'Big Data is also used to survey human behaviour. For the cover I wanted to photograph a group of people anonymously by taking the picture from straight above. That gives the idea that they are being watched.'
The aim of the Strategic Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Alliance, established by the three universities in 2012, was to improve research and education and competitiveness. Projects are intended to develop from the ground up, which led to the establishment of eight joint centres in 2013. A quick look around reveals that lack of time is proving to be their key obstacle.