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                         Royal Dutch Society of Engineers KIVI
Year of Adhesion : 1959
Declared engineers: 22 100
Number of EUR INGs: 661
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 over 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. We pay special attention to developing international careers and help improve mobility. Another important part of what we do is to stimulate debate and to promote the importance of technology and engineers in society, in order to  nd solutions for today’s grand challenges and to improve our everyday lives. We encourage adequate investment in education, research and innovation and are a recognized partner for both government and industry on these topics.
In 2015 two activities stood out: The Chartership Structure and the Prins Friso Ingenieursprijs (Prince Friso Engineering Prize).
Chartership Structure
On 14 September 2015 the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) awarded Chartership status to four Chartered Engineers and one Incorporated Engineer. These engineers were the  rst in the Netherlands to receive this interna- tional quali cation from KIVI. They distinguish themselves with this title on their technical and innovative capacity. The prestigious titles were awarded during a festive ceremony
All engineers are from Royal HaskoningDHV, a big independent international engineering and project management consultancy. RHDHV is a Founding Father of the Chartership Structure of the Netherlands, the company was strongly involved in setting up the system.
Erik Oostwegel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV is very enthusiastic about the Chartership: “We see the bene ts of such a 'quality mark' for the devel- opment of our employees. This creates for us as a company a consistent and uniform development process worldwide. This on its turn facilitates the (international) cooperation.

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