Higher Education

01/10/2021: EIT, G20, Energy efficiency, Circular Plastics, Soil farming & carbon capture, EU Unitary Patent, Data Act, and some WE readings

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EIT Governing Board call
– G20 Research Ministers adopt declaration on research, higher education and digitisation
– Commission publishes recommendation and guidelines on the energy efficiency first principle
– Circular Plastics Alliance: a new step towards 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics
– Soil, farming and carbon capture
– EU closer to a long-awaited Unitary Patent Court
– The Netherlands publishes non-paper on upcoming Data Act
– Another increase in research budget in a EU country: Austria
– Starting in science: the real story
– EU Council Think Tank September Review

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21/9/2021: Reform of the Research Assessment System, CH to fund ERC proposals, Open Access, Quantum investments, new U-Multirank HE cooperation index

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Reform of the Research Assessment System
– Switzerland will temporarily fund ERC proposals with own funds
– Monitoring the open access policy of Horizon 2020
– UK starts construction of new £93 million quantum computing centre
– New ERC President, Maria Leptin, to take over on 1st November
– U-Multirank creates new ‘Higher Education Cooperation Index’
– 2022: Year of Youth and ERASMUS as a tool to promote European Education Area

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