters related to scientific research; judges the quality of scientific research (peer review); provides a forum for the scientific world; promotes international scientific cooperation and acts as an umbrella organization for institutes engaged in basic scientific research and disseminating scientific information.

The second, and oldest, pillar of the Academy is the Society, which unites the very best scientists and scholars from every conceivable discipline. The Society serves as the forum, conscience and voice of science and scholarship in the Netherlands, for example by advising the government and assessing the quality and integrity of research. The KNAW Bureau supports both the institutes and the Society.

The Digital Library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Digital Library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences presents thematic websites and collections of digital materials that are relevant for the history of science and scholarship in the Netherlands. For the collection Proceedings of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences complete volumes of the Proceedings of the Academy, which were published from 1898 to 1997, have been digitized. At the moment the collection includes all articles from the first 22 volumes (from the beginning up till 1920). Fore details info for the Digital Library of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, visit http://www.digitallibrary.nl/

Location and Contact:

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Visiting Address; Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
Postal Address: P.O. Box 19121, 1000 GC Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20-5510700
Fax: +31 (0)20-6204941
Email: k...@bureau.knaw.nl
Website: http://www.knaw.nl/english/



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