If Europe is to make progress in tackling major societal challenges such as climate change, an ageing population and global pandemics, strong engineering competencies are needed, write Henrik Pedersen and Mogens Rysholt Poulsen (Aalborg University)
For the past half-century, collaboration and partnership with other nations in Europe have been ‘built in’ to our political culture; now, Britain faces a voyage into the unknown. What’s really important is that we form a powerful global community for making a difference to lives all over the world, just as CESAER Members have been doing for the last thirty years, writes Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey
A highlight of the recent event Openness and commercialisation was a panel of academia and industry experts and representatives brought together to discuss tensions and synergies, and the way forward to balance commercial advantage with open science.
CESAER and UNICA have published a joint open letter to the European Commission and Science Europe, outlining our recommendations on how to advance funding for inter- and transdisciplinary research under competitive national and European funding instruments in the years ahead.
We have nominated Karel Luyben for election as President of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Association. The elections of President and Board of Directors will take place during the first General Assembly of the EOSC Association on 17 December.
Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will host a conference in Tomsk (Russian Federation) in September 2021 providing (i) a global stage to its (international) networks, and (ii) an opportunity to reach out and engage with universities of S&T from China, Europe and Russia.