26 May 2021, De Volkskrant
Much more investing in science is possible and necessary for The Netherlands
An opinion piece from the Volkskrant, signed by 200 renowned scientists, calls for more investment in science. The Netherlands invests only slightly more than 2% of GDP in knowledge, while countries such as Germany and the United States invest more than 3%. The first steps towards higher investment have been taken with the National Growth Fund and a proposal from the Knowledge Coalition, but according to the signatories, these are too slow and insufficiently ambitious in view of international developments.
Link to the Volkskrant article
– Orininal article by the authors
1 October 2020, De Vooravond
Ben Feringa makes an urgent appeal in television program De Vooravond to make more money available for fundamental research.
Watch the entire conversation with Ben Feringa: https://t.co/948Bte9Crh
29 july 2020, Neth-ER
To meet the EU 2020 target of investing at least 3% of GDP in R&D and making Europe more innovative, competitive and sustainable, the EU would have to release an additional 110 billion euros per year.
17 july 2020, Neth-ER
European citizens attach importance to European investment in research and education. This is evident from a survey by the European Parliament in which more than 25,000 citizens were questioned on various European topics.
9 april 2020, KNCV
During the CHAINS conference 2019 in Veldhoven, it was announced that the Council for Chemistry (Dutch Chemistry Council) has been established.
15 October 2020
On 8 October Professor Patricia Dankers handed the Vision for Chemistry 2040 to Professor Jan de Boer, chair of the NWO Domain Science board.