Prestigious new role for SFI director general

1 Jun 2010

Prof Frank Gannon, director general of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), as been appointed vice-president of EUROHORCS (European Heads of Research Councils), just one year after he was elected to the association’s Steering Committee.

“Professor Gannon’s election as a vice-president of EUROHORCs befits his immense talent in the scientific sphere. His tireless and focused efforts in securing the recognition for science that it deserves is clearly now recognised far and wide, and marks Professor Gannon out as a leading international voice in this arena,” said Prof Pat Fottrell, chairman of SFI, on hearing the announcement.

Founded in 1992, EUROHORCS is a prestigious independent association of national research councils and research organisations of EU member states, established to promote excellence in all branches of publicly-funded research.

By creating platforms for discussion, initiating joint activities and registering an impact on the international scientific stage, EUROHORCS has helped to enhance the role of national research funding and research-performing organisations across Europe. EUROHORCs also serves as an advisory body for the European Commission.

By Deirdre Nolan

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