May 4, 2016

Why fundamental science?

Ammodo attaches great importance to unfettered fundamental scientific research: the freedom to search for new knowledge and understanding, without the limitation of having to focus on finding solutions or practical applications is absolutely essential when pushing boundaries and achieving groundbreaking new insights. The KNAW shares this view and, moreover, pointed out in its report entitled “Space for independent research” (2015) that the (financial) scope for independent fundamental research has fallen sharply over the past decade. The TWIN-figures (2016) and the Rathenau report “Chinese dishes” (2016) confirm this finding.