Researchers at our university have made successful bids for numerous EU projects in recent years. Here we present the most important projects in the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and its Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

Horizon 2020 projects

In the current Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, which began in 2014, the average budget secured each year has been significantly higher than that of previous years. There are currently around 40 active projects, the most important of which are listed below.

Professor Alfons Käs and Professor Ralf Seidel in action
Professor Alfons Käs and Professor Ralf Seidel at the Peter Debye Institute for Soft Matter Physics. Photo: Christian Hüller

Structural Funds projects

Leipzig University also receives European money via the Structural Funds. A variety of research projects have already been funded under the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). A complete overview is provided by a biannual list of projects funded in the Free State of Saxony under the ESF and ERDF.

The largest current project, Data Mining und Value Creation, is a collaboration with the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (IMW).

FP7 projects

In the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7), which ran from 2007 until 2013, researchers at our university succeeded in securing 75 projects with a total budget of around 26 million euros. These are composed as follows:

•    57 collaborative projects, five of them as coordinator
•    5 ERC projects (European Research Council awards based on individual merit)
•    11 institutional Marie Curie projects, one of them as coordinator
•    2 individual Marie Curie projects

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