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  • 24.05.2016

    EU eases Visa Rules for Researchers and Students from Non-EU Countries

    The European Parliament has passed a new visa directive on European Union entry and residence that makes it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to study or do research at EU universities, as University World News reports. Member states will have two years to implement the directive, which will ensure that students and researchers may stay at least nine months after finishing their studies or research, and can move more easily within the EU during their stay
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  • 19.05.2016

    Fresh Air Project presented in Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan is one of the target countries of FRESH AIR – a new 3 year project which addresses the urgent need to prevent, diagnose and treat lung diseases in LMICs and other low-resource settings where the greatest burden of disease is experienced. The project was recently presented at the National Center of Cardiology and Therapy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The event was organised by project partners from Kyrgyzstan, the USA, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
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Important events | more...

  • 14.06.2016 - 15.06.2016 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan

    Innovation Training in Tajikistan

    The IncoNet CA project is organising a 2-day Innovation Training in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 14-15 June 2016. The seminar will tackle basic questions such as 'What is Innovation?' as well as offer insights and advice on business models for international science, technology and innovation cooperation, responsible research, and intellectual property rights. Click 'more' to download the draft agenda.
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  • 22.06.2016 | online | 11:45 AM CET

    Webinar on Horizon 2020 – General Introduction for Ukrainian Participants

    In line with RI-LINKS2UA objectives to further encourage and facilitate cooperation between research actors from the EU and Ukraine and to promote EU-Ukrainian participation in joint projects in Horizon 2020, we are pleased to announce the first RI-LINKS2UA webinar on Horizon 2020 addressing future Ukrainian participants in EU funded S&T projects. This webinar will be the first of many information and mentoring web-sessions on the opportunities for Ukrainian researchers, innovators and project managers in the EU’s framework programme for research, technology and innovation: Horizon 2020.
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Open calls | more...

  • | Deadline:14 June 2016

    M-ERA.NET Call 2016 – open to participation from Russia

    M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network to support and increase the coordination of European research and innovation programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering. The M-ERA.NET Call 2016 opened on 15 March 2016. 35 funding agencies from 26 countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 40 million €, including an EU contribution. The aim is to fund ambitious transnational RTD projects addressing materials research and innovation.
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  • | Deadline: 14 July 2016

    German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Armenian State Commitee of Science support R&D Cooperation Projects

    The Armenian State Commitee of Science (SCS) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have announced a funding measure for research and development projects with at least one German and one Armenian partner. Eligible thematic fields include bio-technologies / life sciences, material sciences, optical technologies, information and communication technologies, as well as environment protection techologies and sustainability research. Project outlines have to be submitted until 14 July 2016.
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Featured projects | more...

  • | Project of the Month – May 2016

    EL-CSID – European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy

    The EL-CSID project analyses the relevance of cultural, science and innovation diplomacy for EU external relations, locating developments in these fields in the evolving global context. Cultural and science diplomacy have played an increasing role in the European diplomatic story in recent years, and the European Union has made a major start articulating the relevance of cultural and science for its external relations. Among the project partners is the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.
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