Scientist interviews – 50 Years Sino-Dutch Diplomatic Relations

This year marks the 50 years of diplomatic relations between China and the Netherlands on Ambassadorial level, to celebrate the Netherlands Innovation Network in China organises a series of interviews with leading scientists who had a major contribution to Sino-Dutch Scientific collaboration

Testimonial #1: Assistant Professor Danqing Liu, TU Eindhoven

In this video, Danqing Liu, assistant professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven explains the importance of Sino-Dutch collaboration in the research and development of so-called responsive materials.

Testimonial #2: Professor of Higher Education Marijk van der Wende, Utrecht University

It this second video in our testimonials series, professor of higher education at the University of Utrecht talks about her experience working with and on China and the changing role of China on the world stage.

Testimonial #3: Professor of Organic Chemistry Ben Feringa, University of Groningen

In this third video in our testimonials series, Ben Feringa, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen, zooms in on Sino-Dutch cooperation in the field of chemistry and emphasizes the critical role international research collaborations play in solving global challenges.

Testimonial #4: Ingrid d’Hooghe, China Researcher and Coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre

In this fourth video in our testimonials series, Ingrid d’Hooghe, China researcher and coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre, reflects on the changes she saw over the years in Sino-Dutch research collaboration and shares her thoughts on the future of research collaboration between the Netherlands and China.

Testimonial #5: Head of Biomedical Engineering Ton van der Steen, Erasmus MC

In this fifth video in our testimonials series, Ton van der Steen, Head of Biomedical Engineering at the Erasmus Medical Center, talks about Sino-Dutch collaboration in the field of medical technology, together working on the implementation and usage of products in clinics, and the importance of regular face-to-face contact.

Testimonial #6: Professor in Environmental Biotechnology Mark van Loosdrecht, TU Delft

In this sixth video in our testimonials series, Mark van Loosdrecht, Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology, speaks about how Sino-Dutch collaboration and research in the field of wastewater treatment have evolved in the last 20 years, and how academia from the Netherlands and China complement each other in solving pressing wastewater challenges.

Testimonial #7: Lynda Hardman, Manager Research and Strategy at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

In this seventh video in our testimonials series, Lynda Hardman, Manager Research and Strategy at the Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science) and Professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction at the University of Utrecht, shares her thoughts on the importance of collaborating across borders and diversity in research.

Testimonial #8: Jan Fransoo, Professor of Operations and Logistics Management at Tilburg University

In this eighth video in our testimonial series, Jan Fransoo, Professor of Operations and Logistics Management at Tilburg University, discusses developments in the Chinese retail sector and shares his hopes for the future of Sino-Dutch collaboration related to his field of expertise.