The French National Research Agency renews its support for Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the Arqus European University Alliance
|30 Jun 2023
|30 Jun 2023
On 1st June, the University of Lyon 1 received confirmation from the French National Research Agency (ANR) that it would be granted support for the period 2022-2026. This national co-funding will allow the university to undertake a wide range of initiatives.
Ministries of Higher Education and other government agencies in member countries of the Alliance are increasingly aware of the strategic importance of the European Universities initiative and are seeking to support the participation of their universities in this action by providing them with additional funding to enhance the quality and internationalisation of their national higher education systems.
In France, initial funding was granted from the ANR for the period 2019-2022, which has enabled a number of initiatives to be put in place, both in terms of HR support and assistance with various tasks.
In this new and increased ANR 2022-2026 funding, the actions foreseen are fully in line with the Arqus II work plan validated by the European Commission, reinforcing and extending those already planned. They will enable the Alliance to achieve its objectives and Lyon 1 to strengthen its role in steering certain actions and supporting others. This financial support will help to undertake various research support initiatives (scientific events, twinnings activities, support for doctoral mobility).
The French National Research Agency (ANR) is a public administrative institution under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The agency funds project-based research carried out by public operators cooperating with each other or with private companies.