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Richard de Grijs
Richard de Grijs is a Dutch professor of astrophysics at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (Peking University) in Beijing.
2017 11 05
'Double first-class' universities plan needs careful thought
Despite the government's determination to boost China's higher education and research prowess, a sense of realism would be prudent, starting with recognition it's not just about money.
2017 10 25
China and World Focus: China leading the world in technology
Professor Richard de Grijs, from Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, shares his views on China's recent achievements in science and technology.
2017 08 08
China pioneers in cybersecurity applications
Traditional encryption methods may soon be overtaken by quantum cryptography, a field where Chinese applications have recently jumped to worldwide prominence.
2017 06 04
Continuing allegations of research misconduct require system reform
Chinese science is once again in the spotlight for the wrong reasons; system reform from a focus on quantity to emphasis on research quality may be the solution.
2017 04 24
National Space Day aims to inspire the next generation
Although a relative newcomer in space science, technology and launch-vehicle developments are slated to soon propel China to the field's forefront.
2017 04 13
Migrant children miss out on school coverage
Efforts to raise the living standard of the nation’s poorest families focus on rural western regions, overlooking migrant worker communities.
2017 03 22
Chinese government strongly supports high-level expert advice
President Xi has explicitly endorsed contributions to policy making by the country's top intellectuals, contrary to developments in many Western countries.
2017 03 03
A political 'perfect storm' may boost international talent recruitment
International and domestic developments could enable China to position itself as an increasingly attractive destination for high-level talents.
2017 02 19
US universities alarm at declining Chinese graduate enrollments
Significant improvements in the Chinese higher education sphere and a tightening job market have reduced the overseas graduate premium.
2017 02 06
How Chinese universities can achieve world-class status
Ambitious plans to develop a world-class education ecosystem may clash with practical obstacles, at least for the time being.
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