Posted on 11 January 2012
Contributors to this issue of the EUI Review discuss research from a number of angles.
Following an introduction by Josep Borrell, Stefano Bartolini examines the applied vs. pure research question, Michael Keating writes on the research evaluation process in the UK, Lotta Svantesson discusses what the EUI is doing with respect to the Open Access movement, Veerle Deckmyn describes new challenges for research libraries, and Igor Guardiancich presents the Academic Careers Observatory’s survey on research funding in Europe.
The real demands underlying events such as the Indignados movement and the Arab Spring are touched upon in Donatella della Porta’s description of her new ERC project ‘Mobilizing for Democracy’, while Francesco Francioni and Christine Bakker discuss the policy implications following from their major project on the privatization of war, PRIV-WAR. EUI Alumnus Matthieu Bussière discusses the research component behind the Cannes G-20 meeting, from the viewpoint of his position at the Banque de France.
Finally, we hear about the activities of two major Robert Schuman Centre projects, with an article on applied research at the Florence School of Regulation by Jean-Michel Glachant and Annika Zorn, and an overview of the new Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom by its director, Pier Luigi Parcu.
This issue also includes Alumni News and covers the Opening of the New Academic Year ceremony.