We, a group of Chinese PhDs studying at the UT, are very disappointed that Wessel van der Sande holds such a negative view of the collaboration between UT and Chinese universities. His attitude towards Chinese researchers and institutions is very discouraging to us. Therefore, we would like to respond and express our thoughts on this matter.
PhD candidate Roberto Cruz Martínez wrote this article in response to the opinion piece of Wessel van der Sande about the UT’s collaboration with China. ‘Opportunism can probably explain a lot of things about the current model and state of science. The priority seems to be fame and revenue.’
In this opinion piece, PhD candidate Wessel van der Sande openly questions the UT's cooperation with parties in China. 'Honesty and integrity are apparently less important when fame and money is to be earned.'