ASTRON's strategy for the future is based on three main strategic pillars:
- Making LOFAR an outstanding success story! Building, commissioning and operating this new facility in such a way that its unique capabilities as a transformational astronomical telescope are fully exploited.
- Ensuring that ASTRON plays a leading role in the scientific, political and technical development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
- Expanding the institute's expertise and productivity in the area of fundamental research, both in pure astronomical research and in the development of innovative and novel technologies for radio astronomy.