On 15 October 2019, UnILiON organised a political debate followed by a panel discussion on embedding universities into the fabric of society to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The University of Münster hosted this years event of the network in the representation of North Rhine-Westphalia in Brussel.
Jörg Becker was again invited to Brussels as expert on European Public Procurement. On September 25th 2019, he gave a talk about the future potential of public procurement, including topics like digital end-to-end processes, interoperability or the "one-stop shop" idea for procurement.
The European Commission has published the updated work programmes for the last year of the EU's Horizon 2020 framework programme. Eleven billion euros are available in 2020. The European Research Council (ERC) is offering its largest annual funding to date with 2.2 billion euros.
In February this year, the European Commission announced the launch of a new technology and innovation platform for research and innovation in the battery sector, “BatterRIes Europe“.
The Join Research Centre (JRC) is organising a series of events “Science meets Parliaments/science meets regions” around Europe during the year 2019.
The objective of this initiative is to build closer links between scientists and EU policy makers, in order to promote a culture of evidence-informed policymaking.
The events will involve different EU funded projects and researchers.
A great distinction for a mathematician from the University of Münster: the European Research Council (ERC) awards an Advanced Grant to Prof. Wilhelm Winter. The grant is one of the most important in Europe awarded for research purposes. “Even for individual funding such as this, the scientific environment is of major importance – and the conditions for basic research in mathematics are ideal here at the university of Münster,” says Wilhelm Winter.
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