On 20 September Prof. Helga Nowotny, President of the European Research Council (ERC), visited the Turing exhibition at CWI, which was designed for the Turing Year 2012.
She was accompanied by Prof. Lynda Hardman from CWI and Prof. Marijk van der Wende, dean of the Amsterdam University College (AUC). The next day Prof. Nowotny gave the keynote speech during the opening of the new AUC building, discussing the relationship between teaching and research. The ERC President, who is a member of the International Advisory Board of AUC, is responsible for many European research funds.
ERC president Helga Nowotny (left) and Lynda Hardman, CWI