Diversity and inclusion

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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusivity are high on the agenda of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and its institutes.

Read about diversity and inclusion on the KNAW website. The KNAW believes that for knowledge organisations such as research institutes, diversity is a precondition for quality.

From vision to action

To promote diversity and inclusion in its institutes, the KNAW has set a number of goals for the period up to 2025: 

  • Projecting a united vision
  • Increasing knowledge and awareness
  • Stimulating an open and inclusive working environment
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress

IDEA committee

At NIOO, we now have a special IDEA committee dedicated to this subject and taking concrete actions. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility: important subjects for a research institute.