HEERLEN, April 2011 – On 29 April 2011, our founder Professor Sjir Nijssen was made an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau. He was awarded this distinction for his pioneering work in the field of information analysis, information systems and didactics.

For more than 45 years, Professor Sjir Nijssen has been devoting his efforts to teaching people how to handle knowledge more efficiently. In the 1970s, he discovered how you can identify, analyze and structure knowledge in such a way that you can use it in calculation. This enables specific knowledge to be made accessible to a larger group of people in understandable language, preventing wastage and allowing companies to prosper.

His insight was the main driving force behind developing the present cogNIAM® method – a scientific method that is central to PNA’s approach. It is a method that enables organizations to handle knowledge sustainably on the basis of current world standards in the field of knowledge management.

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