News

7. February 2012

European Social Survey Round 7

ESS Round 7 Call For Question Module Design Teams Now Open [more]


6. February 2012

Career Tracking - a Tool for Building Quality in Research

Luxembourg is the host on 9 and 10 February 2012 of an international workshop on tracking of researchers’ career, organised jointly by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) at the Chamber of Commerce. [more]


3. February 2012

2020 Signatures for a gender sensitive Horizon 2020

As a follow up to the First European Gender Summit, a new Manifesto aims to overcome the gender inequalities that still compromise research and innovation excellence. [more]


1. February 2012

ESF Research Networking Programmes are under threat but scientists speak in their defense.

Nature has recently published in mid-December 2011 a correspondence by Peter Dederichs, Psi-k Research Networking Programme and Jülich Research Centre, Germany, voicing the concern of the science community of seeing one "of the most successful activities of the venerated European Science... [more]


30. January 2012

Improving Medical Treatment Requires a Risk-based Approach to the Regulation of Clinical Trials

Current EU legislation represents a major hurdle to improving medical treatment due to the straight-jacket of EU legislation that the 2001 Clinical Trials Directive imposes, a group of leading European medical scientists charged today in a position paper1 issued in Brussels and Strasbourg. [more]


27. January 2012

Nobel laureate in Physics at ESF Graphene Week 2012

ESF Research Conferences is proud to announce that Nobel Prize in Physics Konstantin Novoselov will be a speaker at the “Graphene Week 2012”.  [more]


20. January 2012

Neuroscience conferences: the fruit of the partnership between ESF and FENS

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) have agreed to jointly develop a series of groundbreaking conferences on Neurobiology, with no equivalent in Europe.  [more]


17. January 2012

Professor Liselotte Højgaard, Chair of the European Medical Research Councils (MED (formerly EMRC)) named Denmark’s #1 "most academically prestigious" by "Dagens Medicin", a top Danish independent health newspaper.

“In recent years, Liselotte Højgaard has been chair of the European Medical Research Councils (MED (formerly EMRC)).  This is a platform that she has used really well.  With ease she sits in the vast bureaucracy of MED (formerly EMRC) steering the great nations such as Germany and France.” Original article... [more]


12. January 2012

Professor Sir Roger Jowell, Principal Investigator of the European Social Survey, died on 25th December 2011, following a heart attack, at the age of 69.

We at the European Science Foundation were saddened by the recent news of the untimely passing away of Professor Sir Roger Jowell, co-founder and director of the European Social Survey (ESS), which has received support over the years from the ESF Standing Committee for the Social Sciences (SOC (formerly SCSS)).  [more]


8. December 2011

Scientists Identify Strategies to Conquer Lifestyle and Genetic Factors Related to Chronic Diseases

Recommendations Published in Supplement to The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. [more]