ERC in the Press for 2009

by Anna Jenkinson

Science Business,

1 October, 2009

"Since its creation in 2007, the European Research Council (ERC) has earned the reputation of being a high-prestige funder of basic research in Europe. But with the publication of an independent report in July, the spotlight suddenly turned on “excessively bureaucratic procedures” and “fundamental problems” that are undermining its governance, administration and operations. The ERC’s interim director, Jack Metthey, tells Science|Business how the ERC is responding to this criticism"... Read more

by Martin Enserink


17 July, 2009

Spanish economist Andreu Mas-Colell, 65, took over on 1 July as secretary-general of the European Research Council (ERC), a relatively new science funding agency. In that position, he's the representative of ERC's Scientific Council, which sets scientific policy at the Executive Agency, the Brussels office that runs the funding body. Mas-Colell, who worked at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University for 23 years, has been a professor at Barcelona's Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 1995, and was science minister for the region of Catalonia from 2000 until 2003.". Read more

by Anna Jenkinson

Science Business,

9 July, 2009

“In the future, Europe will not play a significant role in the world if it is not a powerhouse for scientific and technological advances” Andreu Mas-Colell told Science Business as he took over as the new head of the European Research Council (ERC)…  Read more


12 May, 2009

Article about ERC Starting Grant holder Dr. Frantisek Stepanek's research project: In a pair of small laboratories in Prague, a swarm of tens of millions of robots is being prepared, to be set loose en masse…  Read more

by Richard L. Hudson

Science Business,

6 April, 2009

After completing its start-up phase, Europe’s leading agency for fundamental research is now ready to ramp up the pace of its grants – and the economic crisis makes such investments more timely than ever, according to the agency’s head... Read more