About us


Dutch Academic Institutes Abroad (NWIB)
The KNIR is oldest and largest of the NWIB. The other institutes are located in Florence, Athens, Cairo, and St Petersburg. The institutes abroad are governed by the same inter-university board that bears responsibility for the KNIR. Together, they make an important contribution to the presentation of Dutch universities abroad, and to that end continually seek ways to forge closer cooperation.

Unione Internazionale degli Istituti di Archeologia Storia e Storia dell’Arte in Roma
The KNIR serves as a link between the Dutch universities and the Italian and international scientific institutes in Rome, and fosters interaction by organizing lectures and conferences. As a member of the UnioneĀ  the KNIR takes part in international scientific activities in Rome. Home to over 30 international institutes and centres of knowledge and education, the city of Rome is a wellspring of international perspectives.

Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche (URBS)
The KNIR is a member of URBS and URBiS, two consortiums of the libraries of international institutions in Rome active in the field of the humanities. The library catalogues of the KNIR and the other international institutes in Rome are accessible online via the general catalogues of URBS and URBiS.

Embassy of the Netherlands in Rome/Embassy of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican City)
The KNIR also promotes Dutch culture by hosting cultural manifestations, such as book presentations and concerts, frequently in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Rome and the Embassy of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican City).

Other partners
The KNIR also maintains a wide range of formal and informal contacts and partnerships in the Netherlands, Italy, Europe and beyond with universities, museums, archives and local authorities and with public and private organizations and institutions.