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Universities warn against cuts to EU research funding

The European University Association, or EUA, has warned the Council of the European Union against making “considerable cuts” to proposed funding for research and innovation, including to the major framework programme Horizon 2020.

In a press statement last Thursday, the EUA said it understood that the Council of Minister’s position – to be formally adopted in September – recommended reductions in research and innovation payments.(...)  - University World News, 30 August 2014 issues 332

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Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice

Decision looms on future of E.U. science advice | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Green groups criticize current adviser—and her office.

 

A row has erupted over the job of chief science adviser to the European Commission, a post created in 2012. Jean-Claude Juncker, the new commission's president-elect, must decide whether to keep the post; nine nongovernmental organizations have called on him to scrap it because they are angered by the support of the current science adviser, Anne Glover, for genetically modified organisms. Many scientific organizations want to keep the position. But even Glover's supporters admit that her position has problems—including a tiny budget and an ill-defined mandate—that the new commission, set to take office in November, needs to fix. (...) - by Kai Kupferschmidt, 31 July 2014

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E.U. Commission Rejects Plea to Block Stem Cell Research Funding

E.U. Commission Rejects Plea to Block Stem Cell Research Funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

"Agreement to disagree" among member states will remain the rule under Horizon 2020.

 

BRUSSELS—The European Commission today turned down a request by pro-life organizations to block E.U. funding for research using embryonic stem cells—causing many scientists to breathe a sigh of relief. The commission says the existing rules under the European Union's science program, Horizon 2020, are appropriate and will not change. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 28 May 2014

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Pro-Life Citizens' Initiative Worries E.U. Scientists

Pro-Life Citizens' Initiative Worries E.U. Scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

European Commission must consider turning petitioners' plea into E.U. law.

BRUSSELS—A group of European pro-life organizations is mobilizing against embryonic stem cell research in a way that the European Commission cannot ignore. One of Us, a so-called European citizens' initiative, has collected 1.7 million signatures from all 28 E.U. member states for a proposal that would block funding for research in which embryos are destroyed; under E.U. rules, the European Commission must now consider turning the proposal into legislation. (...) - by Tania Rabesandratana, Science, 9 April 2014

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Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data

Valuable information produced by researchers in many EU-funded projects will be shared freely as a result of a Pilot on Open Research Data in Horizon 2020. Researchers in projects participating in the pilot are asked to make the underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications and other scientific information available for use by other researchers, innovative industries and citizens. This will lead to better and more efficient science and improved transparency for citizens and society. It will also contribute to economic growth through open innovation. For 2014-2015, topic areas participating in the Open Research Data Pilot will receive funding of around €3 billion. (...) - Données de la recherche, par Thérèse Hameau, 20/12/2013

 

 

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EU opens the €80 billion Horizon 2020 to researchers

The European Commission this week opened the way for universities, research organisations and businesses to apply for a share of its massive €80 billion (US$110 billion) Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. But questions have already been raised over whether the proposed selection procedures will be good enough to reduce complaints about awards. (...) - University World News, by

Alan Osborn, 12 December 2013, Issue No:300

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Thousands of Italian Scientists Protest Strict Limits on Animal Research

Thousands of Italian Scientists Protest Strict Limits on Animal Research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Petition against new law attracts 13,000 signatures.

Scientists in Italy have petitioned lawmakers to revise a measure that sharply restricts the use of animals in scientific research. The controversial law, approved by the Italian Parliament in July, will soon go to the nation’s president for signature. It implements an E.U. directive on animal research, but critics say that Italian lawmakers added additional, damaging restrictions. (...) - by Marta Paterlini, ScienceInsider, 5 December 2013

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Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme

Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The European Parliament voted last Thursday on the final version of the union’s record research and innovation programme for 2014-20, dubbed Horizon 2020. The European Union (EU) has allocated €79 billion (US$106 billion) to spend on research and innovation projects, not just on the continent but also around the world. (...) - University World News, by Keith Nuthall, 22 November 2013 Issue No:297

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Wake-up call for European research and innovation

At the 5th European Innovation Summit, big names in research agreed that it was high time for a ‘wake up Europe’ call. A five-point declaration addressed to European Union policy-makers and member states was agreed after several speakers sought to identify ways to remove obstacles in the way of Europe becoming a successful innovation economy. (...) - University World News, by Alan Osborn, 11 October 2013 Issue No:291


 

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Strict Limits on Animal Research Stun Italian Scientists

In a major victory for animal rights activists, the Italian Parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that puts drastic limitations on animal testing. Scientists have warned that the provisions, voted by the Senate earlier this month, will severely hurt biomedical research in their country—but they haven't given up hope yet that the measures will be canceled.

