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  • The biggest challenge facing Ukranian science is still the ever rampant corruption that seems to be inherent to the system. This is the main conclusion of the Policy Support Unit of the EU Horizon 2020 committee led by the old president of the KNAW Hans Chang.
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    20 februari - Within Horizon 2020 there are two flagship-programmes: Graphene and the Human Brain Project. How have they done so far? According to the interim evaluation by the European Commission the projects “are demonstrating that they are contributing towards excellent science.”
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    20 januari - The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on innovation in Horizon 2020. At the World Economic Forum in Davos commissioner Carlos Moedas said he was delighted with “such a high-calibre group of innovators.”
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    5 januari - On the 15th of January the public consultation about the future of the Horizon 2020 will close. The Renowned German Helmholtz Association argues that the scientific programme should “focus on topics where Horizon 2020 can achieve its maximum European added value.”
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    23 december - Universities and governments should place more emphasis on interdisciplinary research, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) suggests in its new position paper. “While interdisciplinarity has achieved a status of recognition, it has not reached its full potential.”