About us

NIDI – the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute – is the national demographic institute of the Netherlands. NIDI was founded in 1970. NIDI became an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2003 and is the only social science institute of the Academy. Since 2014 NIDI is also affiliated with the University of Groningen (UG).
Firmly rooted in science and society, NIDI strives for scientific excellence and draws its inspiration from the interplay of demographic and social issues.

NIDI participates in Population Europe, a partnership and collaborative network of Europe’s leading demographic research centers.
NIDI also contributes to the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD), a joint initiative of European demographic institutes.
NIDI is member of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), aimed at stimulating sociological research in Europe as well as scientific collaboration.
NIDI is also host to the secretariats of the Netherlands Demographic Society (NVD) and the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS).

Read more in the NIDI brochure Pioneering in population studies.

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