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NOVA

NOVA, the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy, coordinates and stimulates astronomical research in the Netherlands. See the NOVA website for more information.

The astronomical institutes at the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen together form NOVA.

NOVA stands for ‘Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie’, i.e., the ‘Netherlands Research School for Astronomy’. It is the alliance of the astronomical institutes of the universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden, and Nijmegen. Astronomy is considered to be top-science in The Netherlands. NOVA was selected as top-research school in 1998 following an open national competition, and is as such receiving substantial funding by the Dutch Ministry of Education. NOVA’s mission is to carry out frontline astronomical research in the Netherlands, to train young astronomers at the highest international levels, and to share our new discoveries with society. [text: NOVA website]

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