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Government gives €167m to six university research projects

Thursday 15 November 2012

The education ministry is giving €167m to fund six major Dutch university research projects, over a 10-year period.

In total, 42 requests for financial support were made through the programme. The six projects selected focus on cancer research, nanotechnology, brain research, language, child development and physics.

'We are are stimulating research which is among the best in the world, or has the potential to be so,' education minister Jet Bussemaker said in a statement. 'Free and independent research is crucial to force major breakthroughs in the big social issues.'

The Netherlands has come under fire from experts for not devoting enough money to research and development.


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Government gives €167m to six university research projects. We know the answer, or a least I do, it would have been cheaper to buy me a new lap-top.The quakes and leptons are not the small partial of nature they are made up of smaller partials of which gravity is one which is made up of electormagitrons.Cancer Genomics Centre should look at non common variants of disease.Frontiers of Nanoscience nanoparticles will be the asbestos of the future, you Dutch should know.Language in Interaction. The genetic basis of learning is programmable.Individual development: Why some children thrive, and others do not. This environmental and the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Diet.Research Centre for Functional Molecular Systems. The Mandelbrot set is the answer.Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics: Matter at all Scales. Dark matter is made up of gravity and entropy is dynamic equilibrium, gravity get weaker entropy gets stronger, simple.

By Terence Hale | 15 November 2012 2:37 PM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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