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news Why I’m marching (It’s not all about Trump)

On Saturday, thousands of scientists are expected to take to the streets all around the world. Here, some of them explain why they are campaigning

news Regional cluster wants to upgrade Romanian IT sector

Efforts to boost e-government and smart city solutions in Romania need more strategic thinking, Stelian Brad, president of Cluj IT Cluster tells Science|Business.

news View from the US: marchers want to promote and defend science

A survey of 1,040 people who intend to March for Science shows the top four reasons are: encouraging policies based on science; encouraging the public to support science; opposing political attacks on science; and protesting cuts in science funding

news EU launches probe into Hungary’s controversial education bill

Investigation into the proposal - widely seen as an attempt to close the Central European University - could eventually see Hungary taken before Europe’s highest court and fined

news Why Trump won’t derail the Paris climate Agreement

Climate experts tell Science|Business the US president’s slash and burn approach to environmental policy may embolden climate sceptics, but it will not lead other nations to curb their emission-cutting efforts

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event Framework Programme Working Group

A Science|Business Network session (for members only)

Brussels - 11 May 2017

event Rules of Engagement - The European Open Science Cloud

Meeting of the Science|Business Cloud Consultation Group

Brussels - 19 May 2017

event Health transformations: How smarter use of data can improve health and wellbeing – and stimulate the economy

Science|Business Healthy Measures conference

Helsinki - 23 May 2017

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viewpoints We’re in a desperate fight to keep our university open

Tomorrow, the European University in St Petersburg will have its license to operate revoked. “When there are 11 state agencies scrutinising you, there might be something political behind it,” Grigorii Golosov, professor of political science, tells Science|Business

viewpoints Formula for a breakthrough: hard work and long-term stable funding

As the European Research Council turns 10, grantee Ben Feringa, winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, gives Science|Business his recipe for success. The secret ingredient? Funding for the long haul in the lab

viewpoints EU must not tolerate the threat to academic freedom in Hungary

As the national assembly gathers to vote on higher education rules that could force the Central European University to close, CEU alumna Zsuzsanna Végh says the EU cannot allow a member state to undermine intellectual freedom and academic autonomy

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report Research Strategies The next Framework Programme

In October 2016, the Science|Network of universities, companies and innovation organisations gathered in Brussels to debate the future of EU R&D programmes. The result: A profusion of ideas, recommendations and warnings for the future of EU research and innovation.

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Science|Business Network

network TEDxBrussels: Open Science can save the planet

Frontiers’ CEO, Kamila Markram, makes a case for why open science is the key to innovation, economic growth and solutions to a sustainable future.

network Aalto-2 satellite launched into space

The launch from Cape Canaveral was successful and Aalto-2 is on its way towards the International Space Station.

network Warwick electronics research receives £1.75M boost from EPSRC

Cutting-edge electronics research in the UK has received a huge boost, thanks to grants for the University of Warwick – totalling almost £1.75 million – from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

network University of Luxembourg takes next step in 3D body modelling

Scientists at the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) are working on the next breakthrough in...

network RDA Council candidates approved

The 2017 slate of candidates for RDA Council was approved by the RDA membership.

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Focus on health

Science|Business has introduced a new journal focused on healthcare: Healthy Measures. Subscribe for updates.

Setting the bar for measuring patient outcomes

ICHOM standards will soon cover half the global disease burden. Christina Åkerman, head of the consortium tells Science|Business their application will highlight inequalities, give greater priority to quality of life and help healthcare systems extract more value from restricted budgets

New Cambridge research institute wants to cure hospital inefficiency

The science of healthcare is underdeveloped. A first-in-Europe institute opening in Cambridge aims to change this, providing evidence of how to organise health to improve outcomes

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A cure for Alzheimers? It seems far off, if not impossible. But a researcher for France’s computer science institute thinks that computer-generated avatars – not quite as glamorous as in the Hollywood movie – could at least help predict your odds of getting the disease.

 

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