New members of DJA

Bousema, Teun zwartwit

Teun Bousema (1977) & Andrea Evers (1967) have been selected as Young Academy members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is constantly seeking ways to involve young scientists in its work. With that aim in mind, it started in 2005 'The Young Academy' (De Jonge Akademie, DJA). New members are selected for their scientific excellence, interdisciplinary approach and wide-ranging interest in science. The DJA promotes the quality of science and give young scientists the opportunity to interact with research fields outside their own area of specialization and open up avenues of interdisciplinary research. Young Academy subjects include the financing and objectives of research policy, career policy and international mobility, as well as innovation and the Netherlands as a research country. The Young Academy will issue advice - requested or otherwise - to the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Dutch Innovation Platform, and other relevant parties regarding these subjects. In this way members will use their scientific insights for science policy and benefit of society.

On March 19, 2013 Teun Bousema & Andrea Evers will be formally installed at the KNAW in Amsterdam. The membership of the DJA is for a period of five years. Prof.dr. Mihai Netea (Department of Internal Medicine) & Joost Hoenderop are also members of the DJA. More information can be obtained at:

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