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Cyprus to have EU Presidency from 1 July 2012

Cyprus will have the EU Presidency from 1 July to 31 December 2012, following on from the Danish Presidency. It is expected that the Cypriot presidency will include European research and innovation in its list of priorities, wishing to progress the development of programmes such as: Horizon 2020 (which is due to start on 1 January…

#arma2012: Using Social Media in Research Support

Most of us have now returned from this year’s ARMA conference (apart from those who’ve bravely stayed on another few days for the PraxisUnico conference). A full write-up will follow, but in short the event was largely excellent: I attended several exceptionally interesting and useful workshops, made new connections with colleagues across the sector, and…

Major AHRC Funding Success for Northumbria

Northumbria University recently received notification of four successful AHRC Fellowships awarded in the last round of the competition, worth over £233,000 in total. This is a major achievement particularly given that there were only 73 awarded nationally. Here’s more on the story from the Comms team: The fellowships form the largest ever award package for…

Preparing for ARMA 2012

A few of us from RBS are heading down to Southampton tonight for this year’s Association of Research Managers and Administrators conference, subtitled “Making a Difference!”. Taking place over 12th-13th June, the conference provides an opportunity to hear from our peers on a range of topics related to research management, from ways to improve pre-award…