Science ministers have given the nod to the fundamental change in approach proposed for Horizon 2020, backing the plan to focus R&D on Grand Challenges, including climate change, the ageing population and food security.
This signals a shift towards more interdisciplinary research, in which the physical and life sciences will be obliged to interact and work alongside the humanities and social sciences.
A statement by the Danish Presidency of the EU claimed there is now even greater emphasis...
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