Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad (NWIBs) are scientific posts of Dutch universities outside of the Netherlands. These institutes are particularly situated around the Mediterranean: in Athens, Cairo, Florence and Rome. In addition, there is an institute in St Petersburg.
The institutes themselves support and provide academic education and research, and also make a substantial contribution to raising the profile of The Netherlands and Dutch higher education abroad. Besides teaching and research, they also organise cultural activities.
All institutes participate in the NWIB Visiting Professors Programme for UDs, UHDs and professors of the affiliated universities. Students can take courses, do internships, or do thesis research there, among other things. In addition, a number of institutes offer accommodation and workspace during a stay at the respective institute.
The institutes are jointly managed by the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Leiden University, the University of Groningen, VU University Amsterdam and Radboud University.
More information on the Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad can be found at www.nwib.nl.