Robbert Dijkgraaf,  Minister of Education, Culture and Science: ‘Knowledge is more important than ever. Given the challenges we face today – from climate change to pandemics to geopolitical economic crises – every investment in knowledge is a direct investment in our security and prosperity. Our research and higher education system has been under too much pressure for too long. The current situation is untenable, in particular for the young researchers and the lecturers who guide and teach our students. We urgently need to invest billions of euros now if we are to stay on course as a leading knowledge nation.’
(17 juni 2022)