On Wednesday August 31, VU Director, Dai Xulong and Director International Affairs, Bart Roelofsen meet Dr. Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam, and Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, Dutch State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science.
Dr. Dai and Mr. Roelofsen were invited to Beijing’s Chaoyang Westin Grand Hotel to join a dinner with a Dutch delegation to celebrate the close ties between the capital cities of Beijing and Amsterdam.
Dr. Van der Laan took the liberty to ask Dr. Dai and Mr. Roelofsen about the future of Victoria University and a possible office in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Mayor emphasized the city’s ambitions to become the European gateway for Chinese business. Mr. Zijlstra asked engaging and attentive questions and he would also welcome a Victoria University office in the Netherlands. The meeting took place in a very pleasant atmosphere.