Prof. dr. Krzysztof Apt (CWI and Universiteit van Amsterdam) has been elected as Member of the Academia Europaea in the Informatics Section on April 26, 2006. This section has 66 members of whom seven scientists come from the Netherlands. Other new members of this section are Prof. dr. Jan Bergstra (Universiteit van Amsterdam and Utrecht University) and Prof. dr. Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht University).
The Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy. Its members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. Invitation to membership of the Academia by the Council follows a careful peer review process. The Academy was founded in 1988, and has over 2000 members from thirty five European countries and eight non-European countries.