Big boost to research spending

EU“A €3.2 billion programme of research spending that will try to pull Europe out of recession and into a sustainable economic recovery has been launched by the European Commission. At a ceremony in Brussels witnessed by more than 800 senior researchers and industrialists, the commission put scientists on notice that millions of research euros would soon start to pour out of three private-public partnerships funding R&D projects across Europe. They will last until 2013 and will cover three topics …” (more)

[Keith Nuthall, University World News, 19 July]

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