Alarm on water consumption in food production

In the production of food, groundwater is used in many countries more quickly than it can be supplemented. Deficiencies, in the long run, endanger the food production.

Almost everyone is affected by this, according to the researcher Carole Dalin at University College London to the BBC. “When water supplies run out, food prices go up.” Dalin, together with others, studies water consumption in agriculture.

For more details, please refer to NOS news.

Deepening focus on New energy Vehicles

Developing electric mobility in China is strongly pushed by the central government. The incentive and potential is high, though maturity of various market segments is still lacking. NOST China discussed opportunities with professor C.C. Chan from the University of Hong Kong, who strongly suggested an active participation of relevant Dutch organizations in China.

For more details about the research, please click here. (Source: NL-NITS in China)

The International Biobased Technology and Partnering Conference

On May 26-27 the International Biobased Technology and Partnering Conference took place in Shanghai. The Netherlands Office for Science & Technology joined various inspiring presentations and an opening speech was delivered by Mr. Taake Manning, the Counsellor for Science & Technology at the Embassy in Beijing.

For more details, please click here. (Source: Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, China)

Cleveringa Lecture in Beijing a success

On November 28, Leiden University Professor Gert Jan Kramer delivered the Cleveringa Lecture to around 30 alumni from Leiden and other Dutch universities currently living and working in Beijing. The inspiring talk was titled “The Energy Transition: the Netherlands, China, and the World”.

For a full article in English, click here.

News posted on December 12, 2013, from the website of Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, China

Seminar on Sino-Dutch urban systems and the environment held in SCUT

From November 26 to 28, Seminar on Sino-Dutch urban systems and the environment co-sponsored by both SCUT and Delft University of Technology of Netherlands was held in SCUT. More than 40 experts and scholars from the two universities on architecture, materials, construction and management were present at the seminar.

For a full report in English, click here.

News on December 3, 2013, from the website of SCUT.

TU Delft opens second research branch for LED technology in China

On Friday 15 November, Dirk Jan van den Berg, President of the Executive Board of TU Delft, and Fei Gaoyun, mayor of the city of Changzhou in China, signed an agreement establishing a joint research institute in the field of LED lighting. The signing took place in Beijing during a visit by, among others, Prime Minister Rutte and representatives of major Dutch companies in China. The Changzhou institute is affiliated to TU Delft’s Joint Research Centre in Beijing.

For the full article in English, click here.

News on November 21, 2013, from the website of TU Delft.

NL’s kenniscentrum zuivel in China

Wageningen University and FrieslandCampina will help China’s dairy industry to improve production, quality and safety. Before they set up a research and knowledge center in China. This was announced during the second day of the visit of Prime Minister Rutte of the country.

Read the full article here in Dutch.

Watch the news Nederland en China werken samen met zuivelproductie.

News on November 16, 2013, from NOS.