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1 Jerzy M Langer Academia Europaea, London, Inst Phys, Polish Acad Sci, Warsaw Excellence in Research, Aarhus, Denmark, April, 2012

2 Phd grad ths EU US 52 In S&E Patents/mln inh EU US 106 Publications 38% 31% but  The EU contributes less than the US to high-impact publications  The EU is not specialised in the most dynamic research disciplines  Most Nobel Prize winners come from the USA (expats and emigrants)  Highest impact technologies come from the USA  Highest ranked universities are in the USA and  Largest growth in HE and S&T is in Asia and Brasil !!!

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4 Hewlett and Packard & oscillator Varian brothers & klystron

5 “academic prestige depends on high but narrow steeples of academic excellence, it is not possible to cover all the bases.” (excellence + focus) „steeples of excellence” Steeples – high church tower

6 USAEUROPE population researchers1.461,58 (2,43) Total deficit-0,85 GDP13,114,1 USAEUROPE HE +RTO0,350,91 (0,6) business1,130,67 (1,88) Deficit in business-1,2

7 EU -2718,8 mln USA19,1 mln JAPAN3,8 mln 5 mln students in EU -10 (NMS )

8 Number of S&T students ; average annual change

9 9 Europe cries for the huge outflow of young educated Europeans to the USA, but MC fellows net flow shows the same but inside Europe Internal European brain drain

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12 Excellence calls for model organisations. That is why Europe needs a strong European Institute of Technology – an organisation whose mission would be to bring together the brightest minds and the best businesses and to disseminate the results throughout Europe. JOSÉ MANUEL BARROSO

13 ERC success reveals all flaws and deficiencies of European science scene There is a major challenge for less wealthy and developed countries Finland & Israel showed that it is possible – trust in human abilities and invest wisely in the knowledge-based future European solidarity is a must to avoid intellectual deserts in Europe (cohesion + research & education policy across Europe)

14 EU CSF+ budget EU -27 MS R&D state budgets

15 Europe must be more ambitious and coherent. Europe must offer younger researchers serious careers in Europe, also not far from home. Unless we create the European dream, the American dream will still win 15

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