Beijing Research Centre


The supervisory board of the TU Delft Beijing Research Centre is led by chairmen Rob Fastenau and Jinmin Li, to be expanded with members of industry and academia. Permanent staff members are managing director Kees Beenakker, scientific director Guoqi Zhang and coordinator Sau Koh, who stays permanently in China. Internally a department of EWI with postdocs and PhD-researchers is involved with the Centre.

Results and contribution

In 2012 the TU Delft Beijing Research Centre realised a joint innovation forum with a lot of match making and a short course for Chinese CEOs of small and medium enterprises. The Centre set up a memorandum of understanding for a Delft Research Centre (DRC) and a joint international summer school. This year there will be an international summer school for micro- and nanoelectronics. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) granted the Hé Programme, the Sino-Dutch partnership in research and innovation.


The Centre has started with seven PhDs and continues this year with several new PhD and Postdoc projects. All PhD’s are members of the TU Delft Graduate School. The students will be designed a tailored educational program. Universities nearby will have students attend lectures at low costs. English books are available for non-Chinese students if there are only local professors and Chinese lectures. 

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