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Kaleidoscopic Perspectives
Caleidoscopic Perspectives

Kaleidoscopic Perspectives

“Being at a NIAS Seminar and discussing each other’s work is like looking into a kaleidoscope: with every participant, coming from her of his own background, the image shifts and reconfigurates in new and unexpected ways.”

Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Fellow 2020/21

NIAS and Covid-19

The Dutch government has announced less restrictive measures to control the Covid-19 pandemic in the Netherlands, from 25 September onwards. This means that the NIAS building has opened its doors again for fellows, staff and visitors. Here, you will find the latest NIAS regulations around Covid-19.

Current Situation

The NIAS Office is open from Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 20.00 for fellows, staff and visitors. In accordance with national regulations, it is not mandatory any longer to stay 1,5 meter apart from each other. Most of our seminars, workshops and events still take place in a hybrid form, both online and on site.

For some activities and events, one is required to show a valid QR-code as proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.


Importance of Science

Scholarly reflection is more important than ever before. See what our fellows have to say about it in Food for Thought.

Contact NIAS

Staff members can be reached by email or phone. The Staff Directory can be found here.

NIAS in Academic Year 2021/22

NIAS is adapting to a new normal and can switch between different situations, outlined in these four scenarios. All scenarios are in line with the government’s policies and the guidelines of National Health Institute RIVM.

In every scenario, the fellowships continue, stipends and replacement subsidies will be paid, and accommodation will be available for fellows from abroad.


We will do our best to inform you of recent corona-related developments and to keep the information on this website as accurate as possible. We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NIAS.