The Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) is a Dutch Research School established in 1996 and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, 2003 and 2009.
SIKS is a self-organized and self-financed network organization in which currently over 500 IKS-researchers,including nearly 250 PhD-students cooperate. Representing the vast majority of IKS researchers in the Netherlands, it provides these researchers with a platform for cooperation, information exchange and dissemination of knowledge.
The mission of the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) is:
- to organise a high-quality four-year teaching program for our Ph.D. students, employed at the Universities in the Netherlands or at leading companies in information and communication technology (ICT), specifically the field of Information and Knowledge Systems (IKS);
- to perform high-level fundamental and applied research iin the field of information and computing science, specifically in the field of information and knowledge systems;
- to facilitate and stimulate co-operation and communication among our members (PhD students, research fellows, senior research fellows and associated members) and stakeholders interested in our research, such as other academic gremia or groups, leading companies in business and industry, research funding bodies, and governmental organisations.