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LMU Munich Leads With Most ERC Awards in Germany

LMU Munich is the German university with the most European Research Council (ERC) awards. The ERC was set up in 2007 to support and stimulate ground-breaking basic research by providing generous grants for outstanding projects in Europe: ERC grants are awarded solely on the basis of the scientific merit of the proposed projects and are worth millions of euros. During the ERC’s first decade, LMU Munich has won more of these prestigious awards than any other university in Germany: At the present time, 61 of LMU’s academic staff hold ERC grants. [Press release: Ten years of the ERC] The spectrum of fields involved ranges from Archaeology and Developmental Psychology to the Biosciences and Nanosciences...

(Source: LMU Munich News