In 2007, the European Commission established the European Research Council with the mission to encourage excellent frontier research in Europe through competitive funding, supporting top researchers across all fields and of any nationality.
Since then, the ERC has had a considerable impact on the European research landscape.
In almost ten years, it has funded almost 7,000 researchers and has been acknowledged in close to 100,000 international scientific journal articles. Researchers at the University of Oxford have been incredibly successful in winning these prestigious grants.
We are currently the number one university recipient of ERC awards across the whole of the EU and this success is testament to the quality of our world-leading researchers and the work they undertake.
To mark this significant milestone in the ERC’s history, the University of Oxford hosted a number of events including:
From Domestication to Domesday - Archaeology public engagement event
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities, Oxford
Beyond Boundaries - Six ERC grant award holders introduced by Roger Goodman
Blavatnik School of Government
Public lecture: Jeremy Brooker, A Light on Albemarle Street: John Tyndall and the Magic Lantern
Royal Institution, London