In this interview series, you will get to know the people behind the JRCZ, their expertise and their vision.

Unique collaborations arise in makerspaces

'Makerspaces are lively, stimulating places where students, lecturers and researchers from different disciplines work together on challenging tasks, based on questions from society'.

Interview with leading lector Robert Trouwborst | June 2022

‘No two floor plans are the same'

'We have to take so many things into account, because everything is different from an ordinary building', says Arnold Bolders.

Read the full interview with Arnold Bolders from BouwMeesterPro | May 2022

'I'm always looking for connections'

"I am a pioneer and I like to get things done," says Leo Blok, the recently appointed manager of the Joint Research Center Zeeland (JRCZ)."

Read the full interview with Leo Blok | April 2022

The research centre for professionals of the future

"The themes of water, energy, food and the biobased economy are central. These are topics that are in the DNA of a delta region like Zeeland. If you want to help solve problems within these themes, the JRCZ is the right place for you."

Read what you can expect as a student at the JRCZ
| April 2022

Joint Research Center Zeeland is an important piece of the puzzle in the big picture

“It sounds poetic, but at JRCZ we are working on a better world. However, it is also good for Zeeland. Other regions are watching this project with interest. They find it very interesting. In that regard, we may well let go of our modesty.”

Interview with program manager Campus Zeeland Margriet van Groeningen | July 2021

The JRCZ building is not a black box

"The JRCZ appearance immediately makes clear that this is not just an office building; something completely different is happening here."

Interview with architect Ben Westenburger | March 2021

A dot on the horizon

“I hope that students, lecturers and researchers will soon feel proud to be able to work at JRCZ on three important global themes: water, energy and food. In other words, research areas that closely match Zeeland’s DNA.”

Interview with project manager Adri de Buck | January 2021