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ERA-Link: where Europe’s hopes meet researchers’ goals
As its name suggests ERA-Link extends a bridge across the Atlantic to help US-based European researchers stay in contact with the research scene back home. In the year since its launch, the initiative has shown early success – and further growth beckons.
Curtain call for Pan-European Researchers’ Night 2006
Following the run-away success of last year’s Pan-European Researchers’ Night – which directed a gentle spotlight on the human face of research – the European Commission has decided to have another one. Those interested in organising an event have until 11 April to answer the Commission’s call for proposals.
Boosting European brain circulation
The European Researcher’s Mobility Portal has become a truly pan-European and international phenomenon. It opens up a world of new opportunities for mobile researchers and serves research institutes looking for the best foreign talent.
European gender policy: ensuring that sex is not a handicap
Whatever real or imagined differences exist between the sexes, women and men deserve to be treated equally and to receive equal opportunities. The EU’s research policy aims to help achieve by encouraging more women to pursue research careers, and by backing research about, for and by women.
R&D in Israel – a promising land
The Old Testament describes Israel as the Promised Land. Today, Israel’s research establishment sees it certainly as a “promising land” for modern-day migrants and travellers… mobile researchers.
Poles of excellence – the role of knowledge transfer
Strengthening the foundations of European research is one of the aims of the Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge (ToK) fellowships. For Isabel Gonçalves Falorca, her fellowship at the Silesian University of Technology (SUT) in Poland, as part of the REPROCITY project, contributed to the strengthening of foundations in more ways than one.
Top honours to Israeli institute
Reputable US magazine The Scientist named Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science as the best university in the world for life scientists to conduct research.
Riding off into the research horizon
Horses have long been associated with travel, mobility, speed, agility and even nobility. Hungarian animal scientist Árpád Bokor saddled up his horse breeding experience and set off for new scientific pastures – well, to the Netherlands, to be precise – to pursue a Marie Curie fellowship.
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