Tuesday, 23 February 2010

New Head of ERC Announced

Not sure of the transparency of the process with this, but the Vice-President of the ERC and Vice-Chair of the Scientific Council has been 'elected unanimously' by the self same Scientific Council to be the next President of the ERC. Professor Nowotny (for it is she) is Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences at ETH Zurich, and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of Vienna University. She replaces Professor Fotis Kafatos, who will remain as a member of the Scientific Council. And, faster than you can say 'nepotistic', Prof Kafatos has been proposed as Honorary President of the ERC.
Whoever said the EC was all about jobs for the boys? It's jobs for the girls too!

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