Celebrating 10 years of European Research Council funding.
The projects featured in these podcasts were ERC funded
European Research Council Week
Celebrating 10 years of European Research Council funding
The European Research Council is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, marking an important milestone in making Europe a global centre of excellence in research.
To celebrate the considerable impact the ERC has had and demonstrate the type of research its funded, we’ve produced a set of podcasts featuring University of Exeter academics.
Everyone is welcome to listen to and share the podcasts below:
- Dr Sabina Leonelli, College of Social Sciences and International Studies – the epistemology of data-intensive science.
- Professor Philip Schwyzer, College of Humanities - The Past in its Place- Histories of Memory in England and Wales.
- Professor Maria Fusaro, College of Humanities: Average - Transaction Costs and Risk Management during the First Globalisation (16th-18th Centuries),
- Dr Joah Madden – The Evolution of Cognitive Performance.
- Professor Ivana Gudelj - The Evolution of Competition and Cooperation: How Polymorphisms in Microbial Populations Optimise Virulence and Mediate Drug Resistance.
On Monday 13 March we also hosted a public event and are pleased to share the following recordings from the event:
- Professor Tim Frayling, University of Exeter Medical School - "Nobody was fat during the war!" How do our genes cause obesity and diabetes in today's environment?
- Professor Michelle Ryan, College of Life and Environmental Sciences - The challenges of leaning in: Women's ambition, sacrifice, and risk-taking
- Professor Claudio Radaelli, College of Social Sciences and International Studies - Fixing regulations
You can view the accompanying slides for these talks here: ERC Week Presentations - public talks.
In almost ten years the ERC has funded nearly 7000 researchers across Europe, with its support having been acknowledged in nearly 100,000 international scientific journals. The ERC is praised by the international scientific community for the quality of its evaluation system, for the scientific discoveries it funds, for the positive impact on global brain circulation, and for the prestige and autonomy it gives to researchers.
European Research Council funding
The ERC has funded 35 projects at the University of Exeter with a combined value of more than €55 million in the past 5 years, with topics ranging from astrophysics to obesity, and forest fires to historical memory. The University of Exeter consistently ranks in the top ten ERC funded institutions in the UK, ranking 8th in 2016. In four of the past five years the UK has had more ERC projects funded than any other participating country.
As an institution, we strongly believe in the power of international collaboration and are proud to have an exceptionally strong relationship with the ERC, which we look forward to continuing.