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An overview of the latest COST news releases.


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09 June 2017 | General
COST Director Ronald de Bruin on the importance of research networks at LERU's Vice-Rectors meeting

On 9 June, COST Association Director Ronald de Bruin presented COST to LERU’s Vice-Rectors Research Policy Group. The meeting was hosted by Utrecht University and discussions took place on the next European Framework Program for Research and Innovation, the increased focus on the impact of research and the recent developments of the Brexit on EU R&D policies.


06 June 2017 | General
COST partners with the French National Research Agency in light of the 2017 edition of “Rencontres Recherche et Création”.

“Rencontres Recherche et Création”, also named “The Workshop of thought”, will take place within the Festival d’Avignon on 10-11 July, an annual arts event held every summer, since 1947. The session will gather artists from the Festival to dialogue along with researchers in human, social and cognitive sciences.


06 June 2017 | General
When trees start tweeting, it is not magic, it is science (COST Action STReESS)

There were a lot of impactful projects, publications and articles released by COST Action - STReESS (Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a Synthesis) during its four years networking programme with COST. However, tweeting trees became a definite highlight of the whole programme.


22 May 2017 | General
COST Action on Citizen Science to participate in the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2017 event (WIRE)

This year, the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will be hosted by the Technical University of Košice (Slovakia). The conference is supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and is related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency.


15 May 2017 | General
European researchers tackle the global challenge of chronic kidney disease

Researchers from 22 European countries have set up PARENCHIMA, a network that will boost the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers in efficiently managing chronic kidney disease.


11 May 2017 | General
COST Info Sessions in Romania

On 4 May 2017, COST organised three info sessions for the Romanian research community in Bucharest, in cooperation with MEP Victor Negrescu. The sessions were held at the Polytechnics University of Bucharest, the National University of Political and Administrative Studies and the Romanian Council for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).


02 May 2017 | General
COST Action DigiLitEY has released a report on the Internet of Toys: safety, security and societal insights

Internet connected toys have become an inevitable part of our kids' lives. And while they offer important opportunities for learning, health, and entertainment, they also raise questions about safety, security, privacy, trust and other fundamental children’s rights.


02 May 2017 | General
Inspiring stories from PROTEOSTASIS COST Action or how to boost your research career and make an impact

If you wonder how other COST Actions are performing or want to hear best practices and inspiring stories, PROTEOSTASIS has released an interesting video about their experiences during their Action. It features short testimonials of Action participants from different countries and institutions explain how the Action has helped them in their research careers and contributed to the broader topic of understanding proteins.


28 April 2017 | General
From wearable robots to black holes: get to know the 25 COST networks that kicked off this spring

Throughout March and April, we hosted over 600 researchers and specialists from all over the continent, involved in 25 new networks. The 25 kick-offs were a chance for them to meet and set out their networks’ goals and priorities. The Actions will receive an estimated EUR 13 million for the usual timeframe of 4 years, helping them put their research networking activities into practice.


25 April 2017 | General
Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh appointed President of the COST Association

The COST governing board – the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) – has appointed Utrecht University Prof. Dr Sierd A.P.L. Cloetingh as the new President of the COST Association for the next two years. His mandate is officially due to start on 21 June 2017, as he succeeds the outgoing President, Dr Ángeles Rodríguez Peña. The decision was announced at the 25-26 April CSO meeting in The Hague.



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