More than 60 ERC pro­jects

Five researchers from the University of Helsinki have received the European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grant in November. The University of Helsinki has now a total of over 60 ERC projects.

The University of Helsinki has been successful in its applications for grants from the European Research Council (ERC), gaining its 60th grant-winner this year. University of Helsinki projects have accumulated more than €100 million in ERC funding.

In the halfway evaluation of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the University of Helsinki was the 16th most successful university in the ERC funding rounds. Of other Nordic universities, only the University of Copenhagen received more ERC funding than the University of Helsinki.

The European Research Council funds high-standard basic research in all fields of scholarship. ERC funding is very competitive, vied for by the best researchers in Europe. On average, 11% of applications are successful. The University of Helsinki has received funding for atmosphere research, life sciences, social sciences and humanities research.

 “The fact that the grants have been awarded to different fields of research indicates that the University of Helsinki produces top research on many fronts. Our researchers have been doing great work, and ERC funding lets us elevate our research at an even higher level,” says Jouko Väänänen, vice-rector for research.

Five new Con­sol­id­ator Grants

Five researchers from the University of Helsinki have received the European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grant in November.

The new ERC grantees at the University of Helsinki are Pipsa Saharinen (Faculty of Medicine), Tuo­mas Tahko (Fac­ulty of Arts), Jörg Tiedemann (Fac­ulty of Arts), Kaius Tuori (Faculty of Social Sciences) and Sara Wickström (Helsinki Institute for Life Sciences HiLife and Faculty of Medicine).

Read more about the new ERC grantees

University of Helsinki research funded by the European Research Council ERC  

Original article on University of Helsinki website.