As a signatory of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities”, ERCIM endorses “Enabling Open Scholarship”, an organisation with the mission to promote open access, open education, open science and open innovation.

Adam Dunkels, senior scientist at SICS, Sweden, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 for his work on Internet-connectivity for embedded systems and wireless sensors. Selected from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, the TR35 is an elite group of accomplished young innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation.

The Office of the Prime Minister in the UK announced in June 2009 that Tim Berners-Lee will "help drive opening of access to Government data on the Web over the coming months." The announcement is an important step in helping to fulfill the vision for a Web of Linked Open Data built on W3C's open Semantic Web standards, exposed by Berners-Lee in his TED 2009 talk ( talks/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html). "

In 1969 the first official informatics curricula were started in Austria. This anniversary was celebrated at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in April 2009. The Austrian universities celebrated this event together with 300 attendees.

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