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"Centres of Excellence" is a prestigious title that 34 research Institutes from the acceding countries have received after a strict selection out of 184 proposals in response to the 1999 call. In the three years of their project the Centres of Excellence have fulfilled almost all of the tasks set out in their contracts, as well as successfully taking part in the call for proposals under the sixth Framework Programme.

In addition to the to the financial impetus from the Community and national contributions, the Centres have also benefited from an increased visibility in the scientific world, a change of mentality of the collaborators in the Institutes due to an exchange of staff with foreign scientific institutions, considerably increased networking with the Centres and within the European scientific population, and a significant rise in the number of publications in recognized scientific journals.

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Authors: VENNEKENS-CAPKOVA J, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);DUPONT P (EDITORS), European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20-959 EN (2004), 76 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20-959-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5049-5
Record Number: 200417529 / Last updated on: 2004-06-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en