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Canada's 2018 budget includes almost Can$4 billion (US$3.1 billion) in new funding for science over the next five years. This is in contrast to the Can$1 billion in new science funding contained in last year's budget - almost none of which went to basic research.
China's Basic Science Research Funding Doubles in 5 Years
The percentage of funding for basic science R&D in the central government's total financial input in science and technology has reached the level of developed countries, according to an official overseeing resource allocation and management at the ministry.
Direct funding of regional university networks is being talked about by the EC and national governments. Another option would be rewarding universities according to how much they contribute to local innovation - using an assessment similar to the UK’s REF. EU support for universities is currently channelled only to specific projects, with no institutional discretion.
Computer scientist Antoine Petit, 57, is the new head of Europe's largest research organization. On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron named Petit as president of CNRS, France's national research agency headquartered in Paris.
Parliament Wants a Substantially Bigger Research Budget
The European Parliament wants to substantially increase research spending to at least €120 billion in the next seven-year EU budget cycle that comes into effect after 2021. The current €77 billion research programme, “cannot satisfy the very high demand”. from applicants.