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First “ERA Chairs” to boost research excellence in 11 regions

Eleven universities and technical institutes in less developed regions in Europe are to receive up to €2.4 million each in EU funding to boost their research capacity though the appointment of the first ever “ERA Chairs”, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, announced on Monday. The initiative aims to bridge Europe’s innovation divide by attracting top academics to organisations so that they can compete with centres of excellence elsewhere in the European Research Area (ERA).

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-125_en.htm

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