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Written by nanc    Wednesday, 07 January 2009 01:57



Netherlands Alumni Network in China (NANC) is a part of Neso China (Netherlands Education Support Office China), it is also a part of Nuffic Holland Alumni network.

NANC is established in 2005. It is a social network for all alumni of Chinese, Dutch or other nationalities who studied or were engaged in academic research in the Netherlands and now live in China (and those who are currently studying in the Netherlands are also welcome to join this network as 'pre-alumni'). NANC is sponsored by many Dutch higher education institutions and Dutch or international companies in China. NANC also closely cooperates with the Embassy and Consulates General of Kingdom of the Netherlands in China, the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in China (BenCham), the Netherlands Business Support Offices (NBSO), and the Netherlands board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC).

With the strong support of the above mentioned organizations, and operating on a non-profit and partnership basis, NANC functions as a networking organization to provide a platform for all alumni to improve the communication between alumni and their host institutions; to serve as a matchmaker and to facilitate the business community for talent recruitment among the highly trained and professional alumni; and to connect alumni with other networks that will enable them to enhance their professional and personal development.

The network aims to serve as a platform to empower the alumni by promoting their social and professional interests and to connect them to other relevant networks, thereby ultimately improving Sino-Dutch relations.  NANC is a home for everyone who shares the emotional attachment to the Netherlands. "Join us! Join in the Holland Alumni Family!” 

Since the establishment in 2005, this network is increasingly recognized by universities, students, governmental institutions and other (educational) organizations. Alumni are the important “public ambassadors” and play a very positive role in the promotion of Dutch higher education and Sino-Dutch relations. The establishment of this network also contributes to Sino-Dutch relations in general and to alumni's educational or expertise-related areas in particular. It also supports the development of strong sustainable individual Dutch university alumni chapters across China.

Your contribution, input, ideas and cooperation for the upcoming activities of NANC are highly appreciated, as NANC is there for you!


NANC Alumni membership


The alumni membership is free-of-charge; this network welcomes all individuals who have spent at least 6 months studying at a Dutch Higher Education Institution (DHEI) or doing research at a Dutch university or research institute. In order to reflect its international character and to promote direct cross-national networking opportunities, the Network welcomes alumni of Chinese, Dutch and other nationalities. (become a member now)


NANC membership can be applied for if you:
  -  are following/followed a degree program
  -  are following/followed a short term exchange program longer than 6 months
  -  are visiting-scholar for longer than 6 months

* Alumni:       Graduates from Dutch higher education insitutions (both Chinese and foreign origins) who are currently residing in China;
* Pre-alumni:  Students who are currently studying and/or are engaged in an academic research in the Netherlands

(Pre-alumni will become Alumni after graduation or finishing a research and return to China)


Alumni Advantages:

As registered (pre-) alumni you enjoy the following advantages:

  • Expand your social & professional network
  • Get in touch with your host Dutch institutions and specific alumni chapters
  • Stay in touch with your fellow Holland alumni and share “Study-in-Holland” experience
  • Have access to job and internship opportunities via NANC platform
  • Connect to the Dutch business community of NANC
  • Involve with NANC online activities
  • Participate in NANC alumni events and workshops
  • Enjoy discounts at our business sponsors
  • Receive six times per year the NANC E-Newsletter

NANC Sponsorship Advantages:

To serve as your source for career and networking information for NANC alumni and business partners. Our goal is to be the best career site for NANC alumni and companies that wish to recruit talented and professional alumni.


As sponsors you enjoy the following advantages:

  • Access to all organisations supporting NANC
  • Additional exposure and visibility among all alumni
  • Branding of your company/organization at all NANC events and through NANC media exposure
  • Become the preferred event speaker
  • Listed in our business directory
  • Put your company/organization news in our newsletter and on our website
  • Assisting the recruitment for high potentials/professionals in China
  • Preferred partner of NANC in organising events

 For more information to become a partner of NANC, please visit here.



Since the establishment of the NANC in 2005, over 140 events /activities for Dutch universities/institutions and alumni in China for personal, social, professional and academic purposes, from general receptions, social networking events to business guest lectures, have been organized across China. Starting in 2009, NANC has successfully transformed alumni meetings from social networking, drinking and 'gezelligheid' to more professional oriented events where companies, high-ranking official, alumni and universities meet.


We are also linked with:


NANC website: http://nanc.nesochina.org

Neso China website: http://www.nesochina.org and BBS: http://bbs.nesochina.org

Holland Alumni network website: http://www.hollandalumni.nl

NANC on sina mini-blog (Chinese Twitter): http://weibo.com/nancblog


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