Less red tape in EU research, say Auditors

The administrative burden on those applying for and managing research grants under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme has been reduced, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Most of the simplification measures introduced by the European Commission have been effective, say the auditors, although there is still room for improvement. Horizon … Continue reading Less red tape in EU research, say Auditors

The General Court confirms the decision of the Commission not to submit a legislative proposal in the context of the European citizens’ initiative ‘One of Us’

According to the Treaty on European Union, EU citizens, not fewer than one million from at least a quarter of all Member States, may take the initiative of inviting the Commission, within the framework of its powers, to propose to the EU legislature to adopt a legal act for the purpose of implementing the Treaties … Continue reading The General Court confirms the decision of the Commission not to submit a legislative proposal in the context of the European citizens’ initiative ‘One of Us’

Artificial intelligence: Commission kicks off work on marrying cutting-edge technology and ethical standards

The Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. From better healthcare to safer transport and more sustainable farming, artificial intelligence (AI) can bring major benefits to our society and economy. And yet, questions related to the impact of AI on the … Continue reading Artificial intelligence: Commission kicks off work on marrying cutting-edge technology and ethical standards

European Defence Fund delivers new pan-European research projects

The European Defence Fund continues to deliver with another set of EU-funded defence research projects. The Fund, launched by President Juncker in June 2017, is a catalyst for the creation of a strong EU defence industry. It boosts defence capabilities and builds new partnerships across borders. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs said: "The … Continue reading European Defence Fund delivers new pan-European research projects

Times Higher Education and PolyU Co-host Innovation & Impact Summit

More than 200 participants, including influential higher education and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers around the globe, gather in Hong Kong for the inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit. Co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, the Summit inspires participants with a series of thought-provoking panel discussions on best … Continue reading Times Higher Education and PolyU Co-host Innovation & Impact Summit

Hinrich Foundation Releases Findings of Ground-breaking Research on Foreign Direct Investment on International Trade

The Hinrich Foundation, a non-profit organisation which aims to promote sustainable global trade, is announcing the findings of a major project on the impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China. The study was sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation and directed by Professor Michael J. Enright, a leading expert on international competition and strategy. It … Continue reading Hinrich Foundation Releases Findings of Ground-breaking Research on Foreign Direct Investment on International Trade