NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, is an independent foundation that falls under the Dutch Research Council (NWO). NWO-I manages 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 employs more than 1.800 people and is the employer of the following personnel:
- The NWO Institutes AMOLF, ARCNL, ASTRON, CWI, DIFFER, Nikhef, NIOZ, NSCR and SRON.
- PhDs, postdocs and technicians from more than 200 research groups where physics research takes place at eleven Dutch universities and knowledge institutions. These research groups are part of NWO-I. The research takes place until the FOM projects still running have all been completed.
- The NWO-I Office.