EU Invests Nearly $10 Billion to Attract/Retain Scientists
Date: November 27, 2011
Good news for scientists seeking work in Europe. The European Commission (EC) recently announced a plan to attract and retain researchers by investing €7 billion ($9.6 billion) in science over the next few years throughout the continent. The radical boost in capital, a 9 percent increase from last year, is expected to create approximately 174,000 jobs in the short term and 450,000 jobs total. As a part of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research, technology and development (FP7), the continent will fund scientific research to “tackle the biggest societal challenges facing Europe and the world.” To learn more about the European Commission’s plan for research and innovation, including project announcements and funding information, visit the FB7 website.