“This Italian bill is brutal and is going to kill basic research,” says Roberto Caminiti, a physiologist at the University of Rome La Sapienza and chair of the Committee on Animals in Research for the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Marta Paterlini, August 2, 2013

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European deal cuts red tape

European deal cuts red tape | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Horizon 2020 research programme streamlines project reimbursements.

 

A deal struck last week during negotiations on the research programme for the next seven years in the European Union (EU) promises a significant change to the way in which institutions are reimbursed for the overhead costs of their research. The agreement for Horizon 2020 sweeps away the onerous red tape involved in the present diverse arrangements and replaces it with an across-the-board 25% reimbursement rate for all. (...) - by Quirin Schiermeier, Nature, 02 July 2013

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Horizon 2020 deal reached in Brussels

Horizon 2020 deal reached in Brussels | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Agreement thrashed out on EU research programme by MEPs and member states.

 

A last-minute deal on the Horizon 2020 Programme, the pan-European scheme to boost research and innovation, has finally been reached by the Irish presidency of the European Union (EU) and members of the European Parliament. (...) - Nature, by Quirin Schiermeier, 26 June 2013

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Horizon 2020: Funding rules are crucial for sustainability of Europe’s universities

Horizon 2020: Funding rules are crucial for sustainability of Europe’s universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The latest edition of EUA’s public funding observatory highlights that in countries where cuts are taking place, funding for infrastructure has been one of the most affected areas and it is likely that this trend continues. Ageing facilities and equipment will necessarily trigger increasing costs for institutions and deteriorate teaching and research environments.

 

It is therefore of crucial importance for the financial sustainability of Europe’s universities that, in addition to national funding schemes, the future European funding programmes, in particular the Horizon 2020 programme currently being negotiated at EU-level in the “trilogue” negotiations, provide funding rules that cover the costs for university research infrastructure in an adequate way. (...) - EUA, June 14, 2013

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[Germany] Governments are protecting agricultural subsidies to the disadvantage of research and innovation

 Heads of innovation instead of heads of cabbage

EU budget negotiations for 2015 have resulted in European government leaders planning to cut payments for research and innovation by 11% over the proposals of the European Commission. €1.1 billion would no longer be available. (...)  - HRK, German Rector's Conference

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Conflict erupts over landmark E.U. neuroscience plan

Conflict erupts over landmark E.U. neuroscience plan | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists threaten to boycott the Human Brain Project.

 

More than 300 neuroscientists have signed an open letter sent to the European Commission on 7 July to complain about the Human Brain Project (HBP), a hugely ambitious research effort led by Henry Markram of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. HBP, which will receive up to €1 billion in funding from the European Union and its member states, aims to capture the human brain in computer models. The critics say that it is too narrowly focused and poorly managed; they threaten to boycott HBP unless the commission tightens an upcoming review of the project and makes corrections.(...) -  by Martin Enserink, Science, 10 July 2014

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LERU universities want an ERA of change after the EU elections

LERU universities want an ERA of change after the EU elections | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) urges the EU’s political leaders to set ambitious and concrete goals for the next legislature: use smart investment in research and innovation (R&I) as a winning investment for Europe’s future, help Europe power up economically, and build a better society for its citizens. To succeed, we need new mechanisms, incentives and rewards to harness the strengths of the EU’s R&I policies and programmes and forge smarter links with those of the member states. (...) - Press release LERU (League of European Research Universities), 19 May 2014

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Le Human Brain Project victime collatérale de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse?

Le Human Brain Project victime collatérale de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

L’Union Européenne a suspendu les discussions sur la participation suisse aux programmes de recherches européens, et à Erasmus. Le Human Brain Project pourrait être touché.

