You can also watch some of our lectures online
Past lectures
Dutch Science Talks is an educational project initiated by Nuffic Neso Russia and the Dutch Embassy in Moscow in 2015. We planned this project as a way to introduce Russian students to the current Dutch research and latest findings in the various fields, from neurosciences to music theory and urbanism.
Since 2015, we organised 71 lectures:
Identity in Typical. Saving Cultural Heritage
Daria Naugolnova and Alexey Boev
gave an online lecture
on February 17, 2022.
Recording on YouTube
Artificial Intelligence: Ethical Challenges
Philip Brey gave an online lecture
on January 27, 2022.
Recording on YouTube
Why the hospital of the future will be your own home
Niels van Namen gave an online lecture on December 9, 2021.
Dutch Design & Architecture
We organised a series of online lectures in November 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Darwin comes to town: how the urban jungle drives evolution
Menno Schilthuizen gave a lecture online on October 14th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Accelerate. The Circular Economy Transition
Douwe Jan Joustra gave a lecture online on September 16th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Carbon emissions as a moral issue
Ingrid Robeyns gave a lecture online on June 9th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Dutch Design: Crafts & High Tech Merge for the Well-Being
Alissa van Asseldonk, Nienke Bongers and Elena Medvednikova gave a lecture online on April 28th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Harmonisation of law:
a gift or an obstacle?
Prof. dr. Jan Smits and prof. Antonov gave a lecture online on April 7th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Academic Spaces of Future Universities
Prof. Jasper van Winden, Pascale Leistra and other specialists gave a lecture online on March 18th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Household Food Waste: Drivers and Interventions
Prof. Erica van Herpen and Dr Anton Gubnitsyn gave a lecture online on March 10th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Weather, matter, colour and space in Dutch Design
Aliki van der Kruijs gave a lecture online on February 25th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
How Can Logic Help Treat Psychological Disorders?
Prof. dr. Michiel van Lambalgen, prof. dr. Dmitrii Kovpak and Viktoria Denisova gave a lecture online on January 20th, 2021.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
High-Tech Horticulture in Greenhouse and Vertical Farm. The Dutch Approach
Jasper den Besten from HAS University of Applied Sciences gave an online lecture on December 07th, 2020.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
The United Nations at 75: An Empty Vessel or An Essential Vehicle?
Alanna O'Malley from Leiden University and Egor Sergeev from MGIMO delivered an online lecture on November 12th, 2020.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
States can't do it alone: the role of the business sector and civil society organisations in light of Sustainable Development Goals
Willem van Genugten from Tilburg University and Irina Krasnopolskaya from NRU HSE delivered an online lecture on October 7th, 2020.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on YouTube
Criminal migrants in limbo
Joris van Wijk gave three lectures in Russia in February 2020 - two in Moscow on 7 February and one in Saint-Petersburg on 10 February.
You can watch the recording of this lecture on YouTube
Meeting the growing appetite of cities sustainably: a consumption perspective
Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck gave lectures on 9 Dec and 10 Dec in Moscow and on 11 Dec 2019 in Saint-Petersburg.
High-Technology greenhouse horticulture: now and in the future
Dr. Cecilia Stanghellini delivered a lecture on 9 Dec 2019 at Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy and another one on 10 Dec 2019 in Tomsk.
Jan Brokken, a writer, presented his book about a Dutch consul Jan Zwartendijk, who saved thousands of Jews during WWII, in the Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow on 16 Oct 2019.
You can watch the recording of the lecture on our YouTube page.
Prof. Derk Loorbach gave an open lecture at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on 17 Sep 2019 and a lecture for the Master's student of the Gubkin University of Oil and Gas on 18 Sep 2019.
Prof. Derk Loorbach from Erasmus University Rotterdam delivered an open lecture at the European University in Saint-Petersburg on 16 Sep 2019.
Daan Roosegaarde gave a lecture in Moscow on 09 Sep 2019

Jaap de Zwaan from Erasmus University Rotterdam gave a lecture in Moscow on 28 May 2019

Jorrit Rijpma from Leiden University gave a lecture in Moscow on 22 Apr and in Kazan
on 24 Apr 2019

Corne Kocks and Alfred Pot from Aeres University of Applied Sciences gave three lectures in Moscow at Higher School of Economics, Timiryazev Academy and Skoltech on 20-22 Mar 2019.

