Lund researchers successful in obtaining EU funding
21 March 2011
The European Commission has listed the 50 organisations that receive the most money from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development. Lund University is in 23rd place and is the only full-scale Swedish university to make the list.
Lund University has received a total of EUR 50 million for 110 different research projects. It is primarily research within engineering, medicine and science that gains the largest grants.
”I see it as a sign that we have very good researchers. In addition, they have good networks, which mean that they get involved in different projects”, says Anneli Wiklander, who supports researchers in their applications for funding.
By far the highest amount of EU funding went to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France; EUR 230 million for 500 different projects. The CNRS, just like most of the other organisations on the list, is a large research institute with a completely different organisational structure from Lund University.
Among comparable full-scale universities, Cambridge and Oxford came out best, in fifth and seventh place respectively.
There are three other Swedish institutions on the list; however, not full-scale universities but specialised in engineering or medicine. These are Karolinska Institutet at number 16, KTH at number 29 and Chalmers at number 33.
The EU is the second largest external funder of research at Lund University. The largest is the Swedish Research Council.
See the list on page 78 of the European Commission report.