Dutch institutes abroad

Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad (NWIB) is a network of institutes offering courses for students and facilities for academic staff and students doing temporary research abroad.

The network comprises eight Dutch institutes abroad. The UvA manages the institutes in Athens and Saint Petersburg.

The Netherlands Institute in Athens

The Netherlands Institute in Athens (NIA) is one of 15 foreign university organisations in Athens.

  • The NIA serves as an academic and cultural centre, and coordinates the collaboration between Dutch and Greek academic and cultural organisations.
  • The institute offers Dutch academics and students the opportunity to carry out research in Greece and to present their findings through lectures, seminars and colloquia.
  • The NIA helps to raise the profile of Dutch academic research and awareness of opportunities for studying at Dutch partner universities.
  • It also organises courses for students and offers guest accommodation for students and researchers.

The Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg

The Netherlands Institute in Saint Petersburg (NIP) focuses in particular on Slavic and Russian Studies, Dutch Studies, and Art/General History. The NIP also represents Dutch universities in general as well as other specific disciplines.

  • The NIP provides academic courses as an integral part of the study programmes offered at Dutch universities.
  • It organises occasional academic events and facilitates research carried out by the participating universities.
  • The NIP also offers grants and internships and supervises thesis research, individual study programmes and student travel.
  • The NIP’s facilities include an academic library, study areas, a guest accommodation room and extensive network of academic contacts. The NIP also provides access to Russian archives and museums for research.
  • The institute also helps promote Dutch culture and Dutch-Russian academic collaboration in close partnership with the participating institutions in the Netherlands.

Other institutes

The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo

The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) is an academic centre providing services to academics and students from the participating universities.

  • Its teaching and research activities focus mainly on Arabic studies, Egyptology, archaeology, and papyrology, but the NVIC also represents the universities’ other disciplines.
  • For instance, the institute offers academic courses in Egyptian archaeology and Arabic studies as an integral part of the study programmes of the Dutch and Flemish universities.
  • The NVIC also supervises thesis research, papers and other individual study programmes for students during their stay in Egypt.

The Dutch Interuniversity Institute for Art History in Florence

The Dutch Interuniversity Institute for Art History in Florence (NIKI) offers a thorough teaching and research programme.

  • NIKI offers a broad teaching and research programme in art history and, in particular, the relationship between Italian, Dutch and Flemish art.
  • Researchers and students have access to research and publication facilities, accommodation and the library.
  • The institute offers annual grants to students and researchers.

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is an interuniversity organisation for academic teaching and research in the fields of history, art history and archaeology.

  • Its academic staff members act as liaisons for their Dutch colleagues, conduct their own research, supervise students and doctoral candidates, and provide courses for Dutch students and graduates.
  • The KNIR also offers grants to students and young researchers from Dutch universities to fund their studies in Rome.

The Netherlands Institute for Higher Education Ankara

The Netherlands Institute for Higher Education Ankara (NIHA) focuses on actively supporting collaboration between the higher education sectors in the Netherlands and Turkey.

NIHA's work includes:

  • supporting and facilitating direct collaboration between higher education institutions in Turkey and the Netherlands;
  • introducing and organising exchanges for lecturers and students;
  • securing internships and promoting academic research;
  • where appropriate, recruiting talented Turkish students for Dutch higher education institutions.

Netherlands Institute in Turkey

The Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT) is a research institute focused on historical and archaeological research.

  • The institute offers research facilities and encourages collaboration between Turkish and Dutch organisations working in academic research and higher education.
  • In addition to a library, the institute offers accommodation for visiting researchers and students.

The Netherlands Institute in Morocco

The Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR) aims to promote collaboration and exchange in higher education and academic research between the Netherlands and Morocco.

NIMAR’s main objectives include:

  • providing teaching programmes (such as for students of Arabic and social sciences);
  • helping to organise internships;
  • establishing a research programme;
  • supporting researchers from the Netherlands and Morocco;
  • promoting Dutch higher education.

Published by  University of Amsterdam

26 September 2018