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EU has ‘incredible opportunities’ in R&D, Dutch minister says

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Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf says European diversity is a strength but that underfunding undermines potential

Europe has “incredible opportunities” to strengthen its higher education and research systems but only if it invests enough and focuses on building up its strengths, according to the Dutch science minister.

Robbert Dijkgraaf (pictured), who took on the role of minister of education, culture and science in the new Dutch coalition government in January, said his country and Europe as a whole shared strengths and shortcomings with regards to R&D.

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