A number of Nobel prize holders have failed to win a European Research Council (ERC) grant because their project proposals were not good enough, ERC President Helga Nowotny (pictured) told a conference held in Barcelona last week to mark the council’s five years of operation.
The title of the conference, which took place on 5 November at the University of Pampeu Fabra, was “Enhancing the Attractiveness of European Universities as a Destination for World-Class Research”.
Nowotny (pictured) remarked that she would have added the subtitle “In times of austerity”. (...) - University World News, by
Jan Petter Myklebust, 11 November 2012, Issue No:247