In 2007 the European Commission established the ERC with the mission to encourage excellent basic research in Europe through competitive funding, supporting top researchers across all fields and of any nationality.
Since then, the ERC has had a considerable impact on the European research landscape.
In almost ten years it has funded nearly 7,000 researchers and thereby also supporting over 40,000 team members.
Its support has been acknowledged in close to 100,000 international scientific journal articles.
To commemorate these first ten years, the University of Pavia is organizing the “ERC Spring Events @unipv”, two important events that will take place the next month of May and will be attended by the EARCEA Head of Unit Prof.ssa Angela Liberatore, the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Prof. Bernard L. Feringa, the University of Pavia ERC Grant Holders and other important speakers of international level.
The aim of the two events will be:
– to focus attention on the future of “frontier Research” performed in Pavia;
– to stimulate an exchange of experiences between Principal Investigators of ongoing projects and “ERC Candidates” in Unipv, with the participation of Phd Students as future researchers;
– to achieve public engagement and outreach of the research activities carried out by our ERC Grant Holders.