News and Press Releases

  • ESF-Science Connect publishes outcomes of its career tracking survey of doctorate holders 

    December 06, 2017

    Doctorate holders find intellectually satisfying jobs in academia, industry or government, but those in academia are least happy with job security ESF-Science Connect has just published the report with the findings of its 2017 Career Tracking Survey of doctorate holders. The survey, focusing on doctoral graduates of the years 2010 to 2016, was launched in... Read more

  • NuPECC-ESF launches the 5th European long-range plan for nuclear physics 

    November 27, 2017

    The ESF’s Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) has launched today its fifth Long-Range Plan (LRP 2017) for nuclear physics in Europe. This was marked formally at an event in the Brussels-based University Foundation. The event was attended by leading figures from the worlds of research, academia and European institutions. NuPECC, the... Read more

  • Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful! 

    October 12, 2017

    ESF participates in European research project on the use of jellyfish blooms as solutions for producing new products Global climate change and the human impact on marine ecosystems result in decreasing the number of fish in the ocean. Since overfishing decreases the numbers of jellyfish competitors, their blooms are in rise. They are regarded as annoying... Read more

  • ESF meets with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore 

    August 11, 2017

    On 8 August 2017, the Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation (ESF), Dr Jean-Claude Worms, met with Professor Bertil Andersson, President of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and with Professor Lam Khin Yong, Chief of Staff and Vice-President for Research, and other senior staff members. Read more

  • MERIL-2 Project launch introduces BETA version 

    June 20, 2017

    A European Commission-funded project to revive and improve the MERIL (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape) database and portal is underway, with a new portal being previewed today at an event in Rome, Italy. The MERIL-2 project builds on the previous phases of MERIL that were initiated in 2010, with a view to building an up-to-date... Read more

  • Scientific Community marks the establishment of Science Connect 

    April 18, 2017

    The establishment of the new expert services division of the European Science Foundation, Science Connect, was marked formally at an event in Strasbourg City Hall, France, on 3 April 2017.  The event was attended by senior figures from the worlds of science, research, academia and public life, including European and international guests. With 43 years’... Read more

  • If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, how does a journey around the solar system start? 

    April 07, 2017

    The DEMOCRITOS project is a H2020 SPACE funded project, with the aim to investigate the necessary demonstration activities in order to mature technologies for high power space transportation with nuclear electric propulsion (NEP).  The project concluded its activities today, in a workshop at the Delegation of the European Union in Moscow, Russia.  The... Read more

  • European Science Foundation kicks off a new career tracking survey of doctorate holders 

    March 29, 2017

    Nine European research performing and funding organisations on board Tuesday 28th March, 2017 – The European Science Foundation (ESF) and its new science services division Science Connect, have launched a new career tracking survey of doctorate holders. The survey has already started, collecting over 1800 responses to date, and it follows a successful... Read more


    March 23, 2017

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)Mars Analogue for Space Exploration (MASE) ProjectWednesday 29th March 2017 (09:30 – 12:00)CNRS - Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, Orléans, France.   The CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) will organise a press conference and visit on 29th of March at the Centre de Biophysique... Read more

  • ESF joins 40 science groups on an Open Letter to EU 

    February 10, 2017

    The European Science Foundation President and Chief Executive have signed the Open Letter sent by 40 European Science Organizations to the European Commission and European governments, requesting them to work with their counterparts in the US administration to maintain a global science system based on the principles and values that underpin scientific... Read more