University Education


University Education  (Scientific and Research Institutions)

Den Haag
Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research
Laan van Nieuw Oost IndiŽ 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Tel:070 - 34 40 681
Fax:070 - 38 50 971

Mail address
P.O. Box 93138
2509 AC The Hague

WOTRO is a multi-disciplinary funding organisation residing under the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

The main mission of WOTRO is to initiate, to enhance and to fund high quality scientific research in tropical regions, with emphasis on societal relevance.

Responsibility for WOTRO lies with an Executive Board. The WOTRO Board is advised by several advisory committees:
  • a policy advisory committee on the general strategy
  • several programme committees on specific themes
  • three advisory committees for the assessment of
    (i)  integrated programmes
    (ii)  individual projects in the humanities and social sciences
    (iii) individual projects in the natural and medical sciences

The financial means for WOTRO are provided by NWO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.