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20 March 2015

Ukraine chooses Horizon 2020 as its first EU programme

Ukrainian researchers will be able to take full advantage of the EU research fund, known as Horizon 2020, after the country signed up to its first EU programme.  
05 March 2015

Particle beams to help study high-pressure rocks as EU shale gas research intensifies

Researchers are developing techniques to study shale rocks under the pressure of two oceans using particle accelerators as Europe steps up research into shale gas.
25 July 2014

EU research funding increasingly important in financial crisis aftermath - Dr Manuel Arruebo

The economic crisis in Europe has forced many countries to scale back financing for blue-sky research, making European Research Council (ERC) funding increasingly important, according to the ERC’s 4 000th grantee, Dr Manuel Arruebo, professor of chemical engineering at Zaragoza University in Spain.
10 July 2014

Diabetes, hydrogen vehicles among targets at EUR 1 bn launch of EU-industry partnerships

The EU, European Member States and private companies have teamed up to boost economic competitiveness, create jobs and stimulate growth through seven public-private partnerships. They have announced EUR 1.13 billion of public funding to researchers who can help find solutions to some of the most pressing issues.
26 June 2014

Europe needs to be at the forefront of ‘Science 2.0’ – Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

An explosion in research data combined with an increasing number of people who can use it is transforming science, and Europe should be at the forefront of the change, said Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
07 March 2014

Bringing museums to life

Manoeuvring a satellite into its housing inside an Ariane space launcher is almost as difficult as rearranging the order of the planets that orbit around the sun.
20 February 2014

Sharing know-how to make us safer

The first pan-European online network to help security organisations innovate could enable police forces to hunt down social media stalkers more effectively, and also allow customs officials to verify passports faster.
10 January 2014

Ozone depletion and climate change – a continuing challenge

Dr Marc von Hobe, from the German Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH research centre, is coordinator of the EU-funded RECONCILE project. The project contributed to the first detection in 2011 of a hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic. Dr von Hobe believes more work needs to be done to control greenhouse gas emissions.
09 January 2014

French mathematician takes over as new ERC president

French mathematician Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon has taken over as president of the European Research Council (ERC), the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research.
19 December 2013

EU teams up with industry to support strategic sectors and generate jobs

The EU has teamed up with companies to help keep Europe’s position in sectors such as construction, robotics, photonics, high-performance computing and telecoms, create jobs, and tackle some of society’s big challenges.