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Income and expenditure KNAW

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25 July 2023
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In this data publication we give information about the extent and development of the income of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) by source of funds, and the extent and development of the expenditure of the KNAW by type of expenditure in millions of euros.

In short

  • The income and expenditure increases from approximately EUR 100 million in 2001 to EUR 162 million in 2022.
  • The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is the largest permanent financier, but more and more money comes from projects.
  • 68% of the expenditure goes to the staff of the KNAW and its institutes.

Income mainly from OCW

The total income of the KNAW increased in the period 2001 – 2013 to more than € 155 million per year. After that, the income fluctuates around 150 million euros. In 2022, the revenue will be 162 million euros.

The government funding from the ministry of OCW remains the largest source of funding for the KNAW (62% in 2022). Income from other sources has fluctuated around 40 percent in recent years, but fell to 36% in 2020. This is mainly due to a decrease in income from projects ('Work for third parties'). In 2022 income from other sources increased to 38%.

Expenditure mainly to staff

Most of the KNAW-expenditure is spent on personnel of the KNAW and the personnel of the KWAW-institutes, about 68% of the total expenditure in 2022. Total expenditure increases between 2005 and 2013, fluctuating in subsequent years, reaching 157 million euros in 2022.