English version below Jag har i dag publicerat en debattartikel i Vetenskapsrådets tidning Curie om att det europeiska forskningsrådet ERC är under press och vikten av att vi tillsammans säkerställer så att rådets hittills så framgångsrika inriktning inte äventyras av ökad extern styrning eller genom förändringar på grund av den pågående pandemin. Texten nedan klippt […]

Tomorrow, Thursday, EU heads of state will meet to discuss EU’s long-term budget 2021-2027. This is an important meeting, not least when it comes to higher education and research. What is at stake is the priority given to EU’s new framework program, Horizon Europe. I have discussed this earlier on my blog – see my […]

Note: text updated January 30 in order to reflect the current situation after ratification of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by the EU Parliament  The end of UK’s membership in the European Union is drawing near: January 31st will be a historic date. The Brexit referendum took place in June 2016 and much has happened since. […]

“Academia in uproar over ‘planned €12bn cut’ to EU R&D“ The title of an article published in Research Professional, Friday, pretty much sums it up. It is deeply disturbing and worrying that considerable budget cuts in Horizon Europe are now being discussed. The initial allocation of 120B EUR to Horizon Europe proposed by the Parliament has […]