Researchers join University from around the world

9 May 2018

Europe Day

More talented academics from around the world are joining Cardiff University to carry out vital research as part of an EU-funded programme.

The 11 projects include flood prevention, cancer research, the treatment of eye diseases and tackling dengue fever.

The University has secured more than £1.5m in funding for the Individual Fellowships.

The award is from the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme, which seeks to develop the skills and international mobility of researchers.

Fellows from China, USA, Colombia, Italy, Cyprus and Romania will be joining the University over the next few months.

The announcement has been made by the University on Europe Day (9 May), which celebrates peace and unity in Europe.

“This success is unprecedented and shows that individuals from all over the world are wanting to come and progress their careers here with us in Cardiff,” said Professor Nora de Leeuw, Pro-Vice Chancellor, International and Europe.