Liberty... is the great parent of science and of virtue;
and...a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free.
THOMAS JEFFERSON TO JOSEPH WILLARD, 1789
(quoted from: Timothy Ferris, The Science of Liberty (2010, p. 1), HarperCollins Publishers, NY)
Background: The University of Groningen will be the first Dutch university to open a branch campus in China. In collaboration with China Agricultural University, Beijing, the University plans to establish a presence on a campus in the city of Yantai, Shandong province, from 2017.