Bart van de Laar is senior innovation manager for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen. Since 2017, he directs the FSE Programme Team China in building collaborations in research and education.
Over the years, he has been responsible for a range of national (SURF foundation, Platform Science and Technology, Ministry of Education) and international projects (EU-FP7, EU-H2020 and EU-Erasmus+) in higher education.
His professional interest lies in educational renewal, informal learning, internationalization and strategy development. He has a strong belief in individual choice, learning and self-growth – values that universities uphold worldwide.