The German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) is considered a model of success. Since 2012, leading researchers have been working together to bring promising research results to patients as quickly as possible. In Brussels, scientists and politicians will discuss whether this model can be applied at the European level.
Despite its sparse population and adverse conditions, Israel exhibits impressive scientific achievements and a bustling start-up scene. This is not only a result of large investments in research and development.
By developing from a lateral-entry newcomer to a highly-respected interlocutor, Carlos Moedas has accomplished a noteworthy track-record during the first eighteen months of his term in office with the European Commission. He promises to be instrumental in shaping European research policies for years to come. A mid-term evaluation
The unthinkable has happened. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. The consequences – including for science – can hardly be foreseen. A commentary by Annika Thies, director of the Helmholtz Association’s office in Brussels.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has presented an umbrella strategy for the next few years. The research university in the Helmholtz Association wants to have: cutting-edge research work even closer together with teaching, unification of federal and state financial streams, and continued improvement of their profile. KIT President Holger Hanselka explains the strategy.
Seven top research scientists are to provide scientific advice to the EU Commission in the future, thus assuming the role of the former “Chief Scientific Adviser”. How should the committee work? And how independent can it be? Commentary by Annika Thies, Director of the Brussels Helmholtz Office.
Greek citizens voted on the austerity recommendations of their debitors. How do Greek researchers perceive the current situation and deal with the uncertainty it brings? We asked four of them to share their views.
The German Education Union GEW has been calling for more long-term jobs in science for many years, and now Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka is adding her voice to the demands. Is the need for action really that severe? We present two points of view.
Ten years ago the Helmholtz Association changed the way it allocates its research financing: since then it has organised a competition for funding. The German Council of Science and Humanities is now evaluating how well this method works. We spoke to its Chairman Manfred Prenzel
It is still considered an advantage – and in some cases even an absolute prerequisite – for researchers to launch their career in the United States and work hard there to develop an excellent reputation