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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands. We conduct pioneering research in these fields and transfer our results to society.


To give focus to our efforts, we concentrate on five broad, societally-relevant themes:

Mathematics and computer science research are the invisible driving forces behind innovation. CWI contributes by:

The institute also plays a central role in several (inter)national programs and organizations.

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Apinatomy-screenWhen new features are being written into software code, errors can easily be made. This is due to the fact that feature code often interacts in many different places in the software.

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The switch to renewable energy has major consequences for our future energy system. Researchers from the Intelligent Systems group of Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica address the technological requirements for the transition to a sustainable European energy market.