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Richard de Grijs
Richard de Grijs is a Dutch professor of astrophysics and Associate Dean at Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia). He worked at Peking University from 2009 until early 2018.
April 24, 2017
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.
April 13, 2017
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.
March 22, 2017
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.
March 3, 2017
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.
February 19, 2017
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.
February 6, 2017
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.
January 28, 2017
Top-level international talent recruitment remains challenging
Although recent policy changes will facilitate recruitment of senior foreign experts, long-term efforts are needed to make China their international destination of choice.
January 13, 2017
Science and innovation awards honor key achievements
Chinese science and innovation is successfully developing creative minds, but support for basic science should not be forgotten in the nation’s pursuit of economic gains.
December 29, 2016
China's potential as a mature spacefaring nation
The Chinese government's 2016 White Paper on space development offers real promise for scientists and engineers.
December 25, 2016
China's research regulators step up efforts
Chinese researchers often feel that their work is tarnished with a stamp of "guilty until proven innocent" and this will change.
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