Bas Bouman, director of the Global Rice Science Partnership or GRISP, has just been invited as foreign member of the prestigious Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.
The Society was established in 1752 by seven distinguished burghers of the city of Haarlem, in the then Republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, to promote science and, in the broadest sense, the arts.
It is the oldest learned society in the country and is constituted as a dual body made up of about 350 science promoters (known as "directors") and an equal number of active scholars (known as "members"), drawn from the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.
Links with institutions outside the Netherlands are maintained, on a personal basis, through the appointment of "foreign members," currently numbering about 30 persons. Membership is granted only by invitation.
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