Annual Report 2015: an outline of the activities of the Rathenau Instituut

Technology provides us with infinite possibilities. However, the pros and cons of any new technology need to be carefully considered. The Rathenau Instituut facilitates a dialogue about dilemmas relating to science and technology in politics, science and society at large.

The Annual Report 2015 outlines the Rathenau Institute's activities in the past year. Below are some of the year’s highlights.

  • A survey we conducted on ‘Public trust in science’ revealed that the public does not only have a high level of trust in scientists and scientific research, but have high expectations of them as well.
  • The new, user-friendly landing page ‘Science in figures’ shows the latest facts and figures about research in a series of factsheets, graphs and tables.
  • The Institute was commissioned by the Dutch House of Representatives to author the report ‘Working on the robot society’. How will the use of smart technologies affect employment?

You can download the Annual Report in PDF format or read it as an online magazine at ISSUU.