The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) is a campus of excellence of the Dutch universities in the historical and cultural heart of Europe. The KNIR is the oldest and largest of the Dutch Scientific Institutes Abroad. For more than a century, the KNIR has been committed to high-quality research and interdisciplinary education in the humanities. The KNIR offers courses for outstanding students and provides scholarships and accommodation in Rome for researchers in a range of disciplines. Housed in a beautiful stately villa and boasting a unique library collection and a diverse programme of conferences, lectures and cultural activities, the KNIR is truly the Dutch gateway to the Eternal City.