Societal Challenges


Social Sciences and Humanities are everywhere

Societal Challenge 6 and embedding Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Horizon 2020 were the central themes of the Info Day organised by the Netherlands Entreprise Agency and Neth-ER in Utrecht...

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Rinnooy Kan: 'We give focus to Dutch research in the years to come'

Alexander Rinnooy Kan and Beatrice de Graaf finished their work as presidents of the National Research Agenda (Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda) of the Netherlands in January 2016. This agenda...

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Column Paul de Krom: 'Europe needs strong innovation ecosystems'

From January 1st onwards, the Netherlands takes the limelight by taking up the EU Presidency for one semester. This will represent a perfect opportunity for the Netherlands to give its contribution...

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SSH research essential for societal challenges

Social sciences and humanities (SSH) research is essential for the seven societal challenges described within the Horizon 2020 programme. Therefore the League of European Research Universities (LERU...

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Horizon 2020, a big deal!

It’s a done deal! The European Commission, the Irish presidency and the European Parliament secured a deal on Horizon 2020! At least, in the trialogue. Today and tomorrow the heads of state will...

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Anne Glover: ‘When you fund research, you are investing in the future’

On the 1st January 2012 Anne Glover joined the European Commission as first Chief Scientific Adviser to President Barroso. She is Professor of Molecular biology and Cell biology at the University of...

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