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EU universities continue to lag as China advances up world ranking

This year’s Shanghai Ranking has just been published, with Cambridge and Oxford the only EU institutions in the top 10. The US continues to dominate as universities in China and Singapore make the top 100 for the first time

UK government pledges to guarantee funding for R&D projects that run on after Brexit

Scientists should continue to apply for Horizon 2020 grants. Any projects that go on after the UK leaves the EU will be funded from national sources, the UK government says

UK government approval to build world’s largest offshore wind farm

Multibillion-pound Hornsea Project Two will consist of 300 turbines and generate power for 1.6 million homes

EU must do more to boost private investment and deliver on green cities vision

The EU’s Green Capital programme aims to bring back nature and make our cities sustainable. But green projects cost money. The EU needs to articulate the vision and improve incentives to attract private investment

How to grow a new ARM in Europe

Its imminent sale to Japanese technology giant Softbank is a good time to reflect on some of the reasons chip designer ARM Holdings became a global phenomenon, says Peter Williamson of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School

Government must step in if Brexit leads to science funding shortfall

Uncertainty reigns in British science, not least because the UK gets more out in R&D funding than it contributes. Nicola Blackwood MP, chair of parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, has written to Chancellor George Osborne demanding answers

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EU universities continue to lag as China advances up world ranking
This year’s Shanghai Ranking has just been published, with Cambridge and Oxford the only EU institutions in the top 10. The...
UK government pledges to guarantee funding for R&D projects that run on after Brexit
Scientists should continue to apply for Horizon 2020 grants. Any projects that go on after the UK leaves the EU will...
Warwick: Alloy Oxidation breakthrough could cut steel production losses
New strategies of making steel production more efficient have been discovered, thanks to research led by WMG at the University of...
€2M to Aalto University from the Land and Water Technology Foundation
The donation will enhance doctoral education in water engineering and develop a new model for cooperation
UK government approval to build world’s largest offshore wind farm
Multibillion-pound Hornsea Project Two will consist of 300 turbines and generate power for 1.6 million homes
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Warwick: Alloy Oxidation breakthrough could cut steel production losses

New strategies of making steel production more efficient have been discovered, thanks to research led by WMG at the University of Warwick on the role of oxidation during alloy additions

€2M to Aalto University from the Land and Water Technology Foundation

The donation will enhance doctoral education in water engineering and develop a new model for cooperation

CERN: First call for proposals for the SESAME light source

SESAME, the pioneering new regional laboratory for the Middle East and neighbouring countries, today publicly announced its first call for proposals...

Horizon 2020 Special Coverage
Unlocking the value of Personalised Healthcare in Europe
This new study shows ICT investments could cut healthcare costs for key ailments by more than 35%.
Bigger and Simpler: A short guide to the EU's €80 billion Horizon 2020 programme
A two-year political fight formally began in Brussels on 30 November with the publication of the European Commission's plan for Horizon 2020, its omnibus R&D programme. It promises less red tape, broader benefits, and more jobs and economic growth.
Biofuels: The Next Generation
Key ideas and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of sustainable biofuels have emerged at the second in a series of three high-level academic policy debates on the energy R&D challenge, The Energy Difference
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