The initiative ‘Bèta in Bestuur & Beleid’ (BiBB) is developing various types of actions to bring the policy and science worlds closer together. Their long-term aim isto increase the number of STEM-trained politicians and civil servants. Their short-term aim is to convince politicians and public administrators of the profitable effectsderiving from associating with young STEM […]
Last week, Minister Dijkgraaf agreed to a structural investment in biology education and research of €16.7 million a year! In addition to this, the other disciplines of our Science-II sector are also granted the requested budget,bringing the total amount for Biology, Astronomy, Pharmacy and Earth & Environmental Sciences to 50 million euros per year. All
Co-founder of the Dutch Biology Council, Prof Rens Voesenek, passed away on Tuesday 28 March at the age of 65. He combined scientific excellence with an unbridled commitment to the field of biology and a great conviction of the social importance of this discipline. From 2018, Rens played a successful leadership role in the creation
The entire Sectorplan for the Beta II sector (Earth and Environmental Sciences, Astronomy, Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computer Sciences) has now been submitted in beautifully formatted condition to the National Commission of Sector Plans. https://filesender.surf.nl/?s=download&token=5dc7f9fe-0f4c-403a-b43f-055f9665b6ac
Chairman of Biology Council appointed Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion Chairman of the Dutch Biology Council and professor of Plant Ecophysiology at Utrecht University, Rens Voesenek, was yesterday appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. He receives the award for his scientific achievements, his mentorship of many trainee biologists and
Big news for Biology: the 1st part (‘tranche 1′) of the Biology Sector Plan was approved today by Minister Dijkgraaf! A total of €60 million has been allocated to the SSH, Medical, Engineering and STEM sectors. The Dutch Biology Council is of course extremely happy about this and thanks everyone who contributed to this. Read
On 15 July, the Minister of OCW indicated to the domain chairs (Prof Jasper Knoester, Leiden University for Science) that he would structurally invest 200 million euros per year in the four domains Social & Humanities, Science, Engineering and Medical. Expenditure will already be possible in 2022, which is why, in between (and sometimes during)
On 24 and 25 May the Dutch Biology Council will be present at the NWO Life conference in Egmond aan Zee. Please come see us at our stand! We would love to hear how people feel about the Council and what topics the Council should address in the future.