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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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Every two days, we create the equivalent of all the data generated throughout human history up until 2003. The intelligent use of this data shows enormous potential for generating new knowledge and other related benefits for  business, science and society.

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This year´s CWI Lectures will celebrate on 22 May 2014 the areas of Multimedia Systems, Content Analysis, Human-Computer Interaction and Hypermedia. The lectures are organized in recognition of Dick Bulterman's tenure at CWI.


Seven internationally-recognised speakers will highlight past achievements and reflect on future possibilities for new research challenges.