The European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships Scheme is designed to facilitate the mobility of international researchers in Europe. Aston has taken advantage of this scheme with success over several years, using it to bring numerous world class researchers to the University. The current awards are across four broad scientific areas, including physics (one), life sciences (two), chemistry (two) and engineering (eight).
Each fellow will undertake a two year multi-disciplinary research and training project supervised by an Aston host. The thirteen research awards are the most received by Aston, at one time.
The awards across physics, life sciences, chemistry and engineering include:
Aston University Vice Chancellor, Professor Dame Julia King, said: “We are delighted to have received a record thirteen fellowship awards from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Scheme. This is an excellent result for our many leading scholars and researchers amongst our academic staff.
“We are delighted to have received a record thirteen fellowship awards from the Marie Curie Scheme. This is an excellent result for our many leading scholars and researchers amongst our academic staff.
These awards recognise our strong performances in global research within these key fields, highlighting the impact Aston is delivering for society.“
Aston is already engaged in a number of major international research partnerships including the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT), which was launched in 2013, alongside Novosibirsk State University (NSU).
Research in the European Bioenergy Research Institute provides practical bioenergy solutions for companies and organisations in the region, the UK, Europe and the world.
Other research centres at Aston include the Aston Brain Centre (ABC), with a range of international and regional partnerships, including Birmingham’s Children Hospital. The Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) has a range of international partnerships, including a recent 2.3m euro link-up with European colleagues focusing on combatting frailty and cognitive decline.
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