19. November 2008

Between Success and Failure

Survey shows significant education discrepancies among the Second Generation in the Netherlands [more]

31. October 2008

Europe seeks consensus over “living wills”

The question whether a common European position on advance directives, or “living wills” is ethically required and practically feasible was discussed at a recent workshop organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF). Just as a conventional will allows people to specify how they would like... [more]

23. October 2008

Europe moves to strengthen its science and engineering labour base

The number of science graduates has been declining over most of Europe but there are no short-term solutions to reverse a trend that threatens the continent’s longer term prosperity and competitiveness. This established drain away from science and engineering taking place both at university level... [more]

15. July 2008

The University of the Future

In a world where economies are increasingly dependent upon high-level knowledge, higher education is a key national resource. But a Forward Look initiated by the European Science Foundation (ESF) shows that we need to know more about how universities, and other higher education institutions, are... [more]

22. February 2008

The new dynamics of European migration

Policy issues on migration in Europe could easily provoke heated debates and generate enormous interest.  These issues have recently drawn a crowd of over 40 researchers and about 50 students, journalists, policymakers and others to Nice in December 2007 for an ESF conference on migration and... [more]

19. February 2008

Roger Jowell, the founder of the European Social Survey, gets knighted for contribution in social science

Professor Roger Jowell, the co-founder and director of the European Science Foundation (ESF)- conceived European Social Survey (ESS), was recently awarded a knighthood by the Queen of England for his contribution to the social science field. The ESS was the first methodologically consistent study... [more]

15. February 2008

European Neuroscience and Society Network tackles neurosocieties head-on

The neurosciences have such a wide-ranging influence on so many areas of life that a new concept of the community has developed called “neurosocieties.”  To bring this community together, the European Neuroscience and Society Network (ENSN), funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF), has... [more]

14. February 2008

EDemocracy research requires all-inclusive approach, conference told

Research into eDemocracy must become more interdisciplinary, collaborative and comparative if it is to sufficiently analyse the role and impact of technology in democratic processes, heard delegates of a recent European Science Foundation (ESF) research conference on eDemocracy.EDemocracy is the... [more]

21. January 2008

Economists help climate scientists to improve global warming forecasts

Climate scientists are collaborating with experts in economic theory to improve their forecasting models and assess more accurately the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Although there is broad consensus that there will be a significant rise in average global temperature, there is... [more]

7. January 2008

Examining the European economy from a historical perspective

Is the single European market in people, goods, money and ideas a new development? Or are we merely reassembling something that existed a century ago? Appropriately, the European Science Foundation is supporting the researchers who aim to find out. GlobalEuroNet, the Globalizing Europe Economic... [more]