Annual Report 2016: an outline of the activities of the Rathenau Instituut
Science and Technology provide us with infinite possibilities. However, the pros and cons of any new innovations 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.
Next Society@Border Sessions
Next Society is now. Let go of the steering wheel, sit down and relax while the car drives you to your destination.
iGEM Guide to the Future online
iGEM is an international competition for the genetically engineered machine (iGEM), a competition in synthetic biology. The iGEMer’s Guide to the Future is an interactive web-based tool that supports iGEM teams in their integrated human practices work and to do responsible research and innovation.
Spinning plates : funding streams and prioritisation in Dutch university research
The present report Spinning plates – Funding streams and prioritisation in Dutch university research offers a detailed analysis of how university research is financed in the Netherlands. It is based on an analysis of the budgets and annual financial reports of government and of research organisations. We have also used data drawn from our surveys of university deans and members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and The Young Academy for our report 'De ontwikkeling van vakgebieden in Nederland'.
Public knowledge organisations receive less money
The overall income of 29 Dutch public knowledge organisations is decreasing.
The Netherlands in top 10 of 5 important rankings
The Netherlands features in the top ten in five important rankings on science, education and innovation. In its Rankings Factsheet the Institute examines the different types of rankings, as well as their uses and limitations.
The Netherlands spend relatively little on the natural sciences and engineering
In the Netherlands, 38.8% of its total expenditure is going to the natural sciences and engineering. Internationally the Netherlands is on the low end of the spectrum. That is the conclusion of the factsheet R&D expenditure and capacity by field of science, which was published today.
Recalibrating Excellence: #AcademicVarieties
Given that universities have a range of functions, we wonder what #AcademicVarieties, solutions, options or alternatives to #ResearchRealities we can think of?
Annual Report 2015: an outline of the activities of the Rathenau Instituut
The Annual Report 2015 outlines the Rathenau Institute's activities in the past year.
New book: how do we make the Information Society an ethical society?
The digital age is everywhere in our lives. It disrupts existing models of trade, communication, care, life. These questions call for a visualization of the ethical issues that are involved. ECP Platform for the Information Society published a collection of essays on the subject: ‘The Art of Ethics in the Information Society – Mind You’. The book was presented to Melanie Peters, director of the Rathenau Instituut, during the ECP congress on November 17.
- Knowledge for policy
- Digital society
- Futureproof knowledge
- Science in figures
- #Application pressure
- #Academic careers
- #Big data
- #Sharing economy
- #Digital democracy
- #Energy transition
- #Internet of things
- #Human rights
- #Patient information
- #Public Knowledge Organisations
- #Research and development
- #Leading sectors
- #Trust in science
- #Science agenda