ACO does not seek to coordinate the Dutch research- and educational activities in China. ACO wants to enlarge the momentum and interaction between Dutch and Chinese universities through an active and scientific community. ACO serves as a network by and for scientists, as well as a platform through which Dutch scientists can contact policy makers and representatives of semi-public and private institutions. To accomplish this ACO has set the following goals:
- To promote Dutch-Chinese research- and educational cooperation in the largest sense of the word.
- To encourage and organize social and policy discussions on research and education, which are of importance for ACO members.
- To function as a bridge between Dutch policy makers and scientists, which occupy themselves with, or have an interest in China.