News and Press Releases

  • European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) welcomes outcomes from ESA Ministerial Council meeting 

    January 13, 2017

    While the overall level of subscription to ESA programmes is high and the ExoMars programme is secured, ESSC is concerned at the levels of undersubscription to the Earth Observation and Science in Space Environment programmesThe European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) - the independent expert committee on space sciences - has welcomed outcomes from the... Read more

  • European Science Foundation launches expert services division – Science Connect 

    January 06, 2017

    Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF) today announced the launch of its new, expert services division, Science Connect, which will be dedicated to providing practical and interdisciplinary support services to the science community and science stakeholders in Europe.  Building on ESF’s extensive network and experience, Science Connect will... Read more

  • ESF coordinated research received 2016 international award 

    December 22, 2016

    Re-Becoming Universities? Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies (Springer Press, 2016), a book co-edited by David M. Hoffman and Jussi Välimaa, was selected for the 2016 Council for International Higher Education (of the US-based Association for the Study of Higher Education - ASHE) award recognising a highly significant outcome in... Read more

  • E-MRS 2017 Spring Meeting - Call for Papers 

    December 09, 2016

    EMRS returns to Strasbourg with Spring meeting 2017. The 2017 E-MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit will be held in the Convention Centre of Strasbourg (France) from May 22 to 26, 2017. The conference will consist of 26 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing... Read more

  • Consortium partners announced for new European Commission funded SCOPE Project 

    November 14, 2016

    The European Science Foundation (ESF), l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) have been selected as Consortium partners for the new European Commission-funded SCOPE project. The Grant Agreement has been signed by all partners and the project will be launched in 2017. SCOPE aims to... Read more

  • Innovative Public Engagement Conference to be held in Brussels, 16-17 November 2016 

    September 29, 2016

    ESF President Martin Hynes, member of the external Scientific Advisory Board for the PE2020 project, will make a presentation to a joint policy conference on best public engagement and sustainable innovation practices that will be held in Brussels on 16-17 November, 2016. The conference identifies common European priorities on how to stimulate societal... Read more

  • European Science Foundation to present awards at European Space Agency event in London 

    September 16, 2016

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Space Agency will be presenting the first ever 'Solutions to Global Challenges' award and the 'Sustaining Human Presence in Space' award at the Space for Inspiration event today at the London Science Museum. The two-day event, which is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), will focus on the work... Read more

  • MASE Astrobiologists study Mars-like environments on Earth to better understand extra-terrestrial signs of life 

    August 03, 2016

    Recently, a team of astrobiologists from the EU-funded MASE (Mars Analogues for Space Exploration) project descended 1.1 kilometers below Earth’s surface to the Mars-like environment of the Boulby Mine in the UK looking for answers about life on other planets. Six members of the MASE team headed to the mine on the North East coast of England to study ancient... Read more

  • Grant support from European Science Foundation and Graphene Flagship enables young researchers to attend ESOF 

    July 28, 2016

    Funding support from the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Graphene Flagship consortium enabled nine young researchers working on Graphene and related research topics to attend the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) which is taking place in Manchester this week. The successful applicants, who had applied for the grant earlier this year, are from eight... Read more

  • ESF expresses solidarity with EPSO 

    July 21, 2016

    The European Science Foundation expresses its solidarity with the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO)’s letter, sent  to the President of the European Parliament on 1 July 2016, requesting that action be taken to address the personal safety threats against independent scientists in Europe.    EPSO’s letter is available at the following link: www.ep... Read more