Walter Taal, Nick Guldemond and Clemens Dirven gave a lecture in Moscow on 18 Mar 2019 for students of Sechenov University
Kristin Henrard from Erasmus University Rotterdam gave a lecture in St. Petersburg on 5 Feb 2019 and in Moscow on 7 Feb 2019.
You can watch a recording of the lecture in Moscow on our YouTube page.
Punishing International Crimes at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. Three lectures in Moscow and St. Petersburg
Barbora Hola from VU Amsterdam gave a lecture in Moscow on 27 Nov 2018 and two lectures in St. Petersburg on 28 and 29 Nov 2018.
The Reduction of Waste During Food/feed Processing and the Re-use of Rest Products in the Agro-food Sector
Robert van Otterdijk gave the lecture in Moscow on 22 Nov 2018 for students of the Timiryazev Academy.
Arnold Tukker from Leiden University gave a lecture that was organised together with Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg on 24 Oct 2018
Antimicrobial Resistance: Who Should Care?
Professor Jaap Wagenaar from Wageningen Bioveterinary Research gave a lecture that was organised together with the Timiryazev Academy on 23 Oct 2018
Arnold Tukker from Leiden University gave a lecture that was organised together with Moscow State University Faculty of Economics on
22 Oct 2018
Dr. Marian Stuiver from Wageningen University and Research Centre hosted the screening and discussion of the "Wild Amsterdam" film that took place on the 10 Oct 2018 at the Library for Foreign Literature.
Dr. Nicolaas Schrijver from Leiden University delivered a lecture on 4 Oct 2018 at Sakharov Center
Rudi Westendorp from Leiden University Medical Center and Copenhagen University (Denmark) gave a lecture on 30 Nov 2017, which was organised in cooperation with Sechenov University
by Louise Fresco Fresco, President of the Executive Board of the Wageningen University & Research Centre on 26 Nov 2017
by André Kuipers, doctor and astronaut at the European Space Agency. 25 Oct 2017 in cooperation with the National Research University Higher School of Economics
by Larissa van den Herik, Vice Dean of Leiden Law School and professor of public international law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. 25 May 2017 in cooperation Sakharov Centre
The importance of finding facts, lecture in St. Petersburg
by Larissa van den Herik, Vice Dean of Leiden Law School and professor of public international law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. 24 May 2017 in cooperation with the School of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
by Janneke Gerards Professor of Fundamental Rights Law at Utrecht University at the Institute for Jurisprudence, Constitutional and Administrative Law. 25 Apr 2017 in cooperation with Sakharov Centre
by Louise Vet, Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. 2 Mar 2017 in cooperation with Shukhov Lab, Graduate School of Urbanism Higher School of Economics, National Research University
by Louise Vet, Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. 1 Mar 2017 in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics of the Moscow State University
By Tatiana Filatova, Associate Professor at the University of Twente. 19 Dec 2016 in cooperation with Institute of Design and Urban Studies, ITMO
Stereotypes, or How Does Our Brain Deceive Us
by Daniel Wigboldus from Radboud University.
6 Dec 2016 in cooperation with The Moscow School of Economic and Social sciences.
Watch prof. Wigboldus' TEDx lecture (2013).
The Gallery of Russian Historical Figures: General Wrangler and Lawyer Maklakov
by Anthony Kroner (alumnus of Leiden University).
7 Jun 2016 in cooperation with Dostoevsky Library.
Watch the lecture (in English)
Russian-Dutch International Relations
by Duco Hellema from Utrecht University.
27 May 2016 in cooperation with Russian State University for the Humanities.
The text of the lecture is available here.
What Makes Us Musical Animals?
by Henkjan Honing from University of Amsterdam.
11 Apr 2016 in cooperation with The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.
Watch prof. Honing's TEDx lecture (2011).
Neighborhood Transformation in the Netherlands: Ethnic Teahouses vs Hipster Coffee Bars
Jan Rath from University of Amsterdam
18 March 2016 in cooperation with Higher School of Economics.
American Elections in American and European Media
by Len Middelbeek from The Hague University of Applied Sciences
11 March 2016, in cooperation with CultLook and The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.
Beyond the Creative City: Arts, Politics and Public Life in the City of the 21st Century
by Pascal Gielen from Groningen University
24 February 2016 in cooperation with Higher School of Economics and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.
Watch the lecture (in English).
Changing Our Textual Minds towards Digital Order of Knowledge
by Adriaan van der Weel from Leiden University
22 September 2015 in cooperation with The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.
Watch the lecture (in English).
Geo-Philosophical History of Water
Rene ten Bos from Radboud University
16 April 2015 in cooperation with Russian State University for the Humanities