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President of the European Research Council visits InnoRenew CoE

On Friday, 29 November 2019, the University of Primorska (UP) hosted Acad. Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC). A discussion was held at UP’s Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies where participants discussed the role of ERC in modern Europe, science and math education at the graduate level and importance of the European Congress of Mathematics.

Special emphasis was put on organisation of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics (8ECM), which will be hosted by the University of Primorska, in cooperation with all active mathematical institutions in Slovenia, 5-11 July 2020 in Portorož (Slovenia).

InnoRenew CoE employees also had the opportunity to meet with Professor Bourguignon and discuss the ERC grant system, its objectives and insight into what makes an ERC grant application stand out from the crowd.