Bruxelles avait menacé Berne des conséquences d’une acceptation de l’initiative contre l’immigration de masse. Dimanche, un porte-parole de la Commission européenne a confirmé que l’UE mettait à exécution sa menace, en gelant les négociations sur la participation suisse aux programmes universitaires «Horizon 2020» (recherche) et «Erasmus» (semestres d’études à l’étranger), révèle 24heures.ch.(...)  - ICTjournal, 17/02/2014

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Africa: New EU partnership, and initiatives to boost research

The European Union and Africa have agreed to set up a long-term, jointly funded research and innovation partnership to promote food and nutrition security. Meanwhile, a new innovation centre in Ethiopia and a plant breeding academy in Kenya have been announced.

The new partnership was approved at a meeting in Brussels of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation held on 29 November, according to a European Commission alert. (...) - University World News, by Wagdy Sawahel, 13 December 2013 Issue No:300

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Horizon 2020 Fires €7.8 Billion Funding Gun

European Research Council tightens rules to prevent flood of applications.

BRUSSELS—The European Commission has launched its first funding competitions as part of Horizon 2020, Europe's flagship research and innovation program. About €15 billion will be available in the next 2 years, with yearly budgets rising gradually until the program ends in 2020. (...) Science, by Tania Rabesandratana, 11 December 2013

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Europe's Horizon 2020 Ready for Rollout

Ministers adopt E.U. funding package in time for 11 December launch.

BRUSSELS—European research ministers have approved the content and rules of the giant Horizon 2020 research program at a meeting of the European Union’s Competitiveness Council, held here today. This was the last necessary step before the European Commission can release the 7-year program's first calls for proposals on 11 December. (...) - byTania Rabesandratana, Science magazine, 3 December 2013

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European funding is crucial to future of UK universities

European funding is crucial to future of UK universities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

It's not enough to stay in Europe, says Joanna Newman ahead of a £70bn EU funding vote – we need to work with them too.

The UK economy is doing a little better than expected this autumn with public sector borrowing down and tax receipts increasing. Nevertheless many households find their prospects bleak: welfare and local services are being cut, wage growth is weak and young people's job hopes are bearing the brunt. (...) - by Joanna Newman, The Guardian, 7 November 2013

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Report finds little progress on European Research Area

Report finds little progress on European Research Area | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

With just three months to go before the launch of the European Research Area, or ERA, much work is still needed before a border-free international market for research projects can be established, a new report has found.

The European Commission said last Monday that the European Union (EU) research market was still fragmented, with many different funding schemes for researchers in the 28 EU member countries and different policies for knowledge-sharing and open access to publicly funded research. (...) - University World News, by Carmen Paun, 26 September 2013 Issue No:289

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Scottish independence could leave UK universities with £10bn pensions deficit

Scottish independence could leave UK universities with £10bn pensions deficit | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Universities Superannuation Scheme says funds face potential crisis under strict EU laws on cross-border pensions

The UK's universities could face an immediate pensions shortfall of nearly £10bn if Scotland votes for independence next year, leaving the pensions fund in crisis. (...) by Severin Carrell, The Guardian (Scotland correspondent), Monday 29 July 2013

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E.U. Leaders Agree on Science Budget - ScienceInsider

E.U. Leaders Agree on Science Budget - ScienceInsider | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

BRUSSELS—E.U. leaders have reached a last-minute agreement on the bloc's budget for the next 7 years, which would include €70.2 billion for its flagship research program, Horizon 2020. This is a 23% increase over the previous incarnation, known as Framework Programme 7, which started in 2007 and ends this year. Throughout months of political wrangling, research funding has been relatively protected from cuts—but the R&D budget will drop next year, before shooting up in 2015.(...) - by Tania Rabesandratana on 27 June 2013

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E.U. Reaches Decisive Deal on Horizon 2020

E.U. Reaches Decisive Deal on Horizon 2020 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

BRUSSELS— Negotiators from the European Union's three main institutions have struck an informal agreement on the content of the next E.U. research funding program, called Horizon 2020. In addition to clarifying the program's rules, the 25 June agreement will allow for new ways to fund research in small businesses and in underperforming member states.

The legal package has a few more hoops to jump through: It has to be formally endorsed by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament plenary in the coming months. But the deal between negotiators from the European Commission, the Parliament, and member states has been praised as a landmark that will enable the timely rollout of the 7-year program—due to start in 2014 and potentially worth €70 billion over 7 years. (...) - ScienceInsider, by Tania Rabesandratana on 26 June 2013

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