NWO-I in brief

NWO-I's full name is Foundation for Dutch Scientific Research Institutes. It is an independent foundation incorporated under private law (not a governmental organization). Because of its national interest, it is supervised by NWO (the Dutch Research Council, a governmental body). NWO-I is an umbrella organization for nine national research institutes: AMOLF, ARCNL, ASTRON, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ, NSCR and SRON.

The NWO Institutes consolidate their strengths around research questions and connect Dutch science with the international scientific community.

NWO-I is the employer of the personnel from the nine institutes, the NWO-I Office, and the Administrative Unit for Research Groups at Universities (BUW).

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