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COST Director Ronald de Bruin travels to Macedonia to strengthen scientific participation

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:37
Director Dr Ronald de Bruin, travelled to Macedonia this September, as part of an Info Day to increase participation within the Macedonian research community in COST-funded activities.

New safeguards to protect Europe’s communication networks

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:22
A network of COST researchers is developing innovative solutions to strengthen Europe’s communication systems and increase their resilience to terrorist attacks, natural disasters and hardware or software failures.

COST President, Prof Sierd Cloetingh, attending EU Parliament event on the relevance of foresight and its impact on policy decisions

Wed, 2017-07-12 09:21
A deeper reflection about how to ensure a successful interplay between science and policy is key. During a panel debate organised at the EU Parliament COST President, Prof Sierd Cloethingh, shared his views on foresight from a research-funding perspective.

BESTPRAC: a model for empowering research administrators in Europe

Mon, 2017-07-10 13:39
The network that kicked off four years ago could serve as a model for other targeted COST networks, according to network leader Jan Andersen.

Rencontres, recherche et creation 2017: bringing together scientific research, art and society

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:26
At the Rencontres, Recherche et Création event in Avignon, Dr. Ronald de Bruin, director of the COST Association, stressed the importance of creating links between research disciplines, especially between social sciences, humanities and “hard sciences”.

Dr Ronald de Bruin stresses the importance of research and innovation impact at K4I event

Tue, 2017-06-27 13:00
At the K4I's Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the Worldevent on the recently published RISE report, COST Association Director Dr Ronald de Bruin pointed out the importance of creating and measuring the impact behind research and innovation funding.

35 new Actions to start end 2017

Mon, 2017-06-26 15:37
Approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 23 June 2017, the new Actions were selected out of 454 eligible proposals collected on 7 December 2016.

Prof. Dr Sierd Cloetingh takes office as President of the COST Association

Thu, 2017-06-22 09:54
After his appointment as COST President in April, Prof Dr Sierd Cloetingh is officially starting his mandate today. As COST President, he will chair the COST general assembly, known as the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO). He will be leading the strategic development of the COST Association.

COST multidisciplinary European research networks are key to FP9

Fri, 2017-06-16 08:50
On 15 June, the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) published its position paper, highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary, bottom-up, open and inclusive networks, pleading for sufficient funding post Horizon 2020.

COST Director Ronald de Bruin on the importance of research networks at LERU's Vice-Rectors meeting

Fri, 2017-06-09 13:14
On 9 June, COST Association Director Ronald de Bruin presented COST to LERU’s Vice-Rectors Research Policy Group. The meeting was hosted by Utrecht University and discussions took place on the next European Framework Program for Research and Innovation, the increased focus on the impact of research and the recent developments of the Brexit on EU R&D policies.

COST partners with the French National Research Agency in light of the 2017 edition of “Rencontres Recherche et Création”.

Tue, 2017-06-06 16:57
“Rencontres Recherche et Création”, also named “The Workshop of thought”, will take place within the Festival d’Avignon on 10-11 July, an annual arts event held every summer, since 1947. The session will gather artists from the Festival to dialogue along with researchers in human, social and cognitive sciences.

When trees start tweeting, it is not magic, it is science (COST Action STReESS)

Tue, 2017-06-06 10:33
There were a lot of impactful projects, publications and articles released by COST Action - STReESS (Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a Synthesis) during its four years networking programme with COST. However, tweeting trees became a definite highlight of the whole programme.