The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Dutch name: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, KNAW) has appointed eight Utrecht-based academics as KNAW members. In the Netherlands, membership of KNAW is a big accolade for an academic career. A total of 21 new members have been appointed.
KNAW members, prominent academics from all disciplines, are chosen on the grounds of their academic achievements. KNAW has over five-hundred members. Membership is for life. The new KNAW members will be installed on Monday 17 September.