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                         Royal Dutch Society of Engineers KIVI
Year of Adhesion : 1959
Declared engineers: 20 000
Number of EUR INGs: 668
Member associations: The Royal Dutch Society of Engineers KIVI was founded in 1847. It is the national Engineering association of the Netherlands, with professionals of all disciplines of engineering as its members. The association provides a large number of activities for its members, aimed at a continued professional development.
PO Box 30424 - NL-2500 GK Den Haag
Tel: +31 70 391 99 00 - Fax: +31 70 391 98 40
    The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) is the largest engineering society of the Netherlands, with nearly 20.000 members and sections for all engineering disciplines. Our primary objective is to support engineers in their professional development and help advance their careers. In order to do so we provide in-depth and cross- sector knowledge sharing and networking. At this time when technological developments take a quick  ight, it is important that engineers develop continuously. KIVI facili- tates this as much as possible in an ecosystem of industry, higher education and knowledge institutions. For 2016 and 2017 the following activities stood out:
Chartership Structure
There continues to be a vast interest for professional registration as Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer, both from individual engineers and companies. Engineers and companies appreciate KIVI for taking this task to develop the Chartered Structure for engineers working in the Netherlands. KIVI is highly appreciated for this, for engineers this is a reason to become or to stay a member of the Society. Also the cooperation with the Technical Universities has been intensi ed. A route from PDEng (Professional Doctorate in Engineering) to
Chartered Engineer is being developed and on multiple disciplines special courses are being developed.
KIVI-Chair ‘’Architecture in Health’’
In May 2016, KIVI for the  rst time gave her name to a professorship at a University of Applied Sciences: the research group ‘’Architecture in Health’’ of the HAN University. This multidisciplinary research group led by Masi Mohammadi focuses on innovations in the  eld of construction for health and for a smarter environment. The purpose of a KIVI Chair is to make new connections between academic research and society.

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