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Get involved in the 39 brand new COST Actions starting in 2018

Mon, 2018-04-16 16:59
On 13 April 2018, COST’s governing board decided to fund 39 out of the 422 eligible network proposals. The 40th proposal is pending funding approval, which is expected on 26 April. The new Actions will be starting throughout summer and autumn 2018.

Prof Eugenio Coronado, Chair of the COST Action MOLSPIN, has been awarded for the second time an ERC grant

Fri, 2018-04-13 09:09
The Professor at the University of Valencia, Spain, will receive €2,5 million in the field of Physical Sciences and Engineering

COST annual report 2017: ‘Building bridges of excellence for young researchers’

Tue, 2018-04-10 16:20
The report focuses on COST’s efforts to empower and retain young researchers and innovators - one of the priorities of the COST Strategic Plan, launched in December 2017.

Success through participation - Athens Info Day

Tue, 2018-03-27 17:46
Researchers from Greece, one of the founding members of COST, participate in 97% of COST Actions and hold 3 Action chairs, 16 Vice-Chairs and 30 Working Group Leaders. On the 27th March representatives from COST, including President Prof. Sierd Cloetingh, travelled to Athens for an Info Day to encourage early career researchers to participate in COST Actions.

Promoting the value of COST - Serbia Info Day

Mon, 2018-03-26 16:53
Over 100 people, many of whom were early career researchers, gathered for the COST Info Day on the 23rd March 2018 held at the University of Belgrade, to discover how they could participate in pan-European science and research activities.

Communicating why pollinators matter could help save them and ensure food security worldwide, researchers say

Wed, 2018-03-21 16:42
International researchers met in Leiden, the Netherlands, to discuss the latest research on pollinators and stress the need to communicate their value more actively to citizens and policy advisors. Better science communication, backed by more research funding, could help ensure sustainable pollination worldwide.

Striving for better understanding of global atmospheric dust

Mon, 2018-03-19 16:57
COST Management Committee member, Carlos Perez Garcia-Pando has been selected by NASA to take part in a top international project; the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT).

Inspiring participation - Cluj Info Day

Fri, 2018-03-16 16:40
On Friday the 16th March, COST held an Info Day at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, to encourage a greater number of researchers from Romania to participate in COST Actions.

Spreading excellence, enhancing synergies; perspectives from South-Eastern Europe

Wed, 2018-03-14 14:13
On the 14th March 2018, Stakeholders gathered for a conference at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, to ensure more European regions can benefit from Horizon 2020.

Slovenian Info Day

Mon, 2018-03-12 17:23
COST held an Info Day in Slovenia on the 12th March to encourage greater participation of researchers from Slovenia in European research activities.

We are all stardust: top women in science trying to unlock the mystery of our stardust origins

Thu, 2018-03-08 10:42
Almost half of the experts running a network investigating the early evolution of our universe are women – a third of whom won ERC grants of up to 10 million euros in research funding.

Networking for the next quantum technology leap

Wed, 2018-03-07 12:41
A COST Connect workshop on 8 March in Warsaw, Poland, provides an opportunity for researchers, industry and policymakers to explore ways to better collaborate on advancing quantum research and technology.

Info Day in Warsaw: Encouraging greater Polish participation in COST

Tue, 2018-02-27 15:38
Over 100 participants, including many young researchers, attended the COST Info Day held at the Kozminsky University in Warsaw on the 27th February 2018.

Sustainable ageing is a major policy challenge

Wed, 2018-02-21 11:51
Current policies overlook the diversity of ageing populations, which can increase social exclusion in later life. This was the message presented in Brussels on the 20th February at the Sustainable Ageing European policy seminar, ‘Older People and European Public Policy Beyond 2020,’ organised by COST Action ROSEnet.

Connecting women in science

Mon, 2018-02-19 10:17
If you had to pick your favourite female researcher, who would it be? This has been the question on social media over the last week and for good reason, the 11 February was the International day for Women and Girls in Science. We are wrapping up our week-long celebration by introducing some of the women participating in COST-funded networks. We asked them about their experience starting out in the world of research, and what drove their careers forward.

Czech Republic Info Day

Fri, 2018-02-16 16:57
COST held an Info Day in Prague on the 16th February to encourage greater participation of researchers from the Czech Republic in European research activities.

Extension of Memorandum of Understanding between COST and Joint Research Centre

Thu, 2018-02-15 09:58
COST and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed an extension to their Memorandum of Understanding, which will cover the next five years. The extension strengthens the commitment between the two organisations to work together in order to promote research excellence through networking activities.

COST Customer Satisfaction Survey

Mon, 2018-02-05 10:44
Over the month of February, COST will conduct its biannual Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Mobile health applications put millions of users’ privacy and security at risk, researchers find

Fri, 2018-02-02 17:42
80% of the health apps evaluated in a European study transmitted health-related data to third-party companies, with only half doing so over secure (HTTPS) connections. Most of the apps did not meet legal requirements or standards meant to prevent users’ inappropriate and uncontrolled data usage and disclosure to third-party